This is one of my big accomplishments for the year 2007. I made a quilt for my Mother and Father In-law titled, "Building a Legacy of Love". I couldn't post it sooner because I didn't want to give their Christmas present away. It was a combined gift from all their children so everyone helped with picking out pictures and getting a company to print them out. I could not have down it without all their help! My inlaws are in the center as shown above with the scripted lables above and below their picture. Then all four of their children's temple weddings and mission pictures are surrounding them. Above and below are the grandchildren. Then surrounding the perimeter are pictures throughout the years starting with a darling picture of my inlaws gazing into each others eyes the night of prom. My husband and his siblings picked pictures of their growing up years that were meaningful to them. It was actually quite a project because I didn't have a pattern. I found a design that I liked on the internet that would work well with the size of pictures we wanted to use. But I only had access to the pictures. Most of the really difficult work was in doing the math and figuring out all the dimensions. I am NOT a mathematically minded person so it took much trial and error to get it right. All of the individual 3 1/2 X5" and 5X7" squares had a 1/2 inch border of a different fabric. So I had to cut out literally over 600 1" strips in addition to all the squares. The quilt is just a few inches shy of a King. This is my very first quilt so I was very pleased with the outcome. I love my inlaws so much and am so grateful they gave me their amazing son! I would do it all over again I love them so much! Actually, typically after a big project, I pack up my supplies and do not visit that particular creative outlet for a very long time. However, this time, I'm actually kind of addicted and am getting ideas together for quilts for my kids.I was so pleased to learn that my In-laws loved it so much that they put it on their bed right away. The picture below shows how well the quilt goes with her existing pillows and color scheme(that was intentional).
(This is kind of coming across as a bit of a bragging session, sorry!)