Friday, September 12, 2008

Quilts and Old Folks

I'm at my brother-in-laws 50th birthday right now. He and his siblings are hovering around their parents' dinner table reminiscing. It's fun to listen in.

His darling wife gave him a phenomenal gift--a tied quilt made with quilt squares that bear photos of him throughout his life. Baby pictures, school pictures, wedding pictures, the children as they came along.

She took photos to a print shop where they converted them to black and white and printed them on iron-on transfer paper. She and her daughter and a friend pieced it and quilted it in the course of just a few days. One picture actually was taken just three days ago.

Kinda cool.

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