Tree of Life

There is light at the end of the tunnel, the expanded Tree of Life quilt is almost finished. Saturday morning I was determined to finish pp the flying geese for the border.  I’m using Island Batik Rice for the geese and their solid white for the sky.

All templates pieced and trimmed, ready to start joining them. paperpiecedflyinggeese, islandbatik, islandbatikambassador, treeoflifequilt, logcabinquilt

I like to lay the strips out before joining them all together. It’s a good thing because too because I found 2 blocks in different strips that were sew in the wrong direction.

paperpiecedflyinggeese, islandbatik, islandbatikambassador, treeoflifequilt, logcabinquilt

Sunday evening after the blocks were unstitched and resewn. Tonight I will join these 3 sections together and I should have time to add the first border before calling it quits for the day. Hopefully it will be a quilt top by next weekend. The tree and grass fabrics are also Island Batik.

This quilt will finish much larger than the QAL quilt we will be making beginning Aug 1st. More info here.

paperpiecedflyinggeese, islandbatik, islandbatikambassador, treeoflifequilt, logcabinquilt

News arrived in my email and mailbox. One of my quilts was accepted into the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show, it’s virtual this year.


  1. Such a labor of love. I am sure it will be a spectacular finish. Congratulations on getting your quilt accepted into the show.

  2. What a delightful quilt. Reminds of when Eleanor Burns shared novel ways to put together log cabin blocks to create representational designs. Here Christmas tree, green with brown trunk on a white background is very similar to yours. Of course in the early ’90s the only fabric available was basically calico and solids.

  3. Congratulations! Good news indeed. Love this version of the quilt the best I think although it’s so hard to decide! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  4. You are moving right along this week, can hardly wait to see the whole thing! Congrats on getting into the WI show. I have been to that one several times when it was under Nancy’s Notions, what a great show!

    1. Then it stalled…lol. Tuesday and Wednesday were full days for me but I did manage to get the 3 sections sewn together. Hopefully this evening I can cut and attach the first border. Fingers crossed.

  5. Glad you caught your blocks early – hate doing surgical repairs on quilts. I really love this and wish I had the time, but sadly I do not. Good luck with the QAL – I will be cheering you on!

  6. The tree is really looking good, I especially like the dark pink pops of color in the grass. The subtle shades in the background add a lot of visual texture too. It’s a beauty.

    1. The photos don’t do the background justice, I can’t wait to take a photo outside and share it. The pink pinwheels, I think I am going to add some bias stems and a few leaves.

  7. Hi Denise! Congrats on getting your quilt in to the quilt show. Ooh, darn good thing you laid out that row before starting to stitch – good catch. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Thank you Roseanne. Most of the time it isn’t obvious if a block is turned wrong but boy, they were very noticeable. Easy fix.

        1. Thank you for the party. I really like the color variation in the rice and its soft colors.

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