Now that the quilt top is completed, I layered it with batting and backing and tacked the three layers together. Then it was time to stitch the layers together. I decided simply to follow the outlines of the branches.
But look at the beauty of the stitched outlines on the back.
Once the quilt stitching was in place, the next step was to finish the edges by folding the front edge over the back and carefully hand-sewing it down.
I hope you're impressed.