Celtic Tree of Life 2016 BOM

Here is where this years here is where the design is at the moment. Hopefully it has wet your appetite to join in this year.  The corner blocks are 14" and the top and bottom centre blocks are 16".  More Celtic Knots will go down each side of the centre block.  

The planned start date is 15 August 2016.

The width of the quilt is fixed at 60" (153cm) the length may shorten depending on how the centre block develops at the moment it will be slightly longer than the width at 68"(173cm).  As with last years border options will be developed once the centre of the quilt is done and will be provided either with the last months block or shortly after.    As the centre block is going to be quite large I may stretch this one over 2 months making this a 10 month program.

The finished positions of the corner blocks are not fixed and may change depending on the design of the other 2 blocks.

I am toying with the idea of using 18mm Clover Bias maker for some of the Celtic blocks (DONT PURCHASE YET but maybe see if you can source one) I've tested the 18mm Clover Bias maker and it is too hard to get the bias to curve around the knot so I have gone back to a 12mm Clover Bias maker.  I will probably have to make some adjustments to the template but other than that it looks good with the finer lines.   If you did the BOM last year you will already have various bias makers which you may prefer to use.  There will not be templates for the celtic knots as these are made using continuous bias you will need access to  a light box to transfer the outline to the background.

Backgrounds are grey neutrals and all the block backgrounds will be pieces.  I have purchased 4 or 5m of 25cm (10") strips with a few 50cm pieces thrown in.  Appliqué will be bright fabrics again if you did the BOM last year you will have left overs to use.  It is a  good idea to have a couple of half metres pieces for making continuous bias for the celtic knot work.  

Putting it together V3

Instructions updated 24/7/2017

Block 8 and 9

Block 7 Tree of Life

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Block 6 Blue Banded Bees

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Block 5 Celtic Knot

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Block 4 Bluebirds take Flight

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Block 3 Dancing Dragonflies

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Block 2 First Celtic Knot

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Block 1



Sandra Miller Pitts said...

This quilt sounds so beautiful. Cannot wait to see what you come up with. Thank you for sharing ❣

Sandi said...

Congrats on the early finish, it looks lovely! Thank you., hope your son is doing well.

Cynthia Woodham said...

I have just found you. I hope I have the time to join in.

Sandra Burnette said...

I heard about your blog and the upcoming BOM from Seems to be Sew. I'm so glad she gave us the heads up since I have always wanted to make a tree of life quilt. Thank you!

Denise Finucane said...

I am so excited to be trying this quilt! I just downloaded the first block and now I'm planning my next few weeks' projects so I can clear some space to make it :) Thank you for offering this pattern - I have shared on facebook today as well

Sandra Miller Pitts said...

I love the new block
I am having trouble printing out the templates
They come in several pages but only 1 line on each page on the edge
Can you help?