I am amazed at how often I use all the scrapbooking supplies that I collected while I was still doing albums. I had a nice collection of circle and oval templates that were just right for getting to photo fabric ready for reverse applique. I tried to find the biggest size that would still fit in the diamond shapes that will go into the quilt.
Those got traced onto freezer paper and ironed to the front of each diamond.
I then cut out the oval with a quarter inch seam allowance and turned the edges under with a bit of disappearing school glue.
The frames are all prepped now and I am ready to settle in for a little hand applique work. I am hoping that Netflix has some new movies to enjoy, otherwise I'll continue on with the Sherlock episodes that I discovered last Sunday following Downton Abbey.
That is going to be such a wonderful memory quilt when it is done! I love the Sherlock series, the one with Benedict Cumberbatch. I watched season one and two on netflix last year at about this time, and season 3 just started last week.
What a great idea! I was wondering how you were going to do that!
Enjoy your slow stitching today!
Love how you are using reverse applique on this project.
Looks like those scrapbooking ovals will be perfect. I wonder if it is because of your scrapbooking experience that you even though to put frames around the photos in the quilt? It's going to look great.
What a special piece this going to be.
This quilt is going to be so special. I love that your hubby actually has taken part in its creation, too. Hope his mom does well. You are are certainly in my thoughts.
I couldn't quite see how you were going to place the photos, but I get it now. Looking forward to seeing it all come together.
This is going to be very special. And if you are onto series three of Sherlock you are in for a treat, especially the last episode!!!
Looking forward to seeing this quilt come together.
Love the BBC Sherlock series. Saw the first 2 seasons on Netflix. Happily they are showing season 3 Sunday nights on PBS now.
Sherlock is fabulous, it's the third series, so make sure you go back and watch them all! Just a shame there's only 3 episodes to each series.
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