Sunday, May 15, 2011

Family Tree Pillow for Baby Emily

I have a special quilt project on the horizon that I will be starting in the next week or so. It is a commissioned quilt for a college friend/sorority sister's sister, Hayley and her upcoming wedding to Brad. The quilt will act as their Chuppah (wedding canopy), and will be comprised of squares made by close family and friends on the front. And for the back, I wanted to include a Family Tree/Tree of Life design. So I found this awesome design on www. and decided to try it out to practice w/ fabric scraps I already had. I then turned the "practice tree" into a pillow front for Baby Emily, as a gift for her baptism which was today.

E is for Emily

This is my first ever appliqued project and I think it came out nicely! I used Heat n Bond fusible web and stitched the design using my free motion foot, basically doing raw edge applique. It was a lot easier than anticipated!

Many of the scraps were from the original quilt I made for Emily when she was born, so I hope she enjoys them both for years to come!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea for a chuppah! Can't wait to see the finished product. And I love your pillow too. I need to try my hand at applique one of these days.