Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Alice in Alamance

I got inspired to create a quilt to depict one of the huge old oak trees that we have in our yard. Originally, there were 4 such trees, but we had to take one down several years ago, as it was dying and threatened to fall on the house. We believe the trees are close to 200 years old. My husband named the tree Alice, for the woman from whom we purchased our property. And, our place in Alamance County is truly a wonderland for us; hence the name "Alice in Alamance"

I made the main part of the quilt totally from "disappearing 9-squares". I invented some oak leaf blocks for the corners of the trim. It was really fun doing this one! Here's the quilt, and a photo of the actual tree.