As part of Seminar 2013, Branching Out, Elizabeth Bonnett digitized the Jacobean Tree of Life pattern that was created many years before, after Sandra Toyne added the flowers for our three territories, and made it available to EAC members. We've received several requests from EAC members to re-create the pattern in other media: here are two finished pieces:
This is a photo of a piece done by Ann Jarvis ... it's the Fran Oakley pattern that we gave away at Seminar.
"I have used Fran Oakley's Tree of Life design on a quilt square to be incorporated into a quilt commemorating Canada's 150th anniversary here in Ancaster, Ontario. I used embroidery floss."
Pearl Sceviour, from Ontario, re-created it as an appliqued quilt. She has finished the quilt and has sent us photos of the finished product, which is quite stunning. As well as a picture of the quilt, she provided comments on the project, the first paragraph being her thoughts during the design phase, while the second after the quilt was completed. See the comments and additional photos here.
Thank you and the WEG for the use of the pattern. There were times when my fingers were asking why are you doing this. I don't normally use a lot of batik fabrics as needling through 6+ layers is tough going.
I did try to be as accurate as possible however I can't achieve the lovely detail of embroidery. That being said I do love the finished product all the same.