I designed and made this quilt years ago and wanted to share the story behind it.
I have a friend who's name is Judy and every Thanksgiving they put out their special tablecloth. As friends and family come to their home for dinner they have each person sign their name on the tablecloth and write something they are grateful for that day. I thought it would be fun to make a quilt to document the blessings we have in our family each year. It's fun to look back and see the kid's signature and what they wrote.
The leaves, branches, and acorns are machine appliqued. The words are embroidered and the machine quilting was done by a local quilt shop. I really love this quilt. I left the center open so when the quilt is on the table you can place a nice floral arrangement in the middle.
Here are the signatures from years past. I forgot to bring it out this year because when I'm in charge of the big Thanksgiving dinner I get distracted. I even put it out on the stair railing so I wouldn't forget and I did. Oh well! Maybe next year I can remember!