Monday, March 15, 2010

ANCESTOR QUILT PROGRESS




My ancestor quilt is coming along. This quilt is for my grandmother's family and shows her parents names and that of their ten children. As you can see, all the names are embroidered and the blocks are sewn together. The blocks are odd sized, 6-1/2" finished.


Next are the border strips. I first decided what I wanted embroidered on the inner border, starting with The Family of William and Carrie Payne, of Mt View, Alberta, then attributes, such as Sacrifice, Service, Faith, etc. I had room for a few other things, so I added familiar things to them, such as Old Chief - a local mountain that my Grandmother talked about; Horse and Buggy, Thunderstorms, etc. I printed these words off from the computer in a size and font that I like, and taped them up in strips to fit the borders. Then I had to trace the words onto fabric with the help of a light box.
Next is the embroidery! I have begun embroidering the strips and they are moving along quickly. This quilt top will be done in no time! 

13 comments:

Taryn said...

What a great quilt! I just love signature quilts--old and new.

sewprimitive karen said...

This is the prettiest signature quilt I've seen!

julieQ said...

Beautiful! I love the way you have immortalized a little of your history this way.

Janet said...

I love the blocks and I'm excited to see the embroidery - what a great idea!!

Sue said...

That is such a lovely quilt and it's coming along so nicely.

Love the heritage touch to it. What a great inspiration for a future quilt :)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

This is positively inspired! Well done, you!! I can't wait to see the finished product.

~Joan said...

Another winner, Marcie! Wonderful idea for remembering and honoring the family.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love it!

Cheryl said...

WOW!!!!! Just plainn amazing!

Karen said...

Sounds like some names for quilts you are going to create.

Vivian said...

No question about it -- this will be a lovely family heirloom when it's finished.

Karen said...

That's priceless! I love signature quilts and genealogy. That will be a family treasure!

Libby said...

Marcie - what a treasure! I just love everything about this quilt - the fabrics, the design, the story *s*