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Thread: Memory quilt for Father's Day

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    Memory quilt for Father's Day

    I was asked to make a quilt from clothes a lady had made for herself to wear on a trip to Hawaii with her husband a few years ago. She has since passed away, but her daughter had saved these clothes and wanted a throw made to give her Dad for Father's Day. I decided to make a disappearing nine patch and use 5" squares cut from the skirts and tops in the bright colors for the four corners, black squares cut from one particular dress for the side center squares, and one fabric with a lot of orange for the center block in the nine patch. After making the two cuts in the nine patch, the daughter felt like there was too much black. I squared up the two sides of each section trimming a half inch from each of the black sides. This is the final quilt with the addition of borders. I had chosed the black and orange for the borders but felt like they looked to much like Halloween. After splitting the black and inserting the various strips separated by black squares, I thought it looked better. The bonus was that I liked making the border that way and will do it again. Always good to learn new things.

    The second picture is the information she wanted to be on label. I added a piece of lace and the charms from one of her quilts. It was straight and even so the angle of the picture is distorting the frame around the label. I finished it off with binding made from the various fabrics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IraJane View Post
    I was asked to make a quilt from clothes a lady had made for herself to wear on a trip to Hawaii with her husband a few years ago. She has since passed away, but her daughter had saved these clothes and wanted a throw made to give her Dad for Father's Day. I decided to make a disappearing nine patch and use 5" squares cut from the skirts and tops in the bright colors for the four corners, black squares cut from one particular dress for the side center squares, and one fabric with a lot of orange for the center block in the nine patch. After making the two cuts in the nine patch, the daughter felt like there was too much black. I squared up the two sides of each section trimming a half inch from each of the black sides. This is the final quilt with the addition of borders. I had chosed the black and orange for the borders but felt like they looked to much like Halloween. After splitting the black and inserting the various strips separated by black squares, I thought it looked better. The bonus was that I liked making the border that way and will do it again. Always good to learn new things.

    The second picture is the information she wanted to be on label. I added a piece of lace and the charms from one of her quilts. It was straight and even so the angle of the picture is distorting the frame around the label. I finished it off with binding made from the various fabrics.
    I think I've figured out a way to post the pictures.
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    Good for you, I see you have succeeded! Your quilt looks wonderful!
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    What a wonderful father's day gift that will be. You did a great job maneuvering the clothing fabrics into a wonderful cheerful quilt. I'm sure it will be well loved. Thanks for sharing.
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    Lovely Quilt, great job

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    You did a great job, the husband will treasure it always. Thanks for sharing.
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    Very pretty and colorful. So good of you to make it for him. I'm sure he will treasure it.
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    Wow, impressive quilt and impressive that you found out how to post the picture.

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    Glad to see the picture, your quilt is great!

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    What a great everlasting quilt for a father. It looks great and I am sure will be treasured for a long time.

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    The help tab above had not explained it well enough when I wasn't getting the same display on my computer, but a question and response from another member about a similar issue gave me a clue.


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    Wow, impressive quilt and impressive that you found out how to post the picture.

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    Her father doesn't know about the quilt and won't until Father's Day, if she can keep it a secret until them.

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    What a lovely idea. Great job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IraJane View Post
    Try as I may, I have not found a way to insert the pictures. The help info says to use the insert image and describes what it looks like. I do not have that on any page. Any additional help would be appreciated.
    It should be 4th in from the left side of the bar. If you don't have it there, try using the "advanced" mode. I can'r wait to see your picture!
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    Its wonderful!

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    What I didn't have was the bar with all the icons. I saw a picture in someone else's post in questions. Then I accidentally found that spot in the advanced mode. Post and learn, I guess. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    It should be 4th in from the left side of the bar. If you don't have it there, try using the "advanced" mode. I can'r wait to see your picture!

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    Very nice, I would love it

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    yeah, it is gorgeous. I am so glad you succeeded. It took me awhile to figure out how to post pictures after they changed the format. But after doing it a few times, I now know the terms they use and where to find it all.
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    YEA!!!! You did it!!! And the quilt is beautiful!! You did an awesome job!!
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    great work.
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    Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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