printed yardage for the mom of the bride, so she could
create this beautiful shirt for her retired military
husband to wear at their daughter's wedding.
The front of the shirt was kept in the white fabric so when the dad wore the jacket, no-one could guess that the sleeves and back of the shirt were printed with 20 photos of the bride with her dad, from when she was born through her childhood up until her wedding day.
Once the wedding ceremony was over, dad removed his jacket and surprised the Bride and wedding guests with this beautiful work-of art!
Printed on Cotton Sateen
Hi Betty--my name is Sharron Pankhurst and last summer you did a GREAT job placing a page of photos on a block to become part of my #2 granddaughter's 18th birthday quilt. I tried to find you at the Ontario Quilt show to say Hi, but couldn't find you. I tell everyone about you. Attached are copies of the quilt, front & back, with the block and label you worked on. THANK YOU! Sharron
I received the picture late yesterday and I absolutely love it! It is perfect and I am excited to get started on my quilt. I will for sure send you a picture when it is all done. I hope you received my check ok. If not please let me know. Take care, Linda
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I was just thinking about you a bit ago. Someone on line asked for recommendations for photo printing. I gave you name and phone number! Hope I get you some business. I sent you some pictures of the completed quilt before I gave it and gave you my permission to use them on your website. Attached is a picture of my Father in Law, with his quilt on the day I gifted it to him. I think he was a bit overwhelmed with the surprise party, all the people who came to see him from many many miles away and the quilt.
He adores it and it lays on the top of his bed. He sent me the nicest thank you note. Of course I told him what a lovely person you were for making all the photos for me and your name is part of the quilt label since we completed this project together. I hope this email finds you well. I think of you often. Best regards my dear friend!! Robyn
The cheetah was 4 8x10 panels … I had wanted to use Brad and Max (the rhino) for the large panel, but this one printed and I didn’t want to waste the fabric so I used it instead.
The lettering was done with my embroidery machine. I used the computer to program what I wanted to say and then embroidered it onto the finished quilt top. It was originally just to fill in blank spaces of black but it took on its own mission as I got going.
Then I asked my son for his 4-5 favorite memories of Africa and those were added with a few appliqué photos of things I thought he would enjoy having included based on his favorite memories. I think that using the multi-media (embroidery and appliqué) as well as the photos makes it more interesting.
I’m glad you like my first effort at this … it’s been a wonderful learning experience