ere, in classic 1930's solids, is a delightful riff on the complex Tree of Life. This impressive version includes a continuing trunk with little on-point diamonds and the base of the trunk pieced of triangles as if it were festively ribbon-wound. The diagonally listing trees balance on large wedges of more pieced triangles beneath their bases. And each full crown is a huge mass of sparkling green and pink triangles, all hand-pieced and little more than an inch wide. The piece is beautifully set off with a grand sawtooth sort of pieced border treatment and the sashing construction is notable too, with lots of challenging mitered seams. A delightful and unusual find!Size
The hand-quilting is excellent, with 7-8 little stitches to the inch, counting on the top side of the quilt only. Many of the details are inset outlined by the piece and the rows of triangles are quilted toget in long lines.
The complex pattern is hand-pieced.
Backing, Binding & Batting
The backing is a vibrant solid yellow in strong shape.
The straight-grain machine-applied binding is unusual with make-it-work tucks to ease aroung the angled corners and a width that veers between just over 1/4-inch all the way up more like 1-inch most of the way around. It shows edge wear along the top and bottom edges.
The batting is thin and relatively even with just some minor thinned spots.
The quilt's condition is strong, supple and clean. I just note some areas of minor thinning and splitting in the white near the top edges. I also note a couple tiny round surface spots.