I recently finished and delivered this beautiful appliqued quilt, created from a 1950’s kit titled “Tree of Life”. It was produced under the brand Progress.
You can see it has the original blue dot pattern lines still intact. I struggled in the beginning to remove the lines, so that I might quilt it as I wished. After much research and talking with a number of quilt historians, I decided to quilt as the top outlined and to keep the dots as a piece of history.
It was probably one of the more difficult quilts to quilt, mostly because I’m not a fan of following the lines and being “told what to do”.
The end result is beautiful. I’m guessing there are about 30 hours in this one.
The owner is in an assisted living home and was thrilled when it was delivered. She told me her aunt had made it in the early 1990’s, which I had noted and labeled on the back. FYI, her family had not wanted it :-0 It fit her bed like it was meant to be there. Maybe it was!