Quite often I wake up in the middle of the night thinking quilts! I just don’t know why… Maybe it’s part of my ADD. About 5 years ago I decided to make a family tree quilt since I have my ancestry back to the 1600s when my ancestors came from England.
In Photoshop elements I made the tree background and had the fabric printed at Spoonflower. I put a timeline of history down the middle of the tree which is impossible to see (some thing I would change if I ever did one again). I scanned the different leaf shapes in my scanner/computer and typed family names on the different shapes. On the left side is my dad‘s family and on the right my moms. After Quilting the background, I attached the leaves with gold thread and viola, my family tree quilt was done. It was a labor of love that took approximately three months to make.