Friday, August 10, 2018

Pets on Quilts Show


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*
link up with Lily Pad Quilting 

28 comments:

  1. What a wonderful story. The quilt obviously has a great deal of meaning, even more since both mother and daughter had something to do with the making of it. Beautifully done.

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  2. Sharon, this is a fabulous quilt! It is made all the more special by the story and all your attention to detail. I think the log cabin setting is ideal. Great job.

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  3. That is beautiful and such a treasure for a non quilter.

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  4. What a wonderful tribute to a lost pet--you did a great job!

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  5. What a lovely quilt! I love how much piecing you incorporated into the photo/memory quilt. Wonderful!

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  6. To share in the quilt, what a beautiful tribute to them all. And the log cabin blocks, what a perfect way to frame the photos. Love those colours, soft and gentle, like forest trees.

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  7. Thanks for joining our party! I loved reading about the process and thought behind the gorgeous results! Just beautiful!
    Snoodles at Lilypadquilting

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  8. What a beautiful quilt with lots of meaning.

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  9. Beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes.

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  10. Such a lovely quilt to treasure!

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  11. Well, that is just adorable. Love the paw print. Nice job.

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  12. What a great tribute to their German Shepherd Dogs! They are the best!

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  13. Beautiful quilt, that will be a life treasure.

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  14. A beautiful quilt that will be much loved.
    Thanks for the thumbs up for Pets On Quilts..

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  15. Sharon your quilts are always amazing and what a wonderful memory quilt to remember all those special dogs. Log Cabin is my favourite block and frames the pictures very well. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Susie & Treacle

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  16. That's just awesome. What a treasure!!!!!

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  17. That's a wonderful quilt! I love all the thoughtful planning that went into it - it's sure to be treasured!

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  18. That's going to be a family treasure forever! What a wonderful collection of memories!

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  19. I love this quilt layout you chose. She has a good eye for picking log cabins as well. They are fun to make.

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  20. This is such a beautiful idea for a pet quilt...love it!

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  21. What a great quilt for all of those German Shepards - well done!

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  22. What a great setting for those memories! Beautifully done.

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  23. Your quilt looks great, Sharon. What a special way for the ladies to remember their dogs.

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  24. Sweet story and this is a quilt that will definitely be treasured!

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