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!