Well, the wall hanging has been given, so I'm free to share it. Mostly I want to share about the quilting of it, as this was one of the last quilts I was able to quilt on my Pfaff Grand Quilter without threads breaking and stitches skipping. If you need a refresher about that saga, read it here.
I took my quilting cues from the quilt made by Sew Kind of Wonderful. This is a free pattern using SKoW's Mini Quick Curve Ruler. See it here. First I echo quilted the shape of the tree. Then I filled each tree with different patterns.
The skinny loops in the beige-colored tree were easy to quilt.
I had never tried this checkerboard background quilting, and though I totally love the effect of it, it is a bit time consuming to accomplish. That's why I quilted the checkerboard only on this burgundy-colored tree block!
In this picture you can peep the Quilter's Dream recycled batting - called "Dream Green" - that I used. It's made from recycled plastic bottles. I like it a lot! It feels like cotton, and is relatively inexpensive compared to cotton batting. You just have to make sure you're using it behind a quilt top through which green batting won't show!
The finished 35-1/2" X 46" quilt is ready to hang on the wall at our son's house.
Though I think it would be okay for a year-'round quilt, they plan to hang it at Christmastime. Linda