I made this for my daughter 5 years ago after her fourth child (all boys) was born. I asked if I could borrow it so I could take pictures and document it.
Since I just returned from a trip visiting her I thought it was a good time to look back. The boys represented on the tree are now 11, 9,7, 5. Where does the time go?
The light background tree fabric and background fabric were chosen by Kristen. The background fabric makes a very interesting background. I embroidered falling leaves all over it.
The tree has words that describe “home.”
Of course having “bark” fabric for the tree truck made a perfect place to “carve” initials.
And as it happens in the fall the leaves gather around the base of the tree. Batik fabrics were perfect to make dimensional leaves as the edges don’t fray and the back looks as good as the front and the coloration is perfect.
The quilt measures 39 x 42. It was one of those “in my head” quilts that actually finished much like I had hoped. That doesn’t always happen. I wonder which one of these boys this quilt will get passed on down to?
A little art quilting, on the journey. Jackie