Sunday, February 17, 2008

Family Album

New project!
I enjoyed making the 2" squares for Monica's art doll project, and thought that 2" square would be a good size for pieces on an album wall quilt. So far this has been easy, and if anyone wants to give it a try... follow along!
First, I printed 24 pictures (sized to aprox. 2" squares) out onto beigh 100% cotton. When I print I format my pictures into the Word program and adjust the sizes there. I iron the printing fabric onto paper-backed fusable web and cross my fingers and toes hoping that it won't get stuck in my printer. Second, I cut 2" squares of beigh felt out, then iron the pictures onto the felt, then trim the edges.
Here are the 24 pictures laid out on a piece of dark green felt for a sneak preview of what this will turn out like. I am unsure of the fabric yet to mount these on, maybe black, maybe green, I will do some experimenting. Next step? Probably will back each piece and blanket stitch the edges. Gotta figure that out still... stay tuned.
P.S. That's ME in the 5th row on the end.


friedaquilter said...

This looks wonderful, Cat, and a lovely picture of you too! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my JQ. I truely appreciate it. Your quiltie for Breast Cancer is so sumptious too with beautiful stitching!

Gerry said...

How fun! What a cutie you are. Nice job with the photos.

Allison Ann Aller said...

You sure make this look easy...thanks for showing us your steps!

Naturegirl said...

Holy Moly what a great keepsake of family history! I'd love to do this but I may have to just dream about it.Looking forward to finished look.
You are always thinking and trying new needle craft art.Lovely! hugs NG

Bethel of Bethania said...

Wooh Cat this looks very interesting and am looking forward to seeing the finished product. thanks so much for the step by step info - great for beginners like me. this is really going to be such a special piece with so much meaning for you - ohh btw aren't you just the cutie... OOroo ... B

Maddie Can Fly said...

Thanks so much for the idea of using 2 inch squares. My mom has been wanting a quilt like this and I just couldn't get excited about all the different size photos. I look forward to seeing this progress.

Shop girl said...

Oh Cat, this is really special. I will be so interested in seeing more. My Sister and I made 3 quilts from the cloths of our parents when they had both passed away. I know that sounds strange, but truly they came out very nice.
I also put a picture of my parents in a corner of the quilt. I ironed on the picture, I saw what you are doing and asked myself...what is hold you back from doing more.
Yes, i can do a few stitches, but nothing like what you do.
We are sunny and cold...The sky is so blue! Big Hugs, mary

sammy said...

This is coming along awesome! What a great wallhanging of memories of family this is! wow!