For the family trees theme, my original idea was to make Papa and Mama leaning trees from flying geese like I had seen in Lisa’s Leftovers-it’s what’s for dinner quilt on The Red Headed Mermaid blog. Under the parent trees, where the cones would not have fallen far, juvenile trees (maybe even some red-headed stepchildren) would be growing. Unlike me, I procrastinated drawing my plan till close to the deadline. When all my sketches for this idea made me nauseous, I started thinking maybe I should quit this group. But I told myself I am not a quitter and put my thinking cap back on.
I decided I wanted to interpret family trees in a much broader sense than single families. My dad used to have a decal on his briefcase where different colors of hands were intertwined in a circle. From there the ball was rolling for my quilt which I named Red and Yellow, Black and White. I drew 4 paper pieced blocks and whipped out a quilt that I like enough to keep participating in the group–a good thing I guess since the next theme is my pick!