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Thread: Need advice - I want to make a photo memory quilt wall hanging but no bigger than 36x36 - Any pattern ideas???

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    Hi everyone, it has really been on my mind to make a wallhanging with some of my family pics from long ago. I have gotten the printable fabric figured out on what I want to use but I just don't know what pattern to make. I need advice on pattern, pics or link to help. It is a small space so it can't be any bigger than 36" x 36" finished. I am so hoping someone here knows of a great pattern. thanks :)

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    I would wonder how many photos you plan to put in the quilt and what size each of them are. Are they all one size, or different sizes? Do you want an alternate block? Just a few questions that immediately came to me.

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    all 4" x 6" and 6"x 4". The number of photos is optional. Not fussy. Just thought it would look cute above the kids computer station. Perfer only photo blocks no alternate blocks. I hope this helps :(
    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    I would wonder how many photos you plan to put in the quilt and what size each of them are. Are they all one size, or different sizes? Do you want an alternate block? Just a few questions that immediately came to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequiltmama
    all 4" x 6" and 6"x 4". The number of photos is optional. Not fussy. Just thought it would look cute above the kids computer station. Perfer only photo blocks no alternate blocks. I hope this helps :(
    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug
    I would wonder how many photos you plan to put in the quilt and what size each of them are. Are they all one size, or different sizes? Do you want an alternate block? Just a few questions that immediately came to me.
    That being the case, I would start by making them all 6X6. I would just add to both of the shorter sides to make them that way. Then you can use sashing between the blocks to put them together and even add cornerstones if you want to. If you do cornerstones you could make stars out of them too. Sort of like this.
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    thanks that is a really good idea. I am googling shadow box photo quilts right now. :)

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    Glad to help. Please let us see what you decide to make. And I'd love to see the finished product.
    Happy Sewing!

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    have you seen any with the shadow box effect? if so do you know of any pics. I am a visual learner. Pics help me lots. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequiltmama
    have you seen any with the shadow box effect? if so do you know of any pics. I am a visual learner. Pics help me lots. :)
    Not sure. Do you mean like attic window?
    http://www.quilterscache.com/A/AtticWindowsBlock.html

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    nope, I saw a tshirt quilt on here that someone had done...I am going to see if I can find it now. Be right back :)

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    ugh, now I can't find it. They had made a dark (black looking) shadow kind of behind to make it look like a shadow. Does that make sense or am I confusing? :)

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