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    The current project that I would love to get out of a state of blocks and into a state of quilthood has an applique wreath of hearts (my first ever), which was taken from a quilted pattern on a quilt when I was a child. The fabrics from the applique is made from are bits of my daughter's clothes, and the yellow bunny fabric was present throughout my babyhood.

    I'm planning on using a narrow black border around the 24" yellow bunny fabric block (which I have attempted to draw on my photo below), and then around that will be a border of nine patch blocks all made from the applique on my daughter's old clothes.

    My issue is that I have no idea what to PUT inside that wreath!?!?!?!?!?!?! The childhood quilt that had the hand quilted weath had a bunny inside (which I don't have access to the pattern, and it was orignally only a 12" block). I had thought to use that, but that really hasn't worked out...

    Sorry I didn't iron it before I took the photo...
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    maybe a baby photo, one of you and one of your daughter?, since it represents both childhoods

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    That's a good idea Kathy, I'd been thinking about embroidering her name and birthday into it, but then it would HAVE to be a wallhanging and not over her bed. I'll have to think about how I could balance two photos... It might be time to dust off my illustrator program!

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    You could do a yin and yang design with the two baby photos. The unity in duality idea fits pretty well with mother-daughter relationships and the format would balance both the circle and the hearts.

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    Talk about an "ohhhh wow" factor... that would really take that software to get the photo layers to mesh like that... I wonder what photos I have...

    Can those printable fabrics really be used in any printer? I was thinking it would be better to take them to be printed at a copy place? Perhaps with black (grey) and white it wouldn't matter so much? I don't personally have a printer, but my mother or sister would print it for me, I'm just not sure of their print quality?

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    I'm all for the "Wow" factor! :D Wouldn't it be easier to meld the photos before you try to get them on the fabric? Maybe blow them up to the right size, make a template of the yin-yang, cut the photos (copies of course), and paste them to a backer sheet. Then use that for the transfer. Am I making sense? If you could find photos that would be looking at each other it would be simply awesome! You could even put the names and dates in the tails.

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    Love the ideas suggested - I am clueless - sorry. I liked the bunny idea too.

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    Thanks Loretta, it's good to have an honest answer, I seen them lots of spots that were "sponsors" or from someones not having real experience with the product. If I make it a wallhanging it would be around 45" square, and if I make it for dd's bed it would be twin size... Not sure where I would put something that big...


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    could you do both? make a smaller wallhanging or a cushion with photos in the same fabrics and then make a matching quilt..

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    So far the printed treasures photo fabric has worked well for me. why not try finding a rabbit pattern from a coloring book or somewhere and make a fluffy bunny out of fleece or flannel. Each bunny could be a different texture even corduroy. You could use a color from your hearts. Give me a pm if you want fleece (sweatshirt) material. My mom has a bunch from when her grandkids were little and she made outfits for them. I do like the idea of both a quilt and wall hanging. Was the applique easy? I did some 20 years ago for a baby quilt but can't remember how and now I want to do some again. Love the fabric and wreaths, good luck with the rest of the project.

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