migration – a family history

this is one of the photos on my new work in progress – the shy little girl is me

funny thing is I can remember this photo being taken …

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the photo has been printed onto fabric and is hand-stitched between layers of eco-dyed silk and wool, along with an old key

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memory lane 3

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family reunion quilt, featuring signatures from my family collected at my late dad’s 80th birthday in 2008

i provided a permanent pen, and everyone signed their names on applique hearts which i had prepared beforehand

my 4 sisters and i then edged the hearts with blanket stitch (by hand), and added other embroidered details

later i machine pieced the quilt using scraps from my stash and curtain samples

a special thank you to pam jarman of quilt top quilting who stitched the layers together on this rather large quilt