Happy 70th Birthday Mum
It's my mum's 70th Birthday today - and now I can finally reveal her pressie!! I had blogged about making this cushion a few days ago, and here it is finally completed. My sister helped by sneakily "borrowing" some old photographs from my mum's house, scanning them and emailing them to me. I can remember this photograph being taken, and was so pleased when this was one of the photographs she sent me! Just incase you're wondering, that's me in the middle aged 10yrs old, with my sister Becky sitting on my lap - my sister Rachel on one side and my sister Lisa on the other. You can see I used some vintage lace and buttons to embellish the cushion.....
.....then I quilted some of the panels in straight rows, and one panel with free motion quilting. The quality of the fabric used in these printable sheets is excellent and it sews together beautifully. (Last year I bought a cheaper brand from a quilt show, but the pictures distorted when the backing sheet was removed, no matter how careful I was).....
.....I've sewn one of my labels onto the back, along with a zipper to fasten the opening and some more vintage lace trimming. I used a couple of different fabrics for the binding.....
.....and I'm really pleased with the finished result, and as you can see my mum is really pleased with it too!! Happy Birthday mum!xx
6/7/2012 12:53:23 am
she looks delighted with it. What a lovely gift. I have never printed photos onto fabric. I have done a workshop on it and bought the stuff but never actually done it.... must have a go at it sometime.
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