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family tree quilt

the highlight of our summer was a family reunion held in island park.  it was the hub's family, including his grandparents, their four children, their 19 grandchildren and 25+ great-grandkids. 

my contribution to the cause was a quilt-- a family tree quilt to be given to grandma and grandpa p at the reunion.

as i searched for some inspiation online, i found this quilt by sandra saunders.   loved it!  had to recreate it.

each branch of the tree represents one of the four children.

grandma and grandpa's initials are carved into the tree with embroidered hearts around them.

and each family has their own circle with the handprints layered, oldest to youngest.


a simple backing-- i wish you could see the quilting.  it was kinda cool--

the presentation-- i'm pretty sure g and g loved it.

they even sent me a box of chocolates as a 'thank you'.  oh!  they were so yum!

a pretty great looking family, don't ya think?


Anonymous said...

Love the quilt and I LOVE the idea of the layered handprints!!! So cool! I'm sure they loved it and will treasure it!

:o) mg said...

I agree, those layered handprints are awesome!

sandra said...

i LOVE it!!!! thank you so much for sending me an e-mail! it makes me happy to see someone be inspired by something that i've done.

p.s. LOVE the layered hands!

Crafty Cousins said...

Such a great idea! I'm glad they liked it.

P.S. I'm expecially fond of Lacey's family! ;)


JulieBGreen said...

I love the layered hands. For Thanksgiving we made a layered hand turkey with paint and each member was a different color. I have to make a hand quilt now!! Beautiful and great inspiration!

Tringali Family said...

Great job! They will treasure that forever.

Lisa said...

I've been wanting to comment on this since I saw it, BUT my comments weren't working!! I absolutely LOVE this quilt!!! AMAZING JOB!!

Stephanie said...

that quilt was amazing! and my favoritest part was my family with the two little hands! ;) you are so creative.

The Mid Life Guru said...

A beautiful quilt made by one of the most talented people I know. A living heirloom!!! thanks for volunterring to make this masterpiece.

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