Sew Many Projects, So Little Time

This is showcase of my projects in various stages.

Hands Around Nana & Gramp

The idea from this project came to me one night while at work. I was looking at photos taken at my in-laws' home at Christmas time. Everyone was so happy and it was great to see how much they love each other. As always I felt lucky to be part of it. I wanted to do a quilt for my husband's grandparents and I stumbled upon it by accident. There is a photo of a pair of hands in the album (mine and my husband's  taken at our wedding). I knew what to do.

When I got home I told my husband of my plan and sketched it out. Then I got to work in EQ6. This is the design I came up with:


The blank square are for photos of hands from each family member. The center photo is of my husband's grandparents (Nana & Gramp) taken on their wedding anniversary. My mother-in-law (these are her parents) loves this photo. The idea was to print all these photos onto fabric. The hands where scanned into the computer on a home scanner except for the baby whose hand was photographed while he slept.

The fabrics are from "Connecting Threads" line called "Riviera". They are absolutely beautiful

The date of this design is April 29 2009. The title of this entry is the current title for the quilt. I may change it when I finish. 


Pam Schue said:


What a beautiful family heirloom.  It's like a family tree.  Great colors.  It's projects like this that really inspire me to get back into the sewing room.


# June 23, 2009 6:49 AM

Kris said:

Thanks Pam. I'll be updating soon so you'll see the progress I've made

# June 23, 2009 4:23 PM

Thea said:

Now I know who they are - what a great tribute you have given them... wow - great job... you are an inspiration to me... Love it!

# July 25, 2009 11:12 PM

Applekrisp said:

What a brilliant idea!  Beautiful.

# July 22, 2010 5:45 PM