50th anniversary quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? the fact that i was able to get pictures of all the kids, grandkids and great grandkids and put it all together What advice would you give someone starting this project? get all the pictures you want to use together and create the collages first as that is the hardest part of the whole project, and always print a test picture before using the transfer paper as it is expensive ( I wasted alot before I started doing test pages to make sure i like the way they came out)

What you will need

  • fabric
  • iron on transfers
  • sewing machine
  • needle and thread
  • computer (to make collages of pictures) printer(to print picture collages onto transfer paper) iron

Q&A with cyndi 21

Carolh20089974 asked:
I love this idea--I would love to start this myself to give to our daughter on our fifty--we just celebrated our 42 anniversary so I could start now and hope we make it to 50 yrs.
cyndi 21 answered:
thank you, and I am sure she would love it, I know my parents did
muckasmom89277 asked:
I just started quilting. I am going to make one of these for my father and 1 for my mom how big was your blocks and what size was the photo square size? This is so awesome. Loved the quilt thanks for the inspiration.
cyndi 21 answered:
the photos were printed on 8 1/2 x 11 trnasfer paper and i actually used a king size white sheet and sewed the red bias tape to make the squares big enough to go around each one, hope this helps
judyquilts asked:
Very nice and special for your parents. Is there a pattern for it or did you design it. Good work! judyquilts
cyndi 21 answered:
thank you and no pattern I just made it up as I went
Margene Hill asked:
Great memory quilt. My first quilt was one for my parents 50th anniv. I made plain blocks and took several permanent fabric pens to the open house and had guests sign the quilt. For those that lived far away or couldn't attend I signed their names. They used the quilt on their bed ever since. My mom passed away last Dec. and they would have been married 65 years in Mar. My dad still has the quilt on his bed. They loved to look at it and read the names, especially of those friends and family that have passed during the years since the quilt was made. Didn't think I made the quilt well, but when looking at the quilt and reading the names I don't even notice the corners that do not meet or the crooked sewing.
cyndi 21 answered:
thats a great idea, i didnt think of having everyone sign it! my parents loved this as well, even with my crooked lines lol