by, 10-28-2011 at 06:20 AM (248 Views)
I made this Memory Quilt for a friend/client's mother-in-law's 80th birthday party. She ran out of time and I had a break between quilts. (of course the minute I started on this project 5 quilting customers appeared with 24 hours). The pictures did not arrive until 8 days prior to the party so it was a supreme effort to get this done but I thought it turned out beautiful. Because there were so many photos and so little time I chose to applique the photos. I used Heat-n-bond light and a tiny and tight zig zag. The piecing took about 40 hours and the quilting almost 18. She didn't want stitching over the pictures so I freehanded between the pictures loops and swirls, and in the interest of time I chunked the borders using Anne Bright's Denali and Along the way borders. Loved the results. Finished size was 81 x 112. The quilt was completely finshed, binding and all (with the help of another friend on the hand stitching part) about 4 hours before the party began. Thought I would share.