I'm excited to have this one finished and in its forever home. <3
This is a memory quilt I created for a customer. With the "tree of life" as our inspiration, I used his mother's clothes for the trunk, leaves, and stripped border.
One of my favorite parts about doing memory quilts is that you have to be flexible and constantly in "design mode". This darling little bird house was one of her sweatshirts, and I was stuck for a little while on how I would incorporate it. It wouldn't fit into my leaf templates, nor would it fit the border. Then it hit me...I could use it as an actual birdhouse!
The quilting was a lot of fun on this too. This is the first time I played with a lot of negative space. I used spirals for the base and around the trunk, then I filled in around the leaves with leaf shapes and echos.
If you look closely, you can see I quilted a bark shape into the tree trunk.
It was so windy...it was nearly impossible to get it all in one shot!
I'm always honored when I get to do a project like this. This quilt was so special. <3
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