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.)
Marjorie's Busy Corner (Marjorie)
Grandmamas Stories (Jane H.)
Mrs. Pickles Garden (Hayley)
Patchouli moon Studio (Daryl P.)
Till We Quilt Again (Helen E.)
Today is day 2 of the hop - here is the full schedule on Linda's blog.