Photo quilts / printing on fabric
Well, after finishing my first quilt, I'm looking for another project to tackle. My grandmother's 85th birthday is coming up in late May and I would love to make her a lap quilt. I know it's something she would enjoy, especially if it contains mementos of her family.
I was looking online and saw a few quilts with pictures of family. It seems that it's possible to transfer an image on fabric and use it as a center of a block.
Has anyone tried this? The picture quality seems to vary wildly from one to the next... what do you think? Good, bad, ugly?
(Some examples found online)
I'd be looking at a simple quilt pattern like this, choosing lighter spring colours (her favorites).
What's the consensus on printing pictures on fabric for quilting?