It's been over 5 years in the making...
but we've finally managed to get this wedding memory quilt done.
My gift to the couple was to make them a memory quilt.
We had to wait for photos to come back.
Then for the selection of photos to use.
Fast forward 3 1/2 years and I got the ones she wanted to use.
Then it sits in my sewing room, buried under other projects for almost 2 years. Shame on me.....
I double batted the photos.
Nothing is more stressful than trimming the excess batting.
Even with the duckbill scissors, I sweated cutting thru the front every second. Thankfully there were no accidents!
But I do love the added dimension it give a project.
Those photos just pop off the top.
It's just as fun looking at the back.
I used what I call "organic" quilting.
Simple and not to detract from the focus of the quilt.
The quilt label is a scan of the program for the ceremony.
It has the date and the names off all the bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents and grandparents.
Everything you need to remember the day.
It's now finished and delivered.
I was not going to come down for one more balloon fiesta
without that quilt in hand!
An added bonus, was that I had just enough fabric and left over,
to make a little wall hanging for her mom.
A mini replica so to speak.
5+ years and 2 kids later, and you guys have your wedding quilt.
As for me...
I'm walking the walk of shame.
Congrats on your beautiful family.
You two, really know how to do it right!
I've done plenty of photo transfers on fabric.
This was the first time I've used the Softscrap
Inkjet Printable fabric. I don't like a lot of negativity on my blog,
but I must say, I was NOT impressed with this product.
Here are the photos after printing.
They look great.
Here is what happened when I rinsed it,
after waiting 30 minutes for the ink to dry.
The directions say to wait for 15 minutes.
It also says that in some humid environments
it's best to wait 4-5 hours.
I live in a very dry climate.
We had 0% humidity the day I did these.
It did a terrible job of holding the ink.
Sorry Softscrap, but I followed your instructions carefully, with and without the fabric softener method you suggested
and the results were very poor at best.
The bride photo (second from the top) was printed on June Taylor
inkjet fabric. I wish I had done all the photos on this fabric.
Live and learn.
Keep on Stitchin'