Brick Path, Variation of it.
InstructionsI decided on this pattern of offset rectangles aligned in long columns with a strip between columns. I placed each family member in the middle of each "brick". I bought the fabric you can print on using an inkjet printer and used that to print all the faces [follow instructions to color fast the fabric] The rest was just piecing the individual people blocks, and making long strips with them. ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Traditional, Holiday
Printable fabric, cotton quilting fabric, fleece batting
What was your inspiration?
I wanted to make a family tree - preserve the lineage in photographs, Then I saw some family tree quilts and thought that was a very neat way to do so. After some struggling trying to find the right format to arrange and display the pics, I came across the Brick Path pattern, and decided to tweak it a bit. That made it work for what I had in mind because I wanted something different.
What are you most proud of?
I am proud that this will be something that will hopefully become a family heirloom, because it is a record of where my parents come from, and where we are now as a family.
I finally finished it, and gave to my parents for Christmas, as planned. They loved it! My dad says my mom shows it to anybody and everybody that walks through their door. It feels good that they genuinely like it.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Have fun, be proud of what you're doing. Take your time and think the design through as far as the placement of the individuals and family tree style - there are several ideas out there on the internet! Also, make sure you have access to all the pictures you're going to use. I scanned the pictures into my laptop, then printed them on the fabric.
I did not do a traditional family tree, but since it's immediate family members then my parents should know who everybody is, right? LOL LOL