Twenty-five years ago, Dad and Mom were now living with me and my family in Utah. They had sold their home with all those wonderful trees. I signed up to take a class on making a Tree Quilt. I was going to give it to my Dad with the title, "No More Raking Required". Cute, huh?
But............the class was held on the same day that I brought my Dad home from the hospital with terminal cancer. Needless to say, I didn't go to the class and the pattern set in my sewing stuff for a few years before I finally got around to starting it. I ran across the pattern and all the fabric that had been purchased for the quilt and decided I needed to get it done. Over the years it was worked on and the top was finished and it was again shoved into a corner of my sewing room.
A few months ago I refound it, got the backing fabric and took it to the quilter to be finished. What a beauty it is now. Kerry, from Utah Valley Quilting, quilted a paisley design to match the paisley fabric. The thread on top blends in with all the fabrics but the backing thread is that minty green/blue color and shows off the paisley pattern so well on the tan back. I think Dad would really love it.
We always had a cat and dog.
A kite caught in the tree.
A view of the back.
Yep, I think he would really love it.
Especially the no raking part.
Happy Quilting! Lynda