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Introducing the Newest Princes August 4th, 2007

1994 - 2007 detail on backI didn’t do detailed photos of how I did the frame because besides being pressed for time it is not something that many people would ever want to do…I was delighted with how neatly it went together.

To keep with the frame theme I chose a brown paper coloured fabric for the back and my sister said that it needed to have a framers scribble on the back so we used a lead pencil to write 1994 – 2007 the years that I started and finished the quilt.

I will do a full label with everybodies names and details but in the meantime I have written the details on the fabric with a permenant ink pen.

Name label on Under the Mango Tree

To give the frame shape I made a seperate shape for each corner that I put on top like the moulding on some frames…the heart in the design just seemed to be appropriate for this quilt…And whilst I am in the corner I will introduce you to the newest little princess born about 6 weeks ago.

Frame Corner

To hang it I made the flap of the frame, that folded to the back at the top, into a rod pocket into which I have put a stick to hold the top straight and to the stick I have attached a chain, which came in handy for hanging the quilt out of the wind to take the photos…big image on flicka

Under the Mango Tree - memory quilt

8 Responses to “Introducing the Newest Princes”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Congratulations. It is incredible and you must be so proud now that it is finished. Everyone is going to have so much fun picking out all the little details you added. The frame is an excellent way to pull all the photos together. Thank you for sharing it all with us.

  2. Elizabeth Says:

    Annie, It’s wonderful to see the work complete and the provision for the on going collection of new memories in place. Congratulations on the completion of such an outstanding quilt of memories for your mum. It seems to me that you’ve been true to your words about in stitching the joys and chaos of life into this beautiful crazy quilt. The frame idea turned out so well; it is a remarkable quilt. Best wishes for its part in keeping your family history alive and well known now and in the years to come.

  3. Gerry Says:

    Annie, this is magnificent. It has been such a treat watching it progress. Your attention to detail, the special hand-made charms and accessories are so, so creative. With each block telling its own story. The frame is just awesome. The corner pieces really set it off.

    There will be BIG tears of Joy in presenting this.

  4. Susan Says:

    I love the corners! It does look like an actual wood frame would. That’s great! The new little princess looks cool tucked in there, like a real photo might be! How exciting to be finished with this long term project, and in time to get it into Canberra.

  5. Marty52 Says:

    This is just beautiful, Annie. Your Mum is going to be sooooo happy! I love the frame made out of fabric… it really sets it off. Congratulations!

  6. Gail Says:

    Annie, your Mum’s quilt is fantastic, I have enjoyed watching it’s progress, each detail is perfect and the frame is just the right finishing touch. Love what you did with the corners. I am so impressed, Congratulations on finishing up such a wonderful project.

  7. Ati Says:

    Annie, it turned out so beautiful. It will be a real family treasure!

  8. Conni Jenkins Says:

    This is absolutely wonderful! And the fabric frame is awesome!. I have very much enjoyed watching this project come together…

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