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Thread: Family Tree Quilted Wall Hanging

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    Super Member jdavis's Avatar
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    Has anyone on this board ever done a family tree quilt?
    I spent about two years talking myself into it, and now it's finished, except for the hanging sleeve.
    Size is 23.5 x 33.5"
    My grandparents are the roots, parents/aunts/uncles are the branches, self and cousins are the leaves.
    I thought about doing one for the maternal side, but there aren't nearly as many cousins on that side.
    Now that I've done the work, there are several things I would have done differently (or better), but this will do for now.
    I'd love to see others, if anybody has made one.
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    I love it!!! This will be a cherished heirloom!!! You did a wonderful job :D :D :D

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    A really nice job :D

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    I love it. What a wonderful idea!

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    It's beautiful! :)

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    Heirloom is the word! It's stunning, what a great idea, I've never seen one like this - only the pre-printed panels. I like yours better!

    K x

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    Very nice! Looks like a labor of love! :lol: :lol:

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    What a great idea. It will become a treasured family heirloom. I hope you've already siad who will receive it - and put it in writing!!!

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    What a great idea. It will become a treasured family heirloom. I hope you've already siad who will receive it - and put it in writing!!! so there won't be any squabling!!!

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    You have created a treasured heirloom! I love it!

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    What a great keepsake. Everyone in the family will want one now.

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    Beautiful. What a treasure!

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    Wow, that is awesome! What a terrific idea and it will definately be treasured for many generations yet to come! Beautiful job!

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    it is truely beautiful..... :-o

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    That is awesome!!

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    Wow! That is so...wow! You did a beautiful job! What a great keepsake

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    Very Nice. That is a nice tribute to the family.

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    Very very nice........................

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    Just beautiful :!: Just added a "must do" family tree quilt to my list. Boy, this list sure is getting long ~ thanks to all that post wonderful quilts like this :D :D :D

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Wonderful treasure!

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    Thank you all for the kind words! I hope others are inspired to make their own, not to ask me to make one for them!
    It was indeed a labor of love, not perfection (so many things I would do differently, if I had to do it again).
    I had not given any thought to who would receive it...it will be my son, unless some other neice or nephew turns out to be more interested or appreciative.
    I'm still wondering if there are other family trees out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    What a great idea. It will become a treasured family heirloom. I hope you've already siad who will receive it - and put it in writing!!! so there won't be any squabling!!!
    Lord Joanne it could be written in Cement and there would be squabling over this beautiful peice!!!!

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    kwhite,
    Oh, you are too kind! And witty, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdavis
    Thank you all for the kind words! I hope others are inspired to make their own, not to ask me to make one for them!
    It was indeed a labor of love, not perfection (so many things I would do differently, if I had to do it again).
    I had not given any thought to who would receive it...it will be my son, unless some other neice or nephew turns out to be more interested or appreciative.
    I'm still wondering if there are other family trees out there!
    Sounds like you have only one child, which is good. Means there will not be squabbles over who inherits your wonderful quilt! As for being asked to make another - offer them a picture!

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    This is truly inspiring! I absolutely love it!

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