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Thread: Log Cabin Memory Quilt

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    A year ago I promised to make a quilt for my daughter-in-law's mother, whose mother had recently passed away. Finished it just in time for this Christmas. I used photos and pieces of fabric from her clothes as the centers of the log cabin squares. Pretty pleased with it overall. My FMQing is not the greatest but it was done with love. I quilted a heart around each of the centers and meandered the rest (except for the borders, which has a heart pattern).

    The recipient seemed to really appreciate it (as did her sisters).

    Log Cabin Memory Quilt
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    Label on Memory Quilt
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    Hearts quilted in the borders
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    Wonderful job :mrgreen: It will be treasured :thumbup:

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    Very lovely!

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    Beautiful job, and I know the quilt will be treasured!

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    LOVE it.

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    Wonderful quilt!!!!!!!!! Love the label and love the paisley.
    A work of love that will be cherished :)

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    A loving treasure. Thanks for sharing.

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    Special quilt it is pretty.

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    How nice...a beautiful quilt.. :thumbup:

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    I have a question. How do the fabric pictures hold up after washing? I also included fabric pictures on my grandson's quilt label and also had a picture on a pillow to match. Just wondering.

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    That is just beautiful. I can see why they love it. I have used that heart quilting pattern too. I just love it.

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    Beautiful! She will love it...

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    Beautiful work. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by valpoquilter
    I have a question. How do the fabric pictures hold up after washing? I also included fabric pictures on my grandson's quilt label and also had a picture on a pillow to match. Just wondering.
    You can buy pretreated fabric on which to print the photos, or pretreat it yourself using a product called Bubble Jet Set (although it's for an ink jet printer not an old bubble jet printer). I bought the kind specifically made for HP printers. You can search online for it. You soak the fabric in the solution first (pour the remaining solution back into the bottle), let it dry, and iron it onto freezer paper before putting it through the printer. After the ink has dried awhile (30 minutes?), iron it again (I figure the heat helps set the ink), then take off the freezer paper and wash the piece in a setting solution like Retayne (or you can get a setting solution with the Bubble Jet Set). Dry, iron it again. I'm fairly confident the ink is pretty set by then, although I don't know if it could go through a hundred washings.

    OR, you can buy the pretreated fabric ready to put through the printer. I still recommend ironing it after, and using a setting solution.

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    nice

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    What a beautiful gift! I am sure it will be treasured :D:D:D

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    What a wonderful quilt to make, and so lovely.

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    What a beautiful quilt. My youngest sister's husband died this past Christmas and I would love to make a quilt like this for her. Would you share your pattern/instructions with me? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts View Post
    Wonderful quilt!!!!!!!!! Love the label and love the paisley.
    A work of love that will be cherished
    I agree! That paisley is downright yummy! And you were so sweet & thoughtful to make this quilt for your almost-kin folk. I know she loves & treasures it!
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    You did a beautiful job.

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    Beautiful work. I'm sure it will be treasured for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgreene View Post
    What a beautiful quilt. My youngest sister's husband died this past Christmas and I would love to make a quilt like this for her. Would you share your pattern/instructions with me? Thank you.
    I am away from home now but will be happy to share any info I have on it. Give me a few days to get back to you.

    As it happens I will be making three more memory quilts soon...but do not plan to use a log cabin for them...just patterns that lend themselves to a focus point within a square.
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