I wanted something fun and easy that everyone could do regardless of their age. It was a last minute project. Now that it's done, I'm brimming with ideas on how it could've been improved... Maybe next reunion!
My squares are 10" (25.4 cm) and the sashing is 2.5" wide (6.4 cm) before sewing. We have 33 people in our family including our parents, siblings, in-laws, nieces, and nephews. I made the quilt 5 squares by 7 squares.
Here is what Renae embroidered on the two "extra" squares.
I used this lodge-looking print for the sashing since we spent 4 days at a cabin in the mountains. I think it works perfectly.
I brought paints in different colors so everyone could take turns adding their hands and writing their names on the quilt. I made everyone go in birth/family order so that it wouldn't be completely random. (I like order! :)
Everyone was good sports about adding their hands.
I have a really great lodge-looking print for the back. I'll post a picture of the finished quilt...whenever I get it done.
Anyone else have other ideas for a "Reunion"or "Anniversary" style quilt? My in-laws 50th Wedding Anniversary is next spring and I'm trying to come up with something for them. That side of the family doesn't do crafty, so it needs to be something I can do on my own or easy (like this quilt) for everyone to be involved in. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
EDITED: FINISHED QUILT CAN BE FOUND HERE