Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Quilting Ideas and Photo Quilts

My great grandparents on my grandmother's side.

This weekend I made a trip to visit my grandmother and continued scanning all the family photos she has. It was amazing to see so many memories from so long ago. I even have pictures of my great, great, great, great grandparents! It is my plan to create a photo quilt of some of the photos and use some fabric from my grandfather's old clothes (he passed away two months ago). I am very excited about printing the photos on the fabric (which is super easy), but a little nervous about starting a quilt since I have never technically quilted.

My grandmother, Phyllis Fitzgerald.

I think I am going to sew a few border strips around each photo, then the squares together and keep it simple. Has anyone ever taken their finished top to a fabric or quilt store to have it finished with the batting and stitching on top? Do they use a clear thread? Anyone have any good quilting sites or locations around Indianapolis, IN to go to for these services?

Any help, tips, or suggestions would be great! I will keep everyone updated with my progress!


Amanda said...

Those photos are beautiful. I LOVE looking through old photos. What a great idea to make them into a quilt. Good luck! :)

erin said...

hi! i found you on the etsy forums and am a new follower :)i would love it if you would follow my blog and comment on one of my most recent posts:)
ps cute blog :)

CremeMagnolia said...

I love your blog and the photography and colors are wonderful!

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful project! I did family genealogy for many years until my time was captured by my online business. Pillows would make great family gifts too.

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