I finished tacking my Botanical quilt today and laid it on the bed in the guestroom/office to run a lint roller over it, cut off any loose threads and fold it up to be shipped to its new home.
My quilts always look so different to me when I lay them on a bed. I make them looking down at them on my studio floor then up on my wall. But on a bed they’re more three dimensional, fitting to the form of the mattress.
Jackie who is buying the quilt as a Wedding gift for a friend was wondering what kind of tree is pictured in the middle of the quilt.
I’m not sure. The bark looks like birch, but not so much the canopy. So if anyone out there knows, leave me a comment on my blog about it and thanks!
10 thoughts on “My Botanical Quilt, What Kind Of Tree?”
We had birch trees in Portland Oregon and yes, the foliage did remind me of these. Small leaves close together that then draped gracefully on thin branches.
It’s a weeping birch Linda, so you’ve got half of it!
That is just beautiful, Maria. It DOES look so different on the bed. I sleep with my quilt every night, mostly wrapped up in it in a recliner. And I am constantly looking at the squares and thinking of things. I have had it for a couple of years at least and just the other night, I found the title. So cool. It is like taking a favorite book to bed. Do you keep track of the titles and where they went?
I can just picture it Linda. What a beautiful thing. I don’t keep track of the my quilt names, Linda, except that they’re on my blog.
Weeping White Birch Tree? Betula pendula, officially.
Thank you Emily! and the official name too, haven’t gotten that yet. 🙂
What a lucky couple to be receiving such a beautiful, functional piece of your art! Maria, you have such a good and creative eye with fabric, this quilt is just beautiful! Warm and inviting, a wonderful, comforting blanket for sure! I’m sure the newlyweds will treasure this treasure! I don’t know what kind of tree that is, it reminds me of the white birch trees on my grampa’s farm. I loved going to the farm when I was a kid 🙂
I thought the same about the birch Joise, but it didn’t seem like the right canopy. someone said it was a weeping birch, that seems right to me. Thanks for your good words!
Sort of reminds me of a willow.
I think it’s a weeping birch Rachel, like a willow.