Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Progress

I had a design somewhat in mind when I bought this tea towel. 1975 is the year we got married, and I knew I wanted to use this quilt as a "photo album" wall hanging. This is what I have been playing with so far. You will see that I actually used the stripey fabric.. I have not yet used the green/blue modern fabric, but I will. It's not going to be much bigger than this when done. So far the photos are just placed there with a tad of masking tape. They will have a more permanent setting when it's a real quilt.
Thanks for your comments on my previous post. What a nice group of supportive quilters! -- carol e.

10 comments:

Carol E. said...

I forgot to mention that on the right where you see a small square with embroidered yellow flower on it... that is an actual piece of my wedding dress fabric. My dress was made of Irish linen which was already beautifully embroidered along the bottom hem line.

P. said...

What a wonderful quilt this is going to be!

Elaine M said...

Great idea. The stripey fabric worked out well in the small amount with the plain border. Nice that you have included a piece of your wedding dress.

Diane Quilts said...

How imaginative! It's really looking great! And congratulations on 37 1/2 years of marriage!!

beebee said...

What a great idea as a memory of a wonderful day of your life. It is lovely and I know you will have a treasure forever!
and congrats on many years of marriage!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Love it! and the Embroidered flower is such anice touch! IS it actually FROM your wedding dress or did you just have extra fabric??

Carol E. said...

I did not cut into my dress. I had saved a bigger piece in a scrapbook, and I cut from that.

JaneB said...

How lovely to have a piece of your dress to put into tins sweet memory quilt.

sophie said...

It's going to be an amazing quilt! And what a great idea to commemorate a special date by starting with a tea towel calendar from that year.

sewyouquilt2 said...

great quilt! Aug 24 1975 the day my step-daughter was born. how cool to have those memories in a quilt like this