Everyone in my immediate family (husband, children and grandchildren) traced their hands onto paper creating a template. (Actually, I couldn't finish this piece until Abby, our youngest granddaughter, was born.)
The entire piece is machine quilted with the exception of the heart in the center which is hand quilted.
I made narrow piping and stitched it around each hand. Each person's name was free machine quilted down the center of their hand. I used a thread that nearly matched the hand's fabric. I wanted everyone to really search the quilt to see where they were on it.
I'd forgotten how much I love this piece. I can assure you it no longer hides in the closet!
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