my sister-in-law and i just finished a family tree keepsake quilt for my mother-in-law.
here's a tutorial on the reverse applique hand prints that are on the quilt. we made 23, for all of her kids, their spouses and of course the grand kids!1. trace hand onto paper and then go around the handprint with a black marker to insure traceability.
2. tape print right side down or towards the window. tape hand fabric right side down.
3. trace around the hand with a pencil on the wrong side of the fabric.
4. find a bowl or something round that fits nicely around the hand print. trace around the bowl onto light weight fusible web.
5. ruffly cut out hand and circle.
6. iron circle onto the fabric you have chosen for the circle portion of your hand print. cut out the circle and remove paper from the back.
7. place the hand print right side down on the back of your circle piece. with your free-hand motion foot, sew around the hand print 2-3 times.
8. carefully cut the circle fabric from the inside of the handprint. trim the hand fabric on the back of the circle to insure as much fusible web is showing as possible.
voila! your completed hand print!
we added names on ours to make sure we could tell who's was who's. we then ironed them onto the quilt and blanket stitched around them.
i think with this extra one i made for the tutorial i might frame it for in my little boys room or make a throw pillow out of it!
oh the possibilities!
UPDATE * here's the post about the quilt and the inspiration behind it!
MORE pic's can be found HERE!