Barb Glaeser sent this picture of her recently finished Tree of Life quilt.
Here is the story behind the quilt:
I loved the project and it traveled many places with me over the years. I did make a few design additions. I added a butterfly because my right side wound up curving out too far and leaving a void, when I washed it after doing the quilting one of the red wool flower centers bled, so we had to have bullion bumble bees! Since it is the tree of life I thought this was appropriate!
My daughter decided she like the tree of life quilt but wanted it smaller to hang in a certain place in her home (which she no longer lives in!!). I decided to make it the size of the pattern in the book (i.e. not enlarge at all). This was a 5 year 10 month on/off project (I know because I started when my grandson was born and finished last month and he turned 6 yesterday!).
It finished at 36 x 36.
I love the way Barb made this quilt her own. Well done and thank you for sharing!
Beautiful quilt and I may have to ‘copy’ some of her techniques to make it work on one of my appliqué projects. Miss hearing about all your quilting activities Becky!
Oh, to have time to do everything…
beautiful quilt! And it’s FINISHED – that’s the best part of all!!
Great job! All of us should make every quilt our own!