Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Quilt Square

Good day crafters -

Today I have a quick post of a quilt square I made for some members of our church.  Our church puts together a quilt of all members who have passed away and it is displayed in the main hall.  A couple of sisters in our congregation asked me if I would make theirs of their mother and father.  They gave me a little bit of background of their parent's likes.  They loved playing bingo at our bingo hall.  They played cards once a week with three couples and also played dice.  Their mother's favorite color was a deep pink also. 

The church furnished the quilt square and I was allowed to do whatever I wanted.  In my photoshop program I brought in a bingo card I got off the internet.  I layered five cards from the ten of spades through the ace of spades ontop of the bingo card.  I also layered a set of dice on the bottom of the bingo card.  I then added a picture of their mother and father ontop of those three layers and printed it onto transfer paper.  The bingo card, cards, and dice were black and white whereas the picture is in color to give it depth.  I then ironed that onto the quilt square.  I added stickles to the wording of BINGO and sewed buttons as the bingo placements.  I also added two pink brads to the dice holes.  I made the label by writing their names on a white piece of paper and layering it onto the label.  I used dimension mod podge to seal it and after letting it dry for 24 hours I then sewed that onto the picture.
The sisters were very happy with the way it turned out.  I like it also, but forgot to take a decent picture of it.  I used my cellphone camera when I gave it to them and I am not very pleased with the outcome.  It honestly looks very nice in real life.  I hope to take a better picture of the quilt square once it's attached to the quilt and displayed at church.  I will add another post at that time.


  1. What a great quilt square Brenda. It's a very nice tribute to your friends' parents. I can't wait to see a photo of it once it's secured to the quilt. I bet the quilt is amazing. Nice job.

  2. Hi, girlfriend!!! Brenda, what a great quilt square! Of course, I can't wait to see the whole quilt too! I also bet it's going to be amazing!!!



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