Monday, October 15, 2012

Picture this!!!

October 15, 2012

It has been crazy busy since the last time I posted!  We're preparing for a BIG conference at church-which I am super excited about!!-and I have been working on a newsletter for our church.  And tomorrow is my 41st birthday!!!  Ahhh!!!  Nine more years and I will be fifty!!!  Can I really be that old?!!!  ;)

Speaking of birthdays, I realize that it has hit the middle of October and Christmas is right around the corner.  Yes, Christmas has come up quite frequently these days!  I've been working on a lot of projects this year, since my family decided we were not going to spend any money on exchanging gifts.  However, I LOVE to give stuff so I've decided to make quilts for my sisters and maybe find a smaller project for everyone else.  (Can I help it if I'm closer to my sisters and feel they deserve something extra special?!!)

Below, I wanted to share a picture quilt I made for my mom back in 2005 for Mother's Day.  Hate to toot my own horn, but I think it's rather charming and she absolutely loved it!!! 

I love the cheery colors! I've tried working on projects using darker colors, but I always revert back to the bright, sunny ones.  I used iron-on paper for ink-jet printers and then transferred them to material.  You can actually buy fabric designed to put in your printer and copy the images directly onto the fabric.  I chose not to do that.

Another thing I try to do, is label EVERYTHING!!!  I'm big on the labels.  Even for small projects, you can make a generic label if you don't want to put in the details.

This was my first picture quilt and I am rather pleased at how it turned out. 


 Maybe I'll get off the subject of quilts in my next post, but probably not! :D

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