Journal Quilt #8

Number 8 in my once-a-week series of 6"x6" journal quilts . . . ; ^ )

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Here's what I wrote and printed on fabric for the back of this square:

February 26, 2007:

* Journal Quilt Number 8 *
Last week I celebrated my 50th Birthday, and this week’s journal quilt definitely reflects that . . . . I had fun printing photos out onto fabric for this journal quilt!

The top photo was taken of me sitting on the couch at the old family farmhouse in Avon, 1957. I was about 9 or 10 months old at the time. I’ve got a nice box of animal crackers in my hand and a pretty smocked dress on . . . we wore those a lot back then! I printed this image onto a linen napkin that belonged to my grandmother. The image below that is a photo that was taken of me & my dog Ticker Tape in the woods behind our house in Simsbury, in 1963. I had recently returned from 6 weeks in the Hospital for open heart surgery. . . I was 6 years old. That’s why I look so thin. This was recycled from a swap envelope and is a real photo on paper.

The larger, full color photo is me – taken last week! Steven took a photo of me at my new job as hostess at the Flatbread Company in Canton. I printed the photo out onto plain muslin by attaching fabric to a piece of lightweight cardstock with masking tape. I added a crown from ARTchix Studio, my birth date, and the appropriate quote! . . . enjoy!!