This is a quilt made on commission by a mother for her daughter and SIL who have raised a number of German Shepards. She wanted it to be a memory quilt of those pups sent to new homes and older dogs that had passed on. She brought me a number of photos which we sorted for those that would best work on printing fabric.
I showed her some on-line samples to expain to a non-quiter what blocks and construction I was talking about. With the use of EQ, she chose a log cabin setting as they own a beautiful log cabin home deep in the woods - of which mom brought pictures of. Using that photo, we pulled scrappy greens and light browns. She loved having a part in this planning process.
I chose a 'polaroid' block setting to frame the printed 'photos', the paw print block is their logo, and a block that is the label which the mother made up. I printed an instruction sheet on how to write in the 'polaroid' white strips and then set the ink, supplied a special pen, care instructions. This way the daughter could write in the names of the dog(s) in each photo - a way she could participate in the construction of this quilt.
I received a lovely Thank You note from the Mom and beautiful letter from the daughter/SIL. It was a pleasure to work on such a different memory quilt with this family.
*Entry in the Pet Theme Quilt Catagory*
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