Sunday, April 1, 2012

Creating a Family Heirloom

A Crazy Quilting Block Tutorial
Baby Birth Announcement 
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.


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:
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