1 Grandmothers Family Tree

posted by Sue
Tue, Jan 11 2011


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Embroidery of a family tree she was born in Ky and lived on Grapevine and was call Grandma Grapevine. she pasted away in 2009 so I was asked to make a quilt of all her children. This is her tree I started by listing everything I know about each of my aunts and uncles what they liked to do, where they worked or retired from and their hobbies they liked to do. I hope you like it it is not quilted yet.     

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Barbara Lunde wrote re: 1 Grandmothers Family Tree
on Tue, Jan 11 2011 10:28 AM

What a terrific way to remember your family! It will be a treasure for years to come. But who will be the owner? Will it be passed around form one person to another so they can all share it?

Sue wrote re: 1 Grandmothers Family Tree
on Tue, Jan 11 2011 10:47 AM

I made it for one of the uncles and he hated it because it wasn't black and white so I didn't finish it, I gave it to a different uncle and I hope his wife will finish it one day. I spent most of last year teaching her how to make quilts. My grandmother and aunt Jo passed away within twenty five days of each other. I wonted a happy tree. Life is funny sometime.  

gini wrote re: 1 Grandmothers Family Tree
on Tue, Jan 11 2011 10:52 AM

your uncle must be an old fuddy, i think it is wonderful..  did you design the tree and leaves? it looks like it is embroidered.

Sue wrote re: 1 Grandmothers Family Tree
on Tue, Jan 11 2011 11:57 AM

Yes it is embroidered and I started with the tree center it is applique with fusible web then stitched down and extended the branches when needed   I then made the designs up then the next thing was to print the design and print the pictures on the Iron sheets so they don't move and adjust the picture frames to fit the picture. Reprint the design cut out the picture now I would use a fusible backing to keep puckering down place in hoop than the stitch out for the placement of the picture then remove the hoop iron the picture on and replace the hoop in the machine and you are good to go. hope this helps. P.S. I love your work!  

Leslie wrote re: 1 Grandmothers Family Tree
on Wed, Jan 12 2011 6:33 PM

I love this

Pat wrote re: 1 Grandmothers Family Tree
on Fri, Jan 14 2011 12:04 AM

What a delightful quilt.  Wonderful memories that will be forever remembered through the years.  Love it!!

Judy T-Bellingham wrote re: 1 Grandmothers Family Tree
on Fri, Jan 14 2011 12:20 PM

Oh, gosh, now I wish I had an embroidery machine. I love your idea of a family history quilt. I've been searching and searching for design ideas for one for my granddaughter. She wants one for her wedding (about 5 years in the future she says). I'm surprised there aren't patterns out there for family tree quilts. Or, if there are, I can't find them. Maybe I'll find something at the Sew Expo in March.

Would love a block of the month club with a family history tree theme.

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