For my “Out of the Woods” quilt, I wanted to add a forest of trees to a large, graphic mountain I had pieced. My idea was to use straight lines for tree trunks in combination with back and forth lines to create the tree branches. My hope was that these would resemble pine trees or the majestic Redwoods (both were on my mind as I thought about the pattern). To see if the idea would work, I started by practicing drawing the trees on paper. My motto is, “If I can draw it, I can quilt it!” This quick video tutorial gives a short overview of the process and some ideas for ways you can modify the pattern to work for you. Just remember that even trees are not “perfect” in nature and be kind to yourself as you try new quilting patterns!