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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Memory Quilt table runner.

My SIL gave me a book on making memorabilia Quilts, and I have been playing around with a few ideas ever since. SIL was impressed with my experiments, so I decided to make her something for Christmas this year.
The photo of the left is of SIL's great aunt Emily who was on the stage, and is still talked about by younger members of the family, even though not many of them ever met her. The other pic is of Ken and his sister with their Dad. I'm not really sure if I like the lace around the photos, although everyone I've shown it to assures me that it adds that 'olde world' touch. I added it because the whole thing looked unfinished without something around the edge of them. Incidentally, I put the runner on the carpeted floor to take this picture; the dark orange/brown edge is the carpet, not the border of the runner.

4 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I think the lace is perfect, it "frames" the photos. I am sure this will be a treasured gift

Annie said...

What a great idea! That's such a wonderful way to preserve and display these old photos!

Happy Holidays!

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Looks beautiful, Gina ... you are doing an amazing job with your patchwork ... so inspiring. Hugs xx

Joy V said...

You needed a frame around the photos Gina and I think they look lovely. Not sure if you have, but if you wish to make the lace to have an aged look you can dye it with tea.