Maker: Sue McClure
From: Castleton, New
Quilt Name: CHG Album
Software Used: Used Scanner,
Printer and Quilt-Pro to create this Quilt.
Size: 17" by 34"
created this small quilt for her mother's 80th birthday.
She wrote the following: "I only used the photos
that I'd somehow gotten from her over the years,
so it wasn't as representative of her life as I
wanted it to be, but have since gotten a whole album
of photos (now that it's no longer a surprise!)
that I can use to make another! ...
I looked at lots of other memory quilts in books
and on the web to get ideas as to how to do this,
but really wanted to make it look like an album,
so created this design. I am sure I got the idea
for the black squares in the corners elsewhere (
so it looks like the way photos used to be put into
REAL albums), but I'm not sure ones I've seen had
them done the 3-D way I did (by backing the fabric
with another layer and turning right side out, then
tacking them in place with the black corners).
DO think the "book" was an original idea,
though - and I was able to use Quilt-Pro 2 to draw
the outer shape so it would look like a book and
then placed the photos on top of that (don't think
I could do that in EQ, at least I couldn't figure
out how to draw an unusual shape there!). I wanted
to use the striped fabric on the edges so it would
look like pages, and someone in the QP group was
kind enough to send directions on how to turn the
striped fabric in the library on its side so I could
have it running in both directions at the same time!