Made By Gina's Custom Creations

Made By Gina's Custom Creations

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Sunday, June 9, 2013

My First Photo Memory Quilt - Pug Themed

My very dear friend, Mary, had asked me to make a photo memory quilt featuring photos of her daughter and future son-in-law and their beloved pugs, for their wedding.  I had never made a photo memory quilt before, so this was a fun and exiting quilt for me to attempt.
Mary helped me with the measuring and cutting of the materials, and kept me company while I sewed the pieces together.
Once the quilt top was finished, we took it to Jannie's Quilting in Weston, WI to be long arm quilted.
Yesterday was Randy's and Courtney's wedding, today was the gift opening.  Mary text messaged me earlier today to tell me that she made them wait to open the quilt last, and that when they did open it, they both loved it, and Courtney even cried when she saw the quilt.  How wonderful it feels to know how much something like this meant to them!
So that they've finally been given the quilt, I can finally post photos of it online!  The pug centerpiece of this quilt was purchased on eBay.  The rest of the materials were purchased at our local Hancock Fabrics and JoAnne Fabrics stores.

Above photos are of the quilt top before being quilted.

Below photos are of the completed quilt.


Wisconsin Statewide Shop Hop

I picked up my passport yesterday while in Wausau for a wedding.  I'm going to try and stop at every quilt shop that I can during the month of June, as this hop runs from June 7 - 29, 2013.
I've got one stamp so far... And lots more to go!
Anyone interested in joining me a day or two this month for a road trip to nail out a section of the quilt shops on this hop?
For details about this shop hop, please visit

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Krazy Kitties

Just for a change of pace, I thought I'd share some photos of my cats...
I've had cats all my life, and I love having them.  Although I do have to admit the ones I've got now have been a real handful...if you know anything about the Sealpoint Siamese cat personality, you'd understand exactly why I say that.
I got these boys in 2006 as kittens...they are brothers from the same litter.
Lighter colored cat is Casper.  Darker one is Jasper.
Casper is my cuddly, lap kitty, and his favorite spot is on my shoulders, as you can see in this first picture.
Jasper loves to ride in the car, so my son and I couldn't resist the couple of snapshots we took of him looking all calm, cool and collected during our move last year.