I have finished the Tree of Life quilt today.
I added one line of echo quilting around the tree and flowers motifs. I decided on gridwork for the centre panel inside the loopy border, with cathedral window fmq using the same size gridwork outside the loopy border.
I used Superior Monopoly in the top and Bottom Line 617 in the bobbin around all the motifs.. I used a fine calico for the backing and for the facing. I've decided I like facings rather than binding around my quilts. For this quilt, I cut 4 strips of calico 4.5 inches wide about 10 inches longer than each side.
I sewed on the calico stopping a quarter inch from each end, leaving 5 inches either end. I sewed mitres in each corner, trimmed and turned. I used some strips of Mistyfuse to hold the facing in place, in readiness for sewing down.
I enjoyed the method I used for creating the blocks. I made a major error when I added the outside border. I forgot to measure the length of the sides and just pinned and sewed. I didn't realise I had wavy borders until I had basted the quilt sandwich and stitched in the ditch! The quilting has reduced the effect, but I'm NOT happy. I am so annoyed with myself. The border looks OK, but not great.