Sunday, November 29, 2009

Emma's Tree

I signed up for this pattern recently with LearningFA Yahoo group. It's made of 2 1/2" squares. It's a great way to use up that scraps of Christmas fabric. It was very easy to make. I did this one last evening. I still need to whip stitch the area of the truck where quilt was turned. I'm also planning to edge stitch around the entire tree. The directions don't call for quilting but I may decided to stitch in the ditch of each square. I think these will make great Christmas presents for family and friends.
The Story of Emma's Tree
This little quilt is called Emma's Tree in the memory of Miriam's daughter who died of breast cancer at age 29. During her daughter's illness, Miriam had difficulty sleeping and spent many hours in her sewing room making these little quilts for family and friends. Now they are called Emma's Trees and are being made by people in many countries around the world. What a great tribute to Miriam and her daughter, Emma.


Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...


What a lovely idea that lady had to remember her daughter. I love how your little tree turned out.
They would make great gifts for sure. :)

Melinda Cornish said...

I love this tree and the story behind it....pretty sad though.....I cant imagine losing my daughter at age 29 to breast cancer.......

Su said...

Que historia tan triste, pero este proyecto simboliza el amor de una madre hacia una hija, y darle su nombre al proyecto es màs bonito. Bendiciones y adelante.

Kodabear said...

Is there a pattern to make this? They are really cute and the story behind them saddens me i couldn’t imagine what she went through