Wednesday, February 14, 2007

February Journal Quilt - Finished

This is my finished 12 X 12 X 12 Quilt Studio February Journal Quilt. The theme for my Journal Quilts is Family Tree. Click here to see January's Journal Quilt. This month is the B****e Family Branch One. The Photos are DH Great Grandparents, Grandparents, Aunt and Dad. The older photos are from the early 1900s and are tin plates. The other photos are black and white. I scanned all the photos and tin plates with my Epson CX4800 ink jet 3 in one scanner,printer and copier. I was surprise how well they all scanned. I am having a problem with the black cartridge so I used my HP7350 to print the photos. I wanted to do crazy quilt blocks and use the stitches on my New Home, Memory Craft 8000 sewing machine.

12 X 12
Fused and Machine Quilted
Commercial Fabrics
Scanned Photos and Tin Plate Photos
Printed Treasures Inkjet Printable Fabric Sheets
Sulky 40 100% Rayon Thread
Wonder Under Fusible Web
Cotton Batting

Tin Plate Photo - Great Grandma Bertha

Tin Plate Photo - Great Grandma Bertha and Great Grandpa Wilhelm's Wedding

DH's Dad, Aunt, Grandma and Grandpa


This is the back and I will be adding names, birth, death and wedding dates.

Have A Great Day!

Debbi

dubiquilts@dubiquilts.com (email)

17 comments:

Laurie Ann said...

Very cool! Those pictures really printed well!

joyce said...

The pictuers printed really well. Did you treat them to make them washable? I read somewhere that bubble jet ink has to be treated to make it colorfast. Apparently you can iron any fabric onto freezer paper and print on it if you use the stuff to set the color. I haven't gotten any yet so I don't know if it works.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Awesome journal quilt. I did a photo quilt years ago using transfer paper and had to get my photos copied at a copy shop onto that paper, etc. It was labor intensive, expensive, and I wasn't all that happy with the results, either. This is awesome. I have had etter results since with methods similar to yours. Well done, Debbi!

martha said...

lovely lovely soft colors and beautiful photos.

Sande said...

You did a wonderful job on this. The design, colors, and concept come together beautifully. And your printed photos printed great.

meggie said...

This work is beautiful. You have made it so well. I love the whole concept of it. What a lovely treasure for future generations.

Deb Geyer said...

It is wonderful, Debbi. And what a lovely way to honor your family!

Sassenach said...

This is amazing; I am truly impressed!

The difference between vision and reality is often so wide with photo quilts. Looks like you've really mastered the technique here!

Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

That's really fantastic. The style is so appropriate for the old pictures.

Teri said...

What an awesome idea! I love it!
Are you going to do other little quilts for other 'branches' of the family tree?

Cynthia said...

that is a very lovely block you have made using the photos.

Vivian Love said...

I just love this block. Thank you so much for sharing.

The Carolina Quilter said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! It blew me away. I love your color choices--they really highlight the old photographs and what a cherished heirloom this will be. Lovely!

Meredith said...

You did a graet job on this project. It must be great to have all of that family history.

Sweet P said...

I love your journal quilt. The design goes perfectly with the photos. I've been thinking about making two wall hangings for my living room and your journal quilt is an inspiration for me.

YankeeQuilter said...

I love the use of the photos and the fabrics are perfect. I have two half finished journal pages...thanks for the inspiration to get back to work on them!
Siobhan

jenclair said...

Such wonderful photos! You did a lovely job with them!