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tessaduck 12-14-2012 02:50 PM

DEC12VSNC ~ Friday, December 14 ~ 7 P.M. EST ~ Comfy, Cozy Quilts
 
Title: Comfy Cozy Quilts
Hostess: Brenda (tessaduck)
Keyword: DEC12VSNC
Day/Date: Friday, December 14th
Time: 7:00 pm EST

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Our Friendship is a Patchwork Quilt

Author Unknown

Our friendship is a patchwork quilt, a beautiful design,
Stitched with heart-made patterns, uniquely yours and mine.
It’s made of scraps of memory and joys of every hue,
Colorful together times, with laughter woven through.
Our friendship’s stuffed with kindness and filled to overflowing
With heartfelt understanding, warmly comforting and knowing.
Our friendship’s bound to last the years, for every cherished part
Is seamed with care and sewn with love... an heirloom work of heart.

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Quilting is a unique, practical, and absolutely accessible art form, with the benefits of collaboration, creation, resourcefulness, and, of course, comfort.

I’m a quilter as well as a paper crafter. I love the colors and feel of fabric. Finishing and giving a quilt feels amazing. For my own use, I especially value scrappy quilts, with pieces of fabric that have meaning-- kind of like a comfy, cozy scrapbook.

My challenge to you is to create a paper project that shows quilting. Try quilt-patterned designer paper, a quilt in an image, or use scraps to piece your own block.

Here's Jenna Barber's tutorial: quilted card

Here’s a great resource for quilt blocks:

Quilter’s Cache

My sample uses the traditional “Card Trick” block. Appropriate?

Here's my second sample , using quilt patch images.

View the gallery for this challenge here .

UPLOADING INSTRUCTIONS:

1. ALL VSN CREATIONS MUST BE UPLOADED BY 10:00 PM EST ON Monday December 17th.
2. You have 45 minutes to complete the challenge.
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword, DEC12VSNC, when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.

We have a special gallery for the Comfy and Cozy VSN. When you click on Member Galleries to access the drop-down list, either scroll to the very bottom of the list (or just hit the End key which will take you straight there), and upload to that gallery.

It is also highly recommended that you post a link to your creation in this chat thread to be sure your layout is seen. Thanks for playing along!!!

newstampinaddict 12-14-2012 03:02 PM

Time for some fun!!!

tessaduck 12-14-2012 03:04 PM

some fun
 
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Okay. How about a patchwork quilt serged from old outdoor school sweatshirts?

LuvLee 12-14-2012 03:10 PM

http://www.moppo.net/mextra/anims/quilts/quilttxt1.gif

Yes I found a quilt smilie!!

tessaduck 12-14-2012 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by LuvLee (Post 19885387)

Ooooo- too cute! Applique letters, whipstitch joinings, brilliant colors.

newstampinaddict 12-14-2012 03:16 PM

Here is my quilty card sample

VSN quilt by newstampinaddict - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

tessaduck 12-14-2012 03:18 PM

some more fun
 
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Here's a quilt top I pieced last spring. The first graders in Shari's class drew their garden designs on a 7" block. Shari and I picked out the fabrics and I sewed the quilt top together with sashing and borders. Shari set up the quilt sandwich (quilt top, bat, backing) at school and helped each child tie off their own blocks. I did the binding. She'll raffle it off, when they're fifth graders, to help pay for their resident outdoor school.

This one is the fourth quilt top I've done for her class.

tessaduck 12-14-2012 03:22 PM

Alison! It's beautiful! Love, love, love cathedral windows, but haven't the patience to do one. There's a card in the galleries not too long ago that simulated cathedral windows, using circle punches... Gonna go hunting for it. I popped it into my faves, like fast.

LuvLee 12-14-2012 03:24 PM

Gorgeous!!! I'd love to learn how to quilt!!

tessaduck 12-14-2012 03:25 PM

Here 'tis:

CCC12 Nov - Patchwork Circles by ceedee - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

pattyb 12-14-2012 03:26 PM

Here's mine, I hope it counts VSN Quilts

KelliJo 12-14-2012 03:28 PM

Here is mine!!! :)

Quilt for a Friend~KelliJo by KelliJo - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

tessaduck 12-14-2012 03:30 PM

still more fun
 
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Last summer, Jodi (li'l energizer bunny) orchestrated a quilt-a-thon with folks from our church. She did most of the work-- almost all of the actual quilting. We shared the piecing. A couple of other friends lent a hand, too. Together, we made 20 crib quilts and 7 fleece throws for our high school's nursery. Here's Jodi and me with a little less than half of the quilts.

tessaduck 12-14-2012 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by pattyb (Post 19885416)
Here's mine, I hope it counts VSN Quilts

Of course it counts! Applique hearts!

newstampinaddict 12-14-2012 03:32 PM

wow... always wanted to quilt... not patient enough.

tessaduck 12-14-2012 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by KelliJo (Post 19885419)

I just noticed your gingham border. Too much fun, KJ! Love it.

tessaduck 12-14-2012 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by newstampinaddict (Post 19885432)
wow... always wanted to quilt... not patient enough.

Phooey. I finished that serged sweatshirt throw in an afternoon. I can do a rag throw from old jeans, in an afternoon, too-- Both are great starting points. Most of the time, for my regular quilts, I just do the piecing and hand it over to a friend who does the machine quilting (her home business) and I'll bind 'em off. Jodi ties off her quilts, just tacking the layers together.

tessaduck 12-14-2012 03:41 PM

last quilt pic...
 
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Here's my nephew's four with the quilts I'd made for them.

Greywolf 12-14-2012 03:43 PM

Oooh, I love making quilt themed cards! But I probably won't make one until Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, I'll enjoy looking in the gallery at what others are making.

Greywolf 12-14-2012 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by tessaduck (Post 19885409)
Alison! It's beautiful! Love, love, love cathedral windows, but haven't the patience to do one. There's a card in the galleries not too long ago that simulated cathedral windows, using circle punches... Gonna go hunting for it. I popped it into my faves, like fast.

I made one a long time ago, but it was very difficult getting the circles and folds to come out even. Not sure if I ever took a photo of it. I'll look.

Greywolf 12-14-2012 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by tessaduck (Post 19885414)

Ceedee's looks great, much neater than mine did.

tessaduck 12-14-2012 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Greywolf (Post 19885460)
Ceedee's looks great, much neater than mine did.

Did you notice that she covered up the corners with pearls? That's how you hide the boo-boo's-- applique and buttons irl, bling on cards!

Jeanne S 12-14-2012 03:52 PM

Here's mine:

DEC12VSNC True Love by Jeanne S - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

tessaduck 12-14-2012 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Jeanne S (Post 19885467)

LOVE it! It's everything a great patchwork quilt should be.

Greywolf 12-14-2012 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by tessaduck (Post 19885465)
Did you notice that she covered up the corners with pearls? That's how you hide the boo-boo's-- applique and buttons irl, bling on cards!

Yeah, I noticed that. There are no errors, only opportunities for artistic expression. :D

tessaduck 12-14-2012 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Greywolf (Post 19885473)
Yeah, I noticed that. There are no errors, only opportunities for artistic expression. :D

Done is better than perfect. I don't much care if my mistakes show on my quilts. That just proves it's hand made. Hardly anyone else notices, anyway-- or at least they're too polite to point 'em out!

ohmypaper! 12-14-2012 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by tessaduck (Post 19885446)
Here's my nephew's four with the quilts I'd made for them.

Awww! So wonderful to have a quilter in the family!!! I actually tried ....but i took on too big a project and then my boy came along! My MIL quilts though and we have a couple she has made! They are beautiful!

JBgreendawn 12-14-2012 04:44 PM

Here is mine... I almost always do an pre-colored image for time limit challenges if I have one and I went into this VSN wanting to make everything Christmas themed... so I added a Christmas sentiment to the card too. ( not sure really fits but, I also kinda like it.) I think I want to try the paper weaving type quilt tops later ( maybe sunday afternoon) Thanks for this challenge Brenda!

DEC12VSNC Quilted Love by JBgreendawn - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

tessaduck 12-14-2012 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by JBgreendawn (Post 19885577)
Here is mine... I almost always do an pre-colored image for time limit challenges if I have one and I went into this VSN wanting to make everything Christmas themed... so I added a Christmas sentiment to the card too. ( not sure really fits but, I also kinda like it.) I think I want to try the paper weaving type quilt tops later ( maybe sunday afternoon) Thanks for this challenge Brenda!

DEC12VSNC Quilted Love by JBgreendawn - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Your sentiment, about season of love, is absolutely perfect for quilts. To receive a handmade quilt as a gift is to know that you're loved and wrapped in warmth.

theelopers 12-14-2012 06:36 PM

Here's my Comfy Quilting card.

UnderstandBlue 12-15-2012 09:11 AM

Sewing machines give me the hives, but I pulled it off! :) I cheated a little :)

DEC12VSNC Quilted Tealight Snowman by UnderstandBlue - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

tessaduck 12-15-2012 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by UnderstandBlue (Post 19887077)
Sewing machines give me the hives, but I pulled it off! :) I cheated a little :)

DEC12VSNC Quilted Tealight Snowman by UnderstandBlue - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

SO cute and clever! I favorited geobeck's gift combo, too. LOVE 3D projects and gift sets like that. Call me naive, but where's the cheat? The embossing on the hat simulates quilting the three layers (top, batting, back) of a quilt. Maybe you innocently (?!) stumbled on yet another way to show quilting on paper.

tessaduck 12-15-2012 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by theelopers (Post 19885872)
Here's my Comfy Quilting card.

Well worth the wait! Lovely, lovely ribbon card.

berlycece 12-15-2012 10:54 AM

combined with a recent color challenge...

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2300033?&cat=21534

Cook22 12-15-2012 11:15 AM

Dec12 VSN Rose Block

I dream of having enough time to make a real patchwork quilt some time! I've even got some lovely silk saved towards it...but this is much quicker!

tessaduck 12-15-2012 11:18 AM

Love your rose block. It looks a lot like the Dresden Plates...

tessaduck 12-15-2012 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by berlycece (Post 19887249)

NOTHIN' feels more comfy/cozy than a fine flannel quilt! Love the plaid patchwork.

muzbysmom 12-15-2012 11:20 AM

For my card I used a DP with a quilted pattern

DEC12VSNC LL's Quilted Bear by muzbysmom - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

tessaduck 12-15-2012 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by muzbysmom (Post 19887318)

Patchwork dp AND applique/yo-yo bear! Clever and cute.

TrishG 12-15-2012 12:23 PM

YIPPEE! It's VSN time!

Thanks for a fun challenge. I'll be interested to see the gallery!

Here's my QUILT card...
Quilt for VSNC by TrishG - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers


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