Martha 80 by Dzirin

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2010-07-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2010-12-23T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This was a present for my mother on her 80th birthday.   It is my first, and only, attempt at photo transfer.  There are photos from her childhood in Vancouver, B.C., photos of her brother and sisters, photos of her and my dad, RIP, and photos of all eight of us kids, and then one with the grandkids.  I really like the re-enactment on the steps at the house in Canada.

I made the setting to look like the old-time photo albums, which were made of black paper, and there were sticky black corners that were licked and pressed in the book to hold the pictures, which always had white borders.

Pictures

Loves

Pattienoc
Stitch
Kathie

Comments

Joke

This is really sweet!

Mrsquilt

Wow! I would love to do one like that one day :) Your mother will be very touched.

sew_what

Great job with the photo transfers!

True

WOW this is lovely...amazing gift. Make sure you have lots of tissues on hand;-)

HawkFan

I love your idea of making them look like the old photo albums. Definitely stealing that idea. This is such a precious gift

Kathie

This is wonderful and I agree . . . this is definitely one idea I'm going to borrow, I love it! My mom turns 80 this summer and she just loves pictures of the family so . . . this is it smile !

Dzirin

Kathie If you make one, be ware that there is a lot of planning, since the photos were different sizes. I pieced the white and black to the photos which required lots of measuring; it would have been more straightforward, maybe, to applique the photos to the black/white base. Then the black could have been triangles.

Kathie

Thank you for the tip!

Dzirin

Mrsquilt She definitely was. She started crying.

Dzirin

Joke sew_what Thanks!

frogsrmenh

This is fantastic. I'm working on a memory quilt for my nephew. I love the idea of putting the pictures in an "album"

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