This is to be a wall hanging for my young cousin Amy, who is an artist who recently married, and when given the option for a gift off her registry or something I make she chose the latter. I have been working on this one "in my head" for weeks now, and just started putting the foot to the sewing machine pedal...It is not to look "country", I hope it to look "arty", and I hope it to convey the memories of our grandmother's life (Amy's great grandmother). The top photo is one of Ella as a young woman, perhaps bride, not sure, and the one in the quilted piece is her and her husband, our grandfather Abe and first baby daughter, my mother. My cousin Judy who peeks in here from time to time asked for at least a hint of what I was doing so here it is Judy, just for you!
The cloth is vintage prints from a quilt shop depicting a woman and children sewing. My grandmother was an excellent seamstress and made her own dresses.