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laurah4200
« on: February 12, 2007 05:37:10 AM »

Okay.  I didn't make this, but I just had to show everybody what my
mom made for me for my high school graduation.  It's a twin size quilt
with my favorite photos sewn into the border.  I couldn't get the
colors to show up quite right, but it all flows together beautifully.
Thank you so much, Mom! 






This photo was taken in the late 80's. 
I'm in the middle with my grandma. 
Isn't my baby brother adorable?

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McJulie-O
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2007 06:36:03 AM »

Ok, I just love how the photos are the border around the pieced blocks! It just makes them SO much more interesting and intriguing, than if they were the center of the quilt. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2007 09:42:49 AM »

I agree McJulie-O - the pictures are much cooler as a border  Wink

How did you sew the pictures on?  Did you mean that you had transferred them to fabric first?
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2007 10:11:31 AM »

that's very cool! My sister made my parents one of these types of quilts for Xmas a few years ago. She used photos that I' had never seen before.
I really love the way yours is put together withthe pictures around it as a border. It's much more interesting that way! 
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laurah4200
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007 04:25:17 PM »

I agree McJulie-O - the pictures are much cooler as a border  Wink

How did you sew the pictures on?  Did you mean that you had transferred them to fabric first?

Yes, they are printed on fabric.  My mom and I went to a fabric store that had a scanner and we just printed them onto this near-white fabric that comes in 8 1/2" x 11" size.  I remember the whole process being quite spendy. 

Thanks so much for the questions and comments!
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2007 10:12:02 AM »

Wow, that's amazing.  What a wonderful way to preserve those memories.  I'm sure it's something you cherish.
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zenochka
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2007 04:49:50 PM »

oh that is such a great present!! The pictures look great in the border like that!!
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scsuxci
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2007 04:46:10 PM »

what a great idea
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pibbgirl
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2007 04:50:03 PM »

what an great idea to use the pictures as the border!
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rusty spork
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2007 11:19:16 AM »

I like how they form a border and look like fabric from far away.  Neat quilt.
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