Monday, 17 January 2011

Memory Quilts....

On Saturday I went to my regular sewing class, we were making Memory Quilts. I loved it, it was like scrapbooking but in fabric! We had a brilliant teacher Anne, who explain some basis design techniques so you could plan a layout. The photos I've taken show the work in progress, so you will see pins and all sorts but I still thought I would share them with you.

The photographs in the quilts were printed on fabric prior to the workshop. We had a great worksheet to help us decide who would be the main character in our Memory Quilt and what story we wanted to tell. I'm sure you can tell which one is mine and of course my main character is Big G and I wanted to remember the good times we had together on the beach enjoying the sunshine. I have a lot of work to do as I wanted more patchwork in mine so I have started with some curved flying geese which I will piece into the background. The words you can see will be painted to blend into the background which was a great idea from Anne.

 Sarah's mum, Hillary!

It will be really nice to go back next month and see them all finished! The finished ones below are Anne's designs



Lynne said...

Wow! Jo what a fabulous way of keeping photos and fantastic keepsake. This must have been a great class. They are all so lovely. Thank you for sharing. Love Lynne xx

angelwhispers said...

Jo this is adorable and such a special keepsake of your baby!!! Just love it, wish I had your talents for sewing!! Love Chanelle xxx

Kerry said...

ahh what a gorgeous and meaningful project Jo, love it!

Love Kerry xxx

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