Friday, April 11, 2014

William Morris Tree of Life Quilt

As if I didn't have enough hand quilting to keep me occupied with the king size Swoon! As the old saying goes, a change is as good as a rest, so I picked up this quilt and decided to hand quilt it too:

William Morris Tree of Life Quilt

Changing it up a bit by using traditional weight thread (as opposed to the 12 and 8 wt. I am using in the Swoon). I think this Gutermann hand quilting thread (with a lovely wax (?) coating to make it oh so tangle free) is a 40 wt.

William Morris Tree of Life Quilt

The fabrics, as you may have guessed from the title, are reproduction William Morris prints.  I thought them very appropriate to turn into tree of life blocks as the Tree of Life was a popular theme in William Morris tapestries.

William Morris Tree of Life Quilt

I am enjoying it immensely!! I am almost done with the trees, and then I will have to expand my hand quilting skills and figure out how to quilt some kind of garland motif in those big blue squares... should be fun!

7 comments:

  1. Oh how lovely! I have a Tree of Life quilt on my bucket list, but I think it's moving closer to an open ended project any day, especially after I see inspiration like this.:)

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  2. You need a stencil. Its beautiful.

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  3. Your wonderfully traditional quilt is perfect for hand quilting. You are creating an heirloom.

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  4. I love handquilting! I love to do it , I love to see it. It takes long, but it is worth it. Your stitches are beautiful!

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  5. I love traditional-style quilts (and modern ones). It looks like you have done a beautiful job with all those tiny triangles.

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  6. Beautiful quilt and your stitches are frosting on the cake. :-)

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