Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: What would you add to a memory quilt. Tips and tricks?

  1. #1
    Super Member quiltingfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Posts
    1,021
    Blog Entries
    1

    What would you add to a memory quilt. Tips and tricks?

    I have a daughter that is turning 20 this year. She has had a very rough teen years and I was thinking that I would love to make her a memory quilt of all her accomplishments and activities that she has had through that last 2o years. Here are my ideas ;

    1. Baby picture
    2. Living in Hawaii
    3. She was on the swimming team
    4. volleyball team
    5. 2 High Schools
    6. Photography
    7. Journalism
    8. Pics of her best friends
    9. Pic of her and her boyfriend.. ( not to happy about this one but )
    10. A Bible verse.

    Of course I have never done anything like this before. So would love your input on how to accomplish this.

    I think I will start with the pics and go from there. Her birthday is not till June so i should have time to make it. I want it to be a completely surprise. Maybe i do need an embroider machine.

  2. #2
    Super Member alleyoop1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,174
    Sounds like it will be wonderful and she will truly love it.
    Proud grandma of Coast Guard grandson and Air Force granddaughter!

  3. #3
    Super Member quiltingfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Posts
    1,021
    Blog Entries
    1
    She loves my quilts.. I can't wait to see her reaction. Hope I can keep it a secret. hahaha

  4. #4
    Senior Member humbird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    893
    Sounds lovely. Maybe a photo of Mom and Dad also. Or a family photo?

  5. #5
    Super Member quilts4charity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Albany, Georgia
    Posts
    1,336
    Sounds like you have a pretty good plan going, I think it will be wonderful. I love my embroidery machine for adding to my quilts!!!

  6. #6
    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The middle of an IL cornfield
    Posts
    6,998
    Blog Entries
    1
    I'm not sure I'd include the boyfriend. At 20 (as is my daughter), he may be gone before the quilt is finished. I'd save him for the (bite my tongue) wedding quilt.

    Does she read? Something with a favorite childhood book might be nice.
    Maybe a silly phrase she said as a child.
    Grandparents?

    The list is really endless when you get started thinking about it. This could be a really fun quilt to make.

  7. #7
    Super Member quiltingfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    San Antonio Texas
    Posts
    1,021
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    I'm not sure I'd include the boyfriend. At 20 (as is my daughter), he may be gone before the quilt is finished. I'd save him for the (bite my tongue) wedding quilt.

    Does she read? Something with a favorite childhood book might be nice.
    Maybe a silly phrase she said as a child.
    Grandparents?

    The list is really endless when you get started thinking about it. This could be a really fun quilt to make.

    Yea the boyfriend is a big if... they are already talking marriage, even though he does not have a job, does not drive, has no motivation and we would love for him to take a hike.

    i like the idea of a picture of the family. Did not even think about it. .. ha. Will add it to my list.

  8. #8
    Super Member Barb_MO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    2,117
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingfan View Post
    Yea the boyfriend is a big if... they are already talking marriage, even though he does not have a job, does not drive, has no motivation and we would love for him to take a hike.

    i like the idea of a picture of the family. Did not even think about it. .. ha. Will add it to my list.
    Then I would put a pair of hiking boots on it....just kidding.
    you could add something to remind her of her favorite music, movie, or a piece of favorite clothing.

  9. #9
    Super Member Phannie1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Brunswick, Georgia
    Posts
    1,964
    If she has any year books. Maybe add copies of friends pictures, autographes and the like on fabric you can use in injet printers. I did a quilt for my son and had him get his friends to sign blocks with notes to him so I could include them in his quilt.

  10. #10
    Power Poster gabeway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Kansas City, MO
    Posts
    10,200
    Agree with al but boyfriend. She will keep the quilt forever and the boyfriend will probably be gone and maybe a bad memory. Go with friends or groups.
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.