Obviously, before I started stamping, I used to quilt. When I saw this week’s challenge, I immediately thought of making a paper quilt. I used the new ODBD Christmas paper and selected some coordinating papers (much like a quilter does), cut 1.5-inch squares, and started piecing my “quilt.” After arranging the colors, I put a little bit of tape in the center of each square and flipped them over in order. I used the solid card stock for my “binding” (and drew a pencil line to begin aligning the pieces), and arranged them on the paper. I stitched them on my sewing machine (which really misses me…LOL!). For the focal image, I used the poinsettia (and matching die) from the new set Poinsettia Wreath. It was fun to make, and a quilt reminds me of how God takes the bits and pieces of our lives and makes something beautiful! And since this doesn’t have a sentiment, I decided to add a warm Christmas sentiment “underneath” it inside (much like a quilt warms you when you get under it).
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Mon, Nov 25, 2013 @ 8:46 PM
Cheryl, this one is a beauty. Your cards just get better and better each week. And I really love how you got out your machine for the quilting. Pretty prints for your squares too. I just love everything about this!!
I would love to see some of your quilts! You have such an eye for color and patterns that I am sure they are beautiful - just like this card. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving; I am so thankful that I have gotten to know you from ODBD! You always have the kindest words for everyone.
Registered: April 16, 2010 Location: Southwestern Arizona Posts: 604
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 4:22 PM
Cheryl, this should be your flagship holiday card. . .it is so YOU, with the quilt and the beautifully precise stitching!! Amazing!! May you have a blessed Thanksgiving rejoicing in the One from whom ALL blessings flow!
------------------------------ Jan Marie Ennenga (Craft Hoarders Anonymous Design Team) Recreations4Him
For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised. Ps 96:4