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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Photo Quilt on: April 09, 2007 08:35:28 AM
In order to use the photo transfer medium, you do have to copy the images on to regular copy paper.  I think the medium works by using the ink/toner from the photocopy.

There is no photocopy left once you transfer, so you probably wouldn't want to use original photos any way, even if it worked, because they would be ruined.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Photo Quilt on: April 05, 2007 11:30:33 AM
I actually made the photo blocks using photo transfer medium (http://www.enasco.com/top/407/Fabric+Decorating/Photo+Transfer+Medium/).  I had to photocopy all the images onto regular paper, then apply them to the fabric using the glue-like medium.  Then once it's dry, you wet and wipe the paper off with a sponge.  If you scrub too hard, you take the image off (as I learned the hard way!), so you have to be careful.

I ended up using that because I happened to have some around in a batch of craft supplies (which is what gave me the idea for the quilt in the first place), but there are a ton of easier ways to get images on fabric now, from iron-decals to special fabric you can buy and run right through your ink-jet printer.  There are even places that will do all the work for you - you send them the pictures, they send it back on fabric!

I would probably use some other method if I did another one, just because it was a lot of work.  I am happy with the result though.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Photo Quilt on: April 04, 2007 12:48:01 PM
This is a photo quilt that I made for my mother for Christmas two years ago.

It's approximately 3' x 5' and is the only quilt I've ever made that I intended to be a wall hanging.  I have a strict you must actually use the quilt policy Smiley

The pictures are all of my mother as a child and young woman.  Here are a few close ups:

(That's my dad next to here - they started dating in high school!)

All the fabric was yellow scraps that I had around the house and the shiny white is baby blanket binding.

I'm happy to say that my mom loved it and it now hangs above my parent's bed.
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Black and White and Red All Over Baby Quilt on: March 02, 2007 09:17:09 PM
I just finished this small (2 1/2' x 3 1/3') quilt for a friend who is due at the end of the month.  Since babies can only see black and white and red to start, I thought that would be interesting take on a baby quilt, instead of the traditional pastels.

The pattern is a variation of the Flying Geese pattern.  The quilt is machine pieced and hand quilted.

Here's a close up, showing the fabric on the back - which is flannel, to make the quilt extra snuggly.  The quilting is modified stitch-in-the-ditch, which is what pretty much all my quilts are.

The quilt took me about two months to make, working on it sporadically.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Tilted Squares Baby Quilt on: January 24, 2007 09:03:56 AM
This is great!

Did you use a pattern for it?  I really like the tilt of the squares.
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Rainbow Quilt on: January 02, 2007 03:46:30 PM
I made this quilt 5-6 years ago, but I just got around to taking pictures.  It's one of the only quilts I've ever made that I've kept!  It's full sized and that last quilt that I both pieced and quilted by hand (once I started giving the quilts away, I thought they needed to be more durable!)

And one with my cat...

7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: very first quilt- log cabin, ALMOST done... on: January 02, 2007 03:44:54 PM
It's lovely!  I do all my quilting by hand - and tend towards stitch-in-the-ditch, so I don't think I have great advice - but good luck.  It will look great however you quilt it.
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My First Quilt Was a Riot of Color... (Image Heavy!) on: January 02, 2007 03:40:01 PM
I love it!  I never think of using white like that in my quilts, but it looks great.
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: cowboy themed star quilt on: January 01, 2007 04:10:27 PM
This is so cool.  I love how graphic and bright it is.  You have a very lucky nephew!
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: my first quilt (flawed but fun) on: June 15, 2006 09:36:08 AM
I love it!  Did you use a pattern or make it up as you went along?
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