Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Memory Quilt Finished!

My first memory quilt is complete. If you are reading about this for the first time, here is a link to my previous post when I started this project.

This is one of the pictures I printed on a Quick Fuse Fusible Inkjet Fabric Sheet. Three of the squares had pictures and an article printed on these sheets.
All the squares were layed out on my table to make sure they were the correct sizes and to place them in the order we decided upon.
I used orange fabric to join the squares and to back the quilt. I put one layer of batting in the middle. Once the back, batting and front were placed, I sewed all three together along the seams used to join the squares and trim. This part was challenging. With the size and the bulkiness of it, I had to roll it as I sewed. I can see where those large quilting machines would come in handy.
I left an extra few inches of the orange backing all the way around to fold over the front to finish the edges.
Here is the finished project. There are some mistakes and it is definitely not perfect, but all in all it came out pretty good. I think David's friend will be touched by the memories included in the quilt and appreciate the fact the my neices wanted to give it to him.
I have many projects left to complete which include curtains for my daughter, some pillows for my bed, something for a friend who just had a baby girl and the other two memory quilts for my neices. Besides all that, I have some other ideas for epatterns to put on the You Can Make This website.
Looks like I'll be busy for awhile.

3 comments:

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

WOW!!! I know that was a lot of work, but it was well worth it.

SewSensible said...

This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
It almost makes me want to make a memory quilt!! Great job, Nanette!!

MorningSong said...

That really turned out great! I know we (the ones sewing) see the flaws but the recipient rarely does. Especially on something like this!! What a treasure!