Picture Memory Blanket

When I graduated from a Junior College in 2003

(yes I know, 7 years ago - but this is too fun not to share!)

I made a picture memory quilt for my parents to say thank-you
for everything they had done for me.
I cut out all the pieces and stitched them all together.
And in the white squares, I used iron-on transfer paper,
made copies of some meaningful pictures
and transferred them on.
I used pictures of some wonderful memories for my parents...
.... their wedding.
... my baptism.
... my graduation.
And I used a bunch of my favorite pictures of when I was little.
And a recent picture taken of me.
In the very middle square, I typed up a little somethin' somethin'
telling my parents how much I love them and how grateful I am for them.
I backed the whole thing in white.
I love this quilt and have so much fun looking at it.
Last night when I pulled it out my husband saw it for the first time.
I called him in to prove that our little boy,
does in fact look like me when I was a baby - a.lot!
He loved looking at all the pictures and seeing how much
my parents and I have changed over the years -
and I realized all the history that little blankets holds
just in the pictures alone.

As you can see in a couple pictures, the pictures fade a little and look a
little worn over time so I when I make my next one -which will hopefully be soon
I will use more vintage looking fabric instead of the bright colors.
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Tricia @ Crafting Vicariously said...

Really cute! I love photo quilts. They are such a great way to keep memories.

CinnamonAndSass said...

I love this idea! What a wonderful and unique gift!

Kaysi said...

What a great idea! My mom made one of these when I graduated from high school and I love it!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Delightful! ...just cute as can be! I will certainly give this a try. I hopped over from Skip to My Lou and I am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. until later...

Natasha and Lee said...

I have been trying to make one of these for my Grandma's 30th wedding anniversary coming up this year. You are re-inspiring me!


Sunshine of Seven said...

What an adorable blanket! I did one for my in-laws for christmas with the grandkids traced hands & they personalized them. These are neat keepsakes!


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