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Thread: FAMILY QUILT

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    THIS IS MY FAMILY IT STARTS WITH MY MOM AND DAD AND ENDS WITH THEIR GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN WE HAD OUR FIRST FAMILY REUION IN JUNE THIS YEAR IN ROBSTOWN TX i MADE 5 QUILTS LIKE THIS ONE FOR MY 3 BROTHERS AND MYSELF AND MOM THIS ONE IS HERS
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    WOW Nanatn! You have a very lucky family to each have such a family tree quilt! Wonderful job :D

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    That is great! It looks wonderful. That sure shows a lot of love to make so many and I'm sure they recognize that too. :-o :mrgreen:

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    What a lot of work! And you made FIVE?!?! You're family sure is blessed to have you!

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    THANK YOU ALL I REALLY ENJOYED MAKING THEM I FEEL LIKE I AM THE ONE BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH A WONDERFULL FAMILY THANK YOU ALL AGAIN I HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM ALL OF YOUR POSTS FROM WAY BACK

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    That is incredible! What a wonderful memory for everyone.

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    Omgosh. One would have been a feat, but FIVE? You're amazing. :) It's beautiful.

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    What a beautiful idea, I can't believe you made five of them. Your siblings are very lucky.

    If I ever make one, it will have to be a "nut" tree tho. :lol:

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    How great! Certainly enough apples there to make a fantastic family pie....and you made 5! Hats off to you! :D

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    this is such a beautiful quilt,

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    What a fun way to do a family tree. Thanks for sharing the picture....

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    question, how would somebody make one of theese quilts if a dievorce is happening. but the female in the dievorce is my sis. and i can't stand her hus. but love my neice and knephew. i wanted to make one but with plain squares and then some kind of pattern for the next block and so on.

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    what I did on this one was put the fathers name birth date the date married I did this so the children would know these importation dates after all he his their father the purpose of a family quilt is imformation the more history on it makes it more exciting to make the main thing is to have fun and enjoy doing good luck with your quilt and be sure and post it on the board

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    I want to make one. Did you make this up or is their a pattern? About the divorce, I would ignore that, and just put the apples for the kids with their dad. If someone remarries, add another apple somewhere close to the spouse and add more apples for the children next to his apple. I think from looking at the quilt that the apples below a row and farther out are the grandchildren and gggrandchildren of the children on the branches. Is that right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tia sarah
    question, how would somebody make one of theese quilts if a dievorce is happening. but the female in the dievorce is my sis. and i can't stand her hus. but love my neice and knephew. i wanted to make one but with plain squares and then some kind of pattern for the next block and so on.
    maybe have a little worm coming out of that apple??? :lol:


    Seriously though what a fantastic way to celebrate your family. This is truly a treasure to be enjoyed for a long time to come. Wonderful!!

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    Wow! What a project... and how blessed you are to have such a big family!

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    Wow!That is beautiful! How blessed you are to have such a big family and how blessed they are to have you! :D I have been thinking about making one of these quilts...mine would probably look like yours, lol. I also have a large family. How long did it take you to make one of these quilts?

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    No I DIDNT HAVE A PATTERN I had to use my brain this time and that was hard to do the large apples are for mom and dad at the top the next coming down next to the trunk are all their children 6 out beside each child is there children in under each of them are their children it took a lot of laying it on and taking it off but I had a great time doing the 5 guilts the greatest time was seeing the joy in my mom and brothers reserving there own quilt now that was worth it all thank you all again

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    it took me 5mo to put the names and dates about 3wks to lay it out another 7mo to quilt that was working 10 to 12 hr days and some days longer many many mights I started them last july and f-----ed in june this yr a week before we were due in tx

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    here is a better pic hagging at the reuion
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    You wouldn't happen to have a picture of one of the apples up close, so we could see the detail a little better, would you?

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    That is amazing!
    I'm wanting to do something like this...I've thought about using the Printing on Fabric method to do pics of each person.

    WHAT AMAZING WORK YOU DO! I like that it is all your design! I'm not very well at following patterns/directions!

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    That is a fabulous quilt and to do five of them, wow. Your family are very lucky to have you.

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    Amazing work. What size is the quilt?

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    What a beautiful keepsake. And how lucky to be able to track all those apples along the way.

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