Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tree of Life top is done

 I know it doesn't look much different, but all of the leaves are fused on and each one has "veins" sewn down. I knew they would have to be attached and did the first one adding veins. I liked it OK, but wanted to see if I could free motion around the edge. Nope.

There are 57 leaves (if I counted right) and it only took about 1 1/2 hours to do them all. I'm not very fast but I am thorough.

The borders are on, and it is ready to be sandwiched and quilted. I think I've decided I'm going to use clear polyester thread. That way the back can be used for the church members to sign before it is presented to Fr. Paul.

In the picture of the leaves you can see the veins I've sewn in to attach them to the quilt top more securely. I know they might detach around the edges, but I figure that will just give the quilt more dimension.

To see what more folks are doing, check out Judy's blog. 

12 comments:

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I love it, you did a fantastic job on it! I think one like it is in my future.

LynCC said...

Turned out so nice!

Erin in MI said...

This is just an amazing project Mary. I love how you've developed this design yourself. So creative! Great work!

Wynn_Anne Sibbald said...

Oh, Mary, it is so beautiful. A work of art. All the detail .... I love the leaves, the tree itself, the way the brown fades to dark, the celtic braids ... I'm sure Paul and Nancy will treasure it.

Allie said...

This is incredibly gorgeous - you did a beautiful job with it, I'm so in awe! Absolutely award-winning.

Bonnie said...

I so enjoy seeing this every Monday... it looks like you are getting it closer to being done. Congratulations.

AnnieO said...

Amazingly beautiful design and execution! What a treasured quilt it will truly be.

The Twilight Quilters Coven said...

Beautiful still! A true work of art....

Denise :) said...

Wow -- this is so beautiful! :)

Kate said...

Very pretty. You've put in a lot of work and it shows.

Linda said...

That is really nice Mary. Very very nice!

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

Oh my goodness, what a spectacular quilt! I've been watching its progress and you have done a fabulous job. Congratulations!

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