Tree of Life QAL-Final blocks

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In the beginning it felt like it was going to take forever but now it seems to have gone so fast. For those who have been following along there are a few things you should know before I share the final download.

•July 1st-31st link your June blocks below.

•The July download will include the final 9 blocks, don’t worry they’re easy whole background blocks which means if you have opted for a solid background you’re ahead of the rest of us.

•Also included in the July download is my recommended block joining and seam pressing. By all means, press your seams the way you like if you already have a method you follow.

•Once you have joined your blocks you may add the outside border or not, totally up to you.

•August 1st through August 31st link up. Share your finished top or in progress top, quilted or not, it doesn’t matter. There are only 2 people left for the giveaway, I hope both of you link up before August 31st so I can split these great prizes between you. To qualify for the giveaway you must link up your finished top (with or without border, quilted or unquilted). Winners will be announced in a post Sept 1st and through email.

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Joining my rows.

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Top complete with outside border, papers still attached.

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I would like my quilt quite a bit larger so I opted to include a 6″ finished flying geese border. For these I used the 6″ finished Flying Geese die from AccuQuilt. The goose patch is Rice, my background fabric and the sky is Moonstone that I used in the tree trunk. Both are from the Island Batik Foundations Collection and can be purchased throughout the year.. Then I think I will add another border, hmmm.

Prized and Sponsors

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First I would like to thank Island Batik who made all of this possible. They supplied the fabric needed to piece my quilt for the QAL. All of the fabrics in my quilt are from their Foundations Collection. This collection includes Basics, Blenders, Neutrals and Solids and are always available throughout the year.

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Thank you Charisma Horton who generously donated 6 patterns. If you have not visited her site during the QAL I ask that you do so by clicking her logo above.

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Thank you Kathryn LeBlanc from Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio who donated 3 surprise puzzle packs. Sorry, I did not open them to see what they are exactly so you’ll have to let me know. Visit her by clicking the logo above.


Thank you Monique from Ladybug’s Cabin for sending Choir of Poppies pattern, looks so fun. Visit her by clicking the logo above.

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Thank you Margaret from Eye of the Beholder who sent us 3 patterns, I am so jealous I cannot keep these. Visit by clicking the logo above.


From me, a fat quarter of Island Batik Floralicious. I may have gone a little nuts over this collection when it was first released and I hope you will love it as much as I do.

Patterns, winners choice of 2 patterns from my Etsy Shop. You can window shop here.

The final download

Thank you for participating

I hope you have found my instruction clear and easy to follow, and that you have a beautiful quilt to reward yourself for the all the hard work.

There is another QAL in the near future but first I need to remove all these darned papers and finish working on the design.

Link your June blocks


  1. Susan

    Thank you for this QAL. I got my fabrics, thought I was ready to start, then my sewing machine quit working. I took it to the repair shop and they said it would take 3 months before they got to it as they had a huge back up due to the pandemic. I won’t go into the whole fiasco, but needless to say I am currently still without a sewing machine. I hope I can sew this quilt in my lifetime. It is one of the few that has captured my heart.

    • Denise

      You’re so welcome and thank you, you are so kind. Maybe it’s time to run to Walmart and pick up the cheapest machine they have for a backup. 3 months is crazy.

      • Sandie Hrycyk

        I am still enjoying this quilt along and I’m very pleased with how the quilt is looking. The diagonal rows in the middle of the quilt are long! Thank you for offering this pattern to us free and breaking it down into doable chunks.

        • Denise

          Oh I know but not sure of another method for putting it together. I’m so glad you have enjoyed it and thank you for joining me.

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