Tree of Life Block

Project Description

What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Tree of Life Block Link to website or photo www.quilterscache.com/T/TreeofLifeBlock.html What are you most proud of? I made this is a rush, from beginning to end, it took me 45 minutes :) Some of my points are not perfect buy I needed it in a hurry. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The pattern measurements for the tree trunk made it too thick and the tree trunk base was difficult to follow but otherwise a very fun block to make. There are so many possibilities with this block and variations to try. The Quilter's Cache has lots of free downloadable patterns, totally recommend it.

What you will need

  • Cotton Fabric from stash

Q&A with desna

Pam NZ asked:
How pretty Desna, and special! Might have been made in a rush but it doesn't show! That's a whole lotta HST packed in one little block! Now, what is this blocks destiny? Too pretty to stay an orphan block.... maybe a c u s h i o n LOL???
desna answered:
Haha Pam I will try and resist making it into a cushion although my daughter suggested it! I actually love all the different greens in this and might make some more similar block and just make a little quilt as I really like how it turned out.
Darns asked:
This pretty block would be good as a center block for a quilt. Way too many HSTs! Good job!
desna answered:
That is such a great idea Darns. What blocks do you think would be suitable to surround this one with?
klh asked:
wow 45 mins. - it would take me that long to get the fabric ready to cut, lol turned out lovely - like Darns suggestion to use it as centre block & thanks for the Quilters Cache address - love the free patterns available on line
desna answered:
Thanks klh and yes it is a brilliant site and so many blocks to choose from and its free:)
Lisa Gardner asked:
Hi Desna, havent heard from you in a while!, still enjoying your lovely blocks! Love this one:)
desna answered:
Thanks Lisa I love this block and would really love to make a quilt with it... maybe in time I will.
lynnefish790265 asked:
HI, I made a tree of life quilt for my daughter way back when. I used only greens and browns and the whole centre of the the quilt was the tree. Your colours in this block but larger would look great!! Not as much work with larger (one) tree and a bunch of your life pictures around it. I love your colour choices!!
desna answered:
Thanks for the advice lynne, I would really love to see your quilt, fancy putting it up on your crafsty projects??? Yes and I definitely think making larger tree would be much easier. I will be making this block pattern again.