I am crossing the finish line.
Still sewing the binding, but the quilt label is done, the sleeve for hanging is complete and all I have left is the last bit of hand stitching to pull it all together.
The red background is twill, the tree is wool and the rest is cotton, with a wide variety of thread weights for applique.
For everyone who participated in the Polka Dot Fabric Exchange, I THANK YOU! Your fabric is lovely, especially when it’s pieced together with everyone else’s!
I really enjoyed challenging myself with this project, as it was a meaningful way of bringing together quilters from around the world.
For fun, I thought you might like to see the creative journey, step by step in images. Dedicated to quilters everywhere…we’re all on the same family tree!
The fabric begins to come in from all across the US and the world.
I am moved by the notes attached to every fabric square, so I saved them.
Testing for applique.
Getting an idea of how the tree will look.
Transferring the drawing of the tree.
Cut out and fused down.
Leaves have been cut out and placed for position.
All appliqued, embroidered, quilted, just about done.
Hugs to my polka dot friends!