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Thread: Family Reunion Hand Print Quilt

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    Family Reunion Hand Print Quilt

    Got the ridiculous idea to make a hand print quilt for our family reunion, last Oct 2016. Everyone who came was invited to add their hand print and signature/name to a white square (backed with wax paper) 65 blocks. 68 X 96" Cotton front and back, wool batting, machine pieced, hand embroidered and hand quilted. Machine wash and dry. It came out quite bright!!!! Just finished the last bit of binding last night!!! A shot of the whole quilt, with Paul on the balcony. I couldn't wait for daylight to get a great picture but it came out pretty good with my phone.
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    My grandmother, Annie Mae Moore Clary
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    Grandfather, William Woolsey Clary Sr
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    Hand quilting, hope you can see it.
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    Last edited by AZ Jane; 09-12-2017 at 09:52 AM.
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    Neat quilt! Such a great idea for family stuff!
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    What a nice way to celebrate family.

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    very nicely done
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    ​Great quilt! I have thought of doing this for a family prayer quilt but the ones I wanted on it have passed now.

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    This is fabulous! Do you get to keep it yourself?
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    Woe, how awesome is that!?? Just beautiful!
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    Very nice!

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    Wonderful. Love the label. You did a super job. BrendaK
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    Oh that's fantastic!!! What a wonderful keepsake.

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    great idea. love the bright colors
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    A fabulous heirloom.

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    What a great memory

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    Lovely! Please share what type of paint was used and how did they remove it from their hands ?

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    Really really awesome quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tranum View Post
    Lovely! Please share what type of paint was used and how did they remove it from their hands ?
    I would love to know the same thing.

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    That is a treasure forever!

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    Great idea. A lot more personal than names written on. I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthrings View Post
    This is fabulous! Do you get to keep it yourself?
    Not 100% sure at this time, but it may go to the oldest cousin still living at 93!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​Great quilt! I have thought of doing this for a family prayer quilt but the ones I wanted on it have passed now.
    Do it anyway, you may be the person people want to remember after you have passed away!!!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Love this. So many precious memories you will always have. Great work❤️

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    Quote Originally Posted by tranum View Post
    Lovely! Please share what type of paint was used and how did they remove it from their hands ?
    It was basic Jo-Ann's acrylic paint (Craft Essentials but any acrylic paint will do, whichever is on sale) mixed with fabric painting medium ( I used Golden Artist Colors, but any brand will do). Used the pigma pens before I decided to embroider the signatures. And as it was acrylic paint, it was easy to remove with soap and water. We just had a bucket sitting on the picnic table with paper towels. One trick we found, paint it onto your hands, not dip into the paint. The "paint holders" were simple pie pans and used cheapie foam brushes.
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    Then we hung them up on the clothesline in the back.
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    Last edited by AZ Jane; 09-13-2017 at 06:12 AM.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    Ridiculous idea? Heck no, this was a stroke of genius! I think the quilt is awesome and you executed it to perfection. I especially love the embroidered tree and that you hand embroidered over all the signatures to preserve them. What a fabulous snapshot of your family history you have created. Can you imagine how thrilling it would be for a family member to discover this quilt 100 years from now?
    It also looks like many of your family members got very creative with how they applied the paint to their hands to make the handprint. Ooh edited to add I just saw your photos of the event, it looks like everyone had a lot of fun with this. So many good memories wrapped up in one quilt.

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    We are very blessed to have a gorgeous place to have our reunions at our second oldest cousins home. Including lots of room for the kids to run and a lake for the kids to fish. LOL Yikes, just realized I'm the 4th oldest cousin!!!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

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    What a great idea. It came out beautiful.

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