Last year my friend Lynette's son Eddie married his beautiful bride, Emma. I had started a very special gift for them soon after the wedding, using one of their wedding photographs, then I was distracted by other projects, until finally a few weeks ago it was completed. Initially a selection of vintage fabrics, lace and buttons were collected together. I'd printed the photograph onto an EQ printable fabric sheet (I buy packets of these from Quilters Haven). This project was quilted very simply with lots of straight rows using the quilt-as-you-go method. Some cream lace was added, and some vintage buttons from my button tin were used to embellish it...
...the back was made with some sepia-toned fabric depicting vintage ladies in their lingerie and also some fabric that had once been a Laura Ashley duvet cover (I'd had this as a wedding present many years ago and although it had seen better days, I was still able to put it to good use). A zipper is hidden under the flap, and one of my labels was added to the side seam before the binding was stitched into place...
...and here is the finished project - this was posted out to Emma a couple of weeks ago, and arrived safely in Australia in time for their 1st wedding anniversary.
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