Just before Christmas, I promised my sister, Karen, that I would make her a quilted wall-hanging. At the time, I didn't know what I was going to make but it had to be blue-- that was the only request. I already knew it wasn't going to be ready for Christmas but I wanted to make sure that it was special and delivered in person-- that's the best way!!
After deciding that it would be blue, per her request, I started to think about what to make for her. I had long ago promised myself that I would do something different with every quilt and, as a result, I had to come up with something that I hadn't done before in a quilt.
I had a flash: A Memory Quilt!!! I went out to the internet and did some research to see what other people had done for memory quilts and an idea started to come to mind. I bought some quilting graph paper and began designing squares and deciding what pictures to use. I had a copy of all of the family photos from a couple of years ago when I scanned them all in so that part was easy. Eventually, I decided to make it one that was just about Karen and our parents.
Karen loved it
and I enjoyed making it for her!
Karen and I holding it up for inspection.
A closer look.
Our parents' high school graduation pictures.
Our parents wedding picture.
For my sister, Karen, with much Love, Marcia, April 2004:
|First Project||Class Project||How
to Make a Quilt
|Small Wall-Hangings||Just Clowning Around!!||Dani's Denim Dreams||Sewing Platform||Baskets Full of Posies|
|Christmas 2002||Pat's Quilt||Happy California Cows||Summer Garden Paths|
|Joel's Afghan||Matt's Afghan||Faye's Afghan|
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