Note the slipper socks are not part of the design!
The trunk of the palm tree was made up from various batik fabrics from my stash.
The coconuts in the centre of the tree were made from the Tanya Whelan rose fabrics to which I added embroidered text.
Shocka asked me to include some of her mother's favourite sayings.
I then embroidered the names of the siblings on the leaves of the tree adding a bit of bling with diamond buttons. Their nicknames were embroidered down the trunk of the tree and a border added using the same green marble fabric used for the leaves to bring the design together and to create a narrow frame.
And here is the finished quilt with a framed photograph of Shocka fastened onto the base of the tree with more diamond buttons .
Happy 70th Birthday Jane!