This is now off the frame and I have to get the binding done - along with the label and a hanging sleeve.
My eldest daughter Laila put it together and started quilting the tree in gold thread (sorry for the poor quality photo.) The gold thread is not an easy thing to quilt with because it keeps shredding. She gave up the quilting because she didn't really have the time to devote to it and handed it to me to finish. I put it on the frame either at the end of October or beginning of November.
The pattern is from The Quilt Patch in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. It was one of their Mystery Mailouts several years ago. I took this photo to show the quilting of the empty spaces - I put holly leaves in there. Quilts on the frame aren't usually basted first but since this was Laila's quilt, she started quilting it in a hoop. I suppose she has seen me make enough quilts to remember what to do. I think she did a wonderful job with both the piecing and the embroidery. She even changed the border - adding a black with metallic instead of the original which was to be a red and off-white plaid. I have the exact same quilt but it is still in pieces. This one has given me the desire to finish mine.