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LaurelB on craftsy.com
Denver, CO

I've been making costumes and clothes for almost 10 years now, but I've just recently gotten into quilting and jewelry making. I'm not very patient when it comes to crafting, so if I can make ...

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Paper Pieced Tree Frog

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Paper Pieced Tree Frog
Paper Pieced Tree Frog design
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Paper Piecing

Pattern Description:

This isn't my design; I discovered some pictures on a German site (http://chasenbach.tripod.com/bqn/laubfrosch.html), couldn't find a pattern, so I worked out how to do it with QuiltAssistant (which is a great FREE program if you want to try out designing paper piecing patterns yourself). Here it is! It looks fun, but pretty complicated.

This pattern as-is makes a 12" square, but if you want to make it smaller, change the scale when you print. On my pdf program, I go to File -> Print, Scaling Type: Custom Scale, and change the page zoom (for example, 80% scale will make it 12inches*0.8 = 9.6inches. OR, say you want an 8" square, you'd do 8inches/12inches = 66%).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12" x 12"


  • small amounts of 5 different fabrics (widest piece is about 6 inches)

You Will Also Need:

  • paper
  • thread
  • rotary cutter or scissors