Update: Quilted and bound. I just finished this "BQ" Maple Island Quilts pattern quilt top. It is a retirement quilt for a docent that worked at a museum. The large squares are from his suit jackets and the colorful lines are made from his silk ties. 90" x 108"
This quilt was made to honor my nephew when he retired from his many years of service. His countless trips overseas, including the Middle East. I transferred to fabric a picture of each of his assignments. I used his now retired uniforms to make the blocks. His patches and buttons to embellish the quilt. It took over a year to finish. It tells his story. I am so proud of him. I presented this to him at his retirement party.
Request by friend to create a photo quilt for her grandparents. I enjoyed this project being my first large photo quilt. This quilt includes 24 photos, digital prints from panel and I Used my embroidery/sewing machine. Was nervous also because of a chance the photoink would run. Washed 3 times with color catchers, pretreated photo fabric with Bubble jet 2000. Recipient loved the quilt
I pieced 14 memory pillow tops using stabilizer on nightgowns and cotton fabric for my friend who is a longarm quilter for one of her customers. They wanted a frog included on each pillow, since the relative that passed away loved frogs. They wanted a different quilt block pattern for each pillow. My friend quilted the pillow tops and used the back of the nightgown to make an envelope back of each pillow.
Our first Granddaughter, Gracie, graduates from high school. I decided to take some of her favorite T shirts and capsule them in a quilt. Not only that, but added her sports letter, her letterman name, class year and officer award on the quilt. All these memories made for a treasured gift!