Often people comment that they could never make a quilt from one of their travel inspirations because they don’t have the skill to do so.
Well, I am here to tell you that these quilts don’t have to be complicated….they can be super easy and yet still serve as a reminder of the good times.
Back before I started the “Bridge of River Kew” quilt, I posted the inspiration and told the story of my fun day at Kew Gardens in London. You can check out the post and read the story here.
One of the many photos that I took that day was of this gorgeous flower….
Just after we returned from the trip I was involved in a monthly quilt-a-long and one of the prompts was to print a photo on fabric and use 1.5 inch squares of other fabrics to highlight and frame the photo. The entire quilt was only 12 inches square.
I cropped the photo to approximately 4 x 5.5 inches, added a 1/4 inch border around each side to make it 4.5 x 6 inches (finished size), and then surrounded it with fabrics that matched the colors in the photo.
This was the final result…..
It was super simple…..super fast….and yet it still brings a smile to my face as I remember a sweet day in Kew Gardens!!!
So, get out there and start quilting your memories!!!