Tuesday, January 8, 2013

family

My word for the In Your Words Blog Hop is a simple one.  It is a word that is special to all of us.


Family.



At the roots of the tree are my grandparents.



The trunk is for my mom and dad.   (See the cute heart carved into the tree?)



There are seven kids - all girls - so the tree has seven branches and then leaves for the 7 of us, our husbands and the collection of our 16 children.  



Everything was appliqued on.  The leaves have an extra layer of fusible batting to make them really pop.   I used my machine to put all the names on the leaves as well as the years each of the families branched out.

I think the tree came out really amazing just in and of itself.



But adding the word family to the bottom, makes the quilt even better.



This quilt (wall hanging size) was a gift for my Mom and Dad for Christmas. 

Thanks for stopping by.  

A special thanks to Mdmn Samm and Linda for what is going to be a fantastic hop!!!  Make sure you go visit the other lovely quilters I have the privilege to share the day with.  


 Piece Peace (Patricia G.) 
>>>>>  A Stitch in Time   <<<<<
krislovesfabric (Kris T.)
Grandmamas Stories (Jane H.)
Till We Quilt Again (Helen E.)

Today is day 2 of the hop - here is the full schedule on Linda's blog.

Happy Stitching!


107 comments:

  1. What a great wall hanging! I am sure your parents love it.

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  2. This just floored me - my daughter made one of these - almost similiar!! Although her's is just a start with lots of bare branches - there is room for growth. I love family trees - great heritage piece.

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  3. What a wonderful idea to do a family tree! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Very cool! What a great idea :)

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  5. Very sweet idea! My son-in-law has a tattooed tree like that, but not many names on it yet as his family are still young.

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  6. That is such a lovely tree and a precious word!

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  7. Wow this is the most thoughtful gift ever... One day I should be making the same for my parents, just need to wait until we give them some grandchildren!

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  8. What an absolutely fantastic project, I'm sure your parents must have been delighted with it, it's beautiful.

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  9. This is fabulous and what a lovely big family you have got.

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  10. Lovely , I am very interested in family history, reaching back to 1660. Well done.

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  11. That 'family' tree is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing. This has gone onto the 'to do' list.

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  12. What a wonderful idea to make a family tree. And Family is a very important word indeed.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  13. What an amazing piece for your family! Did you draft the pattern yourself or use a premade pattern? It is beautiful!

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  14. How beautiful and what a great gift.

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  15. Very special indeed. It`s great!

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  16. This is really lovely! Something the whole family will treasure!

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  17. I love it! I bet your parents were thrilled!

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  18. This is fantastic! I love family tree quilts and this one is no exception!

    What a priceless gift for your parents. I'm sure they treasure it.

    Well done!

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  19. I LOVE it. Wish my kids would make a gift like that for me!
    I may have to copy your idea and make one for myself.

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  20. Love your ide with the family tree :) Well done!

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  21. What a beautiful project, this is a great idea!

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  22. What a precious wall hanging. Surely it will be a family treasure for many generations. One of the best words in the world is family. Thank ou for sharing.

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  23. What a thoughtful gift and so well done - awesome!

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  24. Lovely idea, and I bet your parents loved it as well.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  25. YOu branched Patty, into another smile this morning... a win for you...this is lovely...your roots define you .....how lovely

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  26. This is my favorite in your words project I've seen. I'd love to make one.

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  27. I so enjoy seeing family trees...a facination I've had for years...everyone creates them differently....just like families! I like the heart 'carved' in the trunk, so sweet.

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  28. This is very sweet and a special keepsake for your family!

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  29. Fantastic idea and will make a lovely keepsake. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Great job on your special family tree....nice gift for your parents.

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  31. My favorite so far! Love the leaves. A leaf tree is on my bucket list. I think trees are God's best gift to us. They have roots that go deep and arms that reach up to the Father. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  32. What a wonderful gift. It will be treasured for a lifetime.

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  33. Love your family tree project - what a wonderful commemorative piece! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Great idea and project.Thanks for sharing!

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  35. I love your family tree :-) How special to make something that will carry on with future generations of your family.


    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  36. I love your family tree. How special to make something that will carry on with future generations of your family.


    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  37. Fantastic little quilt! I know your parents loved it!

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  38. Very nice idea...making heirlooms and memories for your family is a must! What a nice way to be remembered.

    Nini~

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  39. How wonderful!!! I'm sure your parents were very excited to receive such a meaningful gift!! Great job!

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  40. A true treasure you have created and I know your parents are thrilled with their gift. Good for you. Judy C

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  41. What a fabulous idea! and how amazing to have six sisters!

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  42. What a treasure- this is simply fabulous!

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  43. Very Nice. Love the Family Tree.

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  44. WOW. What an awesome project. LOVE it.

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  45. That is so cute. What a great idea and special keepsake!

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  46. How wonderul! This would make such a nice gift!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  47. Wow! What a sweet gift. Just wonderfully creative and fun.

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  48. Great idea and one of the better ideas yet, Thanks! Now I have another project that would be nice to make. thanks, i think.

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  49. Hi!!!! Love your word and your quilt!!! Great gift for your parents!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  50. I love it, and the leaves really do pop out, I can't believe you stitched with your machine the names and dates, amazing work.

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  51. I love it! I've spent almost my whole life doing genealogy so this is really a great idea. I should do one for each of my kids for next Christmas. :O)

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  52. This is awesome, truly a labor of love.

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  53. Love this. Totally inspiring. My first thought was to make one inspired by thid but with my small family it would not have the same impact!

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  54. What a wonderful gift for your parents , they must have been thrilled , great work ! Thanks for sharing .

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  55. Oh! another Great Idea, from another Great Blogger from "In The Words". Love your creative Family quilt.

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  56. This is fabulous! I love it. I immediately pinned it, wanting to make one of my own, but as I only have one brother, I don't think it would work!

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  57. A wonderful gift for your parents.

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  58. Superb!! I have a wall tree * tattoo* which this would be a perfect addition!! I'm going to copy your idea!!
    Gmama Jane

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  59. Oh my goodness...absolutely awesome! I love this! blessings, marlene

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  60. this reminds me of a crossstich my grandmother had in her house when I was growing up -- great job

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  61. what a great gift. family is such a beautiful word.

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  62. Love your Family Tree!!! I bet your parents were so excited!!! You are so creative and did a fabulous job on this challenge!

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  63. I love your family tree! It's a wonderful gift for your parents.

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  64. What a fabulous gift and idea!! Love it!

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  65. I really want to make that family tree! Family is so important. Do you have a pattern? Love it so much...I want one!

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  66. Love this family tree! When my children were born, for a full year I used to write in a book about their day to day doings, and this kind of idea was at the front of it for every single child I had. Loved the research I had to put into it to find the names of grandparents and their parents. Thanks for a good memory, and thanks for sharing.

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  67. Hi Patty it is fantastic, I love it. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  68. What are we with out family, the most importate people in our lives. Great family tree.

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  69. Rosemary B here:
    WOWIE fabulous and absolutely stunning. This is a treasure!

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  70. This is the most wonderful idea, and the most beautiful words!

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  71. I adore this quilt. You had me at family, but the TREE really put me over the edge. I love trees! And a family tree is just amazing. I love it. Just may have to borrow your idea in the future!

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  72. I love your tree and you incorporated all those names so well. The heart was the perfect touch!!

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  73. Oh my Goodness, If I was your Mom I would have cried when I received that beauty! Just wonderful.

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  74. This is beautiful--a lovely keepsake for, undoubtedly, a special couple.

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  75. What a lovely gift for your parents, I bet that they loved it.Everything was just perfect, thanks for sharing.

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  76. Such a beautiful gift for your parents ....I'm sure they treasure it!

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  77. Your recipients must be very pleased with your beautiful work and thoughtfulness.

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  78. Very nice. I come from a family with 7 girls also but they snuck a boy in at the end!

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  79. Family is so important to me and I adore your tree. I was adopted so I don't know my genealogy. While DNA doesn't connect us love is the thread that binds us together. Family is so important and I love the way you have celebrated yours!

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  80. Family is what gets up thru our days and you incorporated so lovely in your tree. A great job.

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  81. Such a lovely idea... I can't imagine how special it is to your parents!

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  82. I LOVE your Tree! Wonderful gift.

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  83. I think FAMILY is important to many of us and as we get older many of us realize how much more important it is. My mother and father were each only children - very rare for folks born in 1919 and 1920. My father absolutely became a son to my mom's parents, too. My great aunt lived in the house with my dad's parents all our lives, so it was as if we had five grandparens - two grandfathers and three grandmothers. Actually, our great aunt was more like a grandmother to us than her sister in many ways. So the three of us knew the importance of family. I love how you explain the branching out of the family. What a beautiful sentiment. I love the family tree.

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  84. That is such a great idea for a wall hanging. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. Go NC! I love your wall hanging! Thanks for sharing! ~~from NC too.

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  86. Very Very Nice Job! Love your wall Hanging! Congrats on being one of the top picks too!

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  87. Wow! This is such an awesome idea and it turned out absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

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  88. Family is very important! What an awesome gift for your parents :) Thanks for sharing such a wonderful word.

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  89. i've always like this pattern, you did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  90. What a super idea! Your tree turned our beautifully. So clever how you showed your grandparents and patents. Love the carved heart, hehe. You said you used your machine to do names and dates, you mean your sewing machine? That's amazing! What a wonderful heirloom and gift for your parents! Again, awesome job and thank you for sharing it with us.

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  91. Outstanding! There are seven kids in my family too. :-)

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  92. How cute to make a family tree! Thanks for sharing.

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  93. That is SOOO awesome! I couldn't think of better inspiration than that!

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  94. Perfect!! Thanks for sharing such a sweet project! I hope you'll check out my daily blog.. my day is the last day

    Pat Sloan
    Radio show Host... The Voice of Quilting
    http://blog.patsloan.com

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  95. what a great family tree and it even has room for growth... thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  96. I really love this project. It's truly beautiful...

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