Monday, February 14, 2011

Keeping memories on fabric

Here is the winner of the little tote:
Wendy
Congratulations, Wendy ! Please send me your address !

Thank you all for participating and for the nice comments.
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Hi, I am Geta from Romania, I am thrilled to be back here. Thank you Madame Samm for inviting me again to post on SM.

These days love is in the air, everywhere, and I would like to share with you the latest project I made. It’s full of LOVE!

It is a photo album I made for my sister Nicoleta. With photos of Alex, her 5 month old baby boy.

I printed a few photos on fabric (in my inkjet printer), I made a nice cover and I fused them, one for every month of Alex’s life. In the next months I will easily add new pictures.
On his first anniversary, there will be 12 photos.

I know my sister will be happy to see Alex on fabric!

It is easy to print on fabric. I used a piece of white poplin, on its back I fused a heavyweight interfacing (to easily go into the printer). But there are ready-made fabric sheets and you can start printing right away. Electric Quilt Company has such printable fabric sheets.

This wasn’t my first experiment in printing on fabric.
My sister Nina loves so much all the flowers that bloom in her garden! I want she can see those flowers in her house in winter too, so for her birthday, a few years ago, I made this special quilt!
You can see how I made it here.

Then, of course, I couldn’t stop and after a few months I made these quilts for Nicoleta.
The flowers are also from her garden and since she loves pets as much as she loves flowers, I made a quilt with her (and ours) beloved pets too.

These quilts bring back wonderful memories! I can't wait to make the next one!
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It is Valentine’s Day and I am hosting a giveaway on my blog.
As much as I love making quilts I love making bags. I just finished a collection of 20 little purses. I closed my eyes and I picked one for one of you.
Here is:

You can see below its size:

If you have a little girl in your life and you want to make her happy, live a comment here and a comment on my blog and you will be entered in a drawing.
I will randomly choose the winner on February 17th.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
The giveaway is closed now!

91 comments:

  1. What a great post and super cute little bag!

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  2. Oh I'm so glad you are guest posting today ... Your flower quilts are amazing to me and very inspiring, makes me what to try it :) Your bag is adorable and yes, I went to your blog and just had to become a follower of your wonderful blog :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. Wow, what an awesome way to display those flower photos. Great idea and your quilting is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I like to print photos for labels on quilts. My daughter has done a few memory photo quilts for friends and they are gorgeous. Of course, if we could quilt like you.......... I saw all your cute bags on your blog - oh my what fun. Your flower quilt is lovely - remember that when you were in process. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pieces of quilting art.

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  5. Oh, I know the perfect little person to give the purse too. It's so cute. Your quilts are really unique. Being a gardener, I love the flower quilts.

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  6. There's a big girl in my life who would really like that little purse - me! It's just adorable. Thank you for the opportunity to try to win it!

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  7. I happen to know a little girl that would be thrilled to get a bag like that :)

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  8. What a lovely bag - I'll hurry over to your blog.

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  9. Thanks for explaning how to print on fabric,it's somthing that I am going to try this afternoon and any explanation is welcome.
    I love the purses you made and I am planning to visit your blog too.
    Greatings Roos

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  10. Those memory quilts are just brilliant. Thanks for the opportunity in the giveaway too.

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  11. Your quilts are wonderful, love the floral pictures! Your purses are so very very cute, since I have 4 granddaughters I am sure it would get lots of use! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. Love the album, the quilts are gorgeous and the bag is divine. Thanks for your generosity and having a giveaway!

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  13. I photo print all the time, and never thought of using heavy interfacing on the back to run thru the printer. Your a genius. I fight with freezer paper. Some times it's great, and some times not so great. I am going to try your interfacing idea today! Thanks so much, and what an adorable purse. I know just the little lady who would love it! :-)

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  14. great ideas from you geta love your blog

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  15. Geta
    I love all your beautiful flowers!
    Great giveaway! count me in please!

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  16. Fabulous ideas! Love the flowers!
    My 2nd daughter would just love this bag and so would her Mum!

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  17. I have just discovered inkjet printing and have made a few mistakes but am getting better ,an exciting new medium to work in ,I discovered my iron wasnt hot enough ,so now use an old flat iron ,am currently making a cushion for my great neice who's b/day is on Sunday she will be 11 (she was born on my b.day ~I will be 70) ...great post ...love Jan xx

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  18. Good Morning Geta...First Happy Valentines day...and what a special day to have you here as your post is just filled with love. Your wee bag a perfect giveaway on this special day...beautiful album...what a delightful and thoughtful gift...
    You are without a doubt a creative genius....

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  19. Beautiful quilts and what a cute bag! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Oh... what a wonderful idea to make an album using photos of that sweet baby on the cover... you sister will be thrilled. I also like the flower quilt... very very nice!

    Thanks for the chance to win the darling bag!

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  21. Lovely Idea and I love the flower quilts :)
    Thanks for the cute giveaway!

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  22. Hi Geta and Samm Happy Valentin's Day to both. Yes I have my darling granddaughter who I am trying to keep feminine as she has 3 brothers and they sort of swing her to the tomboyish stage I am swinging her back. Wish me luck. Your purse is beautiful but then again your always are...take care

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  23. Your quilts are awesome! thanks for sharing!

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  24. Your flower quilts are so lovely! And I've been drooling over your little bags for a few months now. Those are just adorable! Thanks for a chance at winning one.

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  25. What an adorable bag, my daugther would love it :)

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  26. Love your quilts - you certainly are talented. That little bag is so cute. Awesome giveaway.

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  27. I don't have a little girl yet (I live in hope of a granddaughter to go along with my much loved grand son!) but I am a bagaholic! I love this little bag...so cute!

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  28. Cute bag. Thanks for the giveaway. I have a brand new little granddaughter who I would give this bag to (or her mother) to use.

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  29. I heart that little bag and Alex is a cutie pie! Two things which have made me smile - thank you!

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  30. Thanks for your ideas Geta...your work is beautiful:) I'm anxious to try the picture printing.
    And that bag is so darn cute...I know just the right someone to give it to.
    Have a great day.

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  31. Good ideas Thankyou. I have a grandaughter who would love the little bag

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  32. ADORABLE! My granddaughter Addison would love it! She is a "purse junkie" like her Mama and Nana and she is only 3 years old.

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  33. What fun! Thank you for showing this.

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  34. very cute bag, would love to win it. And thanks for sharing!

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  35. What great ideas! Who wouldn't want a baby book in fabric! The flower quilts are wonderful too. Your quilting on them really makes the flowers stand out. The bag is just adorable. I don't have any grandchildren yet but I know several young ladies that would love it. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  36. Question...I have printed on fabric to make quilt labels. They come out so cue, but after a few washings, the color is gone. Is it because I don't have the right kind of printer ink?

    I LOVE your flower quilt. That's amazing!!

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  37. Great picture quilts and great idea to make a picture book in fabric. Your bags are lovely too.

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  38. I haven't seen printing on fabric look so nice before! That would be a fun project, thanks!

    The bag is adorable too!

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  39. I love inkjet printing on fabric, haven't done it in quite some time and you've inspired me to do it again! I have a grand-daughter who would love that little purse!

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  40. I'm in the process of making a memory quilt and I'm loving the fact that I can just run the paper-backed poplin sheets through my printer! Your little bag is lovely and my granddaughter would be tickled pink to have it to play with!!

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  41. What beautiful flowers! Oh my gosh I love them!
    xx, shell

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  42. That little bag is so cute. What a great pattern. I just love the flower quilt you made. What a wonderful way to keep some of those spring and summer flowers in the house all winter.

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  43. Wow Geta!!! you're such a talent!, tks fr sharing these beauties with us! xoxo

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  44. Stunning quilts! Thanks you for such a lovely post.

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  45. I love the flower garden quilt. I could also use the little bag for all KINDS of things. Thanks.

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  46. Geta has so much talent and a wonderful eye for design....she will go far in the crafting world I think. Thanks for sharing your latest projects Geta!

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  47. Beautiful & fresh ideas! Thanks for sharing. Tiziana

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  48. Lovely indeed! My granddaughter would SEW Love the pink & green bag! Please come back and post. MY daughter in law went to Romania 10 yrs. ago and brought back the most incredible tea set and hand crocheted table runner for me. She adored your country!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  49. Adorable bag! I have two little grandaughters that would LOVE it (even if they had to share!!)
    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  50. That little purse is adorable! I would love to win it!

    I love the photo album, too! Beautiful!

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  51. I love your photo album cover and those quilts are gorgeous!!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! That bag is amazing.

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  52. Hi Geta! So nice to hear from you again all the way from Romania!
    How lucky your sister is to get such incredible gifts of love - your photo flower garden quilt is awesome!

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  53. I love the cute bag! My granddaughter would love this to carry around. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  54. The bag is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  55. I know the perfect little sweetie for this adorable purse! Please count me in for your giveaway!

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  56. Thanks for sharing. What a very cute and loving gift for your sister. I dreamed I was making a quilt using that same technique the other night. Love being able to use my ink-jet to do fabric pictures.

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  57. Such a sweet bag....and a sweet baby. I like your idea of putting the pictures on the outside of the album!

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  58. Geta, Love your post and your quilted background for your pics, what a great idea! Speaking of great ideas... everything else in your post! love the little purse.

    Mary Ann

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  59. Your quilts are amazing! I love the little purse too, it's darling!

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  60. Love Love!!! the flower quilt. Do you pre-treat your fabric with anything to make the photos permanent? The little bag is very darling also!

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  61. Great quilting on the quilts! What a cute bag.

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  62. The photo albums are beautiful and the little bag is really cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  63. Love the quilted pictures... and the bag... It's adorable...do you have to be a little girl to want it... Lol

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  64. How neat this is. The flower quilts are spectacular. Thank you for sharing how to do this with us. I have two grand daughters and this little bag would make one of them very happy!

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  65. Thanks for the wonderful idea and instructions. I love the flower quilts. My granddaughter would love that charming purse!

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  66. I bet your sister loves the photo book. Your quilts are gorgeous and the bag is very cute.

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  67. I love the quilts they are amazing. And what cute fabric on the little purse! I would love to be entered into your drawing!

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  68. Beautiful quilts - really amazing and so special for your sister I know. Thanks for reminding us that printing pictures on fabric is fun and easy to do. blessings, marlene

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  69. Thanks for the lovely photo tour - especially like the flowers as looks like a technique that I might give a go. I'm not entering the giveaway though did check out all those lovely little purses when visited your blog.

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  70. What wonderful quilts - I love the first flower one you made for your sister. It is just lovely. Thank you for posting today; I am really inspired to try the photos on fabric project!
    Jacque in SC

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  71. I love the purse!! I just spent quite a while on your blog ....your tutorials are fantastic!!! Your story inspiring. I am just learning to free motion quilt and will keep your blog and beautiful work handy ...thanks for the chance and your tutorials!

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  72. that bag is so cute...and thanks for sharing the photo lesson with us!

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  73. Oh that little purse is ADORABLE! I can't believe you made so many! Your photo quilts are wonderful too!

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  74. Happy Valentines Day. There is lots of LOVE stitched in your quilts......KEEPSAKES for your sister. The album is PRECIOUS and your purses are ADORABLE. You are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for sharing:)

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  75. Great post Geta. I love your insights on using EQ's Printable Sheets. Inspirational project and what an heirloom. Love your purses too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  76. What an absolutely darling little bag. Love it!

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  77. Love the bags, they are so cute. Would love to have one!

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  78. Great post and thanks for a chance to win the bag. Now I will visit your blog and post a comment. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!

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  79. What a darling little purse --- way to small for me, but I have granddaughters who would absolutely love it --- and, hopefully, not "stuff" it like their grandma!

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  80. Darling bag. My granddaughters would love it, especially the colors.

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  81. Very Cute Bag! I have 2 nieces that would love it! Thank you for a chance to win!

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  82. Oh that purse is just adorable! The quilt with the flowers is amazing! The baby photo album is priceless. Thank you for the great ideas & the chance to win a wonderful prize.

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  83. I know the perfect little girl - she lives next door, and would like to learn to quilt! Your flower quilts are inspiring, Spring can't come soon enough!

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  84. Your quilts are beautiful! You have inspired me to really make some memories into fabric treasures. The little bag is lovely too. I have a daughter who would simply be delighted if I won - and gave it to her:) Thanks for the chance.

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  85. Thanks for the giveaway. Your little bag is adorable! I'd love to win it. Thanks again.
    lraetaylor@gmail.com

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  86. The bag is so sweet and I know a liattle girl that would just love it. Thanks for sharing.

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