Monday, June 14, 2010

Tree of life quilt

Finally the saga continues-re the tree of life quilt. It seems like an odd name for a quilt because its a tree trunk covered with flowers. My sister thought it should have loaves of bread and all different foods on the branches, and perhaps Adam and Eve.

Dimensions of quilt -97" x 109". Not being a mathematician, I have no idea how many stitches it contains, perhaps a few thousand or more. It took three of us working steady-7 days a week for two and a half weeks.

There was one problem after another. The two middle pieces did not line up properly, So stitches were taken out and new ones put in. This quilt has been in my possession for probably close to ten years, so I couldn't very well complain to the company, but had it been new they certainly would have gotten an ear full and then some.

Mary, Ruth and myself finally got at it. Lots of good stories were told and lots of laughs were had. We really did have a lot of fun doing this.

In the the quilt was renamed "the quilt from Hell"

Come this winter when it's on my bed, it should keep me nice and warm-even hot, if it's true what they say about hell!!

I want to thank Mary and Ruth for all their help. It was greatly appreciated. Without their help I would still be working away. Thanks a million girls.


  1. The quilt from Hell turned out beautifully! Maybe some lucky devil will be lucky enough to snuggle warmly beneath it one cold wintery night! I would have loved to be a fly on the wall to listen to the stories you 3 gals would be telling each other over tea! When I was able to drop in and visit while it was being made, I enjoyed the warmth and laughter you 3 shared! Good times and good memories! Good work once again Mom!

  2. Thanks Liz for your nice comments. You better get blogging.

  3. You're such a good writer, Mom. It surprises me what a flair you have for it. Then again, it shouldn't surprise me at all.
    Your quilt is gorgeous and it makes me happy to think of you three working away at it.
    I hope you work on another one. The quilt is nice but I bet the process is even nicer.

  4. Thanks Cathy for your great comment. Tell that Dave to get busy. I enjoyed his last blog.

  5. Hey Mom! There's an award for you over at my blog. Come pick it up!