Last year one of my nieces headed off to college 1600 miles from home. I was stumped trying to think of a graduation present for her. I thought about it all summer… then it was time for her to leave for school and I finally had an idea.
I decided to make her a quilt with her families photos on it. That way if she was homesick she could cuddle up with her quilt and be reminded of her family that loved her far away.
I sketched out this quilt and picked out the fabrics (she had a black/pink dorm room) then sewed together the blocks…. then decided I was not really happy with how the blocks all lined up— Hence why I haven’t shared this project with you earlier. I should have swapped some of the fabrics, but oh well… live and learn.
To make a quilt like this its EASY PEASY….
Next, just stitch the photo fabric into your block as you normally would and assemble your quilt.
It’s easy enough to do that you can use your favorite quilt pattern and just replace a few of the blocks with photos!!
I just machine quilted the quilt, ¼″ on each side of each seam. The quilt is a large lap size (sorry didn’t take the measurements before I sent it off) so it was easy to quilt on my machine at home.
She is my first niece to go off to college and there are 14 more nieces and nephews to go!! I may be making a few more of these quilts in the future 🙂