Sunday, April 1, 2012

Creating a Family Heirloom

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A Crazy Quilting Block Tutorial
Baby Birth Announcement 
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Step by step instructions 
and materials



This 40 page pdf instruction book will take you step by step in great detail, through the process of making the 12" x 12" wall hanging celebrating the baby's birth. 

Each step is covered thoroughly with photos: 
  • Piecing the block, adding the silk photo and text.
  • Embroidering and embellishing.
  • Backing and binding.
  • Adding your message and the hanging corners on the back of the block. 
The 40 pages of instructions will arrive by e-mail as a "pdf" file. 
The pages are full size 8 1/2" x 11" pages in full colour, and the file can be printed from your computer if you wish.

The fabric and embellishing package will arrive by mail .  It will include:
  • Fancy fabric and a piece of muslin to make your block;
  • A coordinating selection of lace, trim, sequins, beads, and charms;
  • Silk print of your baby and a silk print of the baby's birth details: name, date, weight, height;
  • A square of batting cut to size;
  • A piece of coordinating satin or moire for backing and binding the finished block.

There will be a choice of colour selections listed on Etsy, such as pink/soft green; blue/cream; lilac/pink. 

Following are a few pages taken from the Tutorial PDF


  

Thanks for reading all this!  It was a big undertaking and took a few months to complete.  Here's the link to Etsy.

3 comments:

Monica said...

Congratulations, Diane! I hope this will do well for you. It looks great, and I think it is a really good idea. All the best!

Ági said...

Hi Diane, I have awarded your blog the Liebster award and have a link to your site on my blog: http://worldaccordingtoagi.blogspot.com
Come and see how it works. I really like your work. Hugs Ági

Cathy K said...

I know you will do well with this great idea! Hugs, Cathy