MY FAMILY TREE QUILT
I started this quilt around 15 years ago. Many of my aunts, cousins, kids, grandkids embroidered pieces for me but I did most of them by drawing a picture on heavy Satin fabric then embroidering it. Each piece was basted onto a double size white sheet, then hand sewn into place with nylon thread, fine as fishing leader. Since all the pieces were secured into place, I have been embroidering around each piece using many different colors of thread and stitch patterns, some I made up myself. I even made a booklet of the stitches I invented. Lots of fun, especially naming them.
I have made many pieces with my ancestors names and dates but can't possibly make a quilt large to hold all of my ancestors or the quilt would cover my front yard!
I hope there are a few quilt lovers out there who will enjoy seeing this time consuming project. It isn't finished yet. I still have a little more embroidery, beads and buttons to add. Then the miserable job of putting a back on it.
I think if you click on the picture it will enlarge so you can see detail.
The post below this one has several close-ups.