I wanted to make a wall hanging for my youngest daughter that would incorporate photos that were taken of the family in Civil War era clothes. I chose a Sawtooth Star pattern from my EQ6 software to showcase the photographs as well as some fussy-cuts from some wonderful Marcus Fabrics Civil War Tribute Collection – 150 Anniversary.
The photographs were scanned and then printed on June Tailor Sew-In Colorfast Fabric Sheets.
There was a great center photograph of my two grandchildren ….
…pictures of my youngest daughter and her husband…
…and of my oldest daughter – all taken in Gettysburg.
The picture in the lower right hand corner was taken of me in 1952 when I was living in Portsmouth, Virginia, as a 20-year-old newlywed with my sailor husband. It was Portsmouth’s Bicentennial year and they wanted a picture to put in our P&G monthly magazine. Several people brought in authentic Civil War era clothes for the photo shoot. I’m sure I was the last person they wanted in the picture since I was a Yankee and a very new employee, but I was the only one at 105 pounds who could fit into the beautiful heirloom dress.
The fussy-cuts made up the rest of the blocks…
The finished piece measured 30 x 30 inches.