Friday, October 5, 2007

Falling for Quilts

I saw a thread on SCS last week about quilt cards, and I knew I had to make some. Both my mom and mother-in-law are quilters, so I wanted to make some for each of them. And with the beginning of fall and cooler weather, they are definitely appropriate for this time of the year. It was fun to put the patterns together, and I'm really happy with the result of these.

The first one uses my neglected Au Chocolat DSP. My card base is a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla folded in half. To create the quilt, I cut eight 1 1/4" squares from the various patterns of Au Chocolat and then cut each in half diagonally. The quilt is created on a 5 x 2 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla. Before I started adding the triangles, I covered the entire rectangular base with double-sided tape to make adhering the pieces a little easier. I then placed the triangles in an alternating pattern (i.e. one up, one down, etc.)to fill in the rectangle. I layered this piece on a 5 1/8 x 2 5/8" piece of Very Vanilla and then a 5 1/4 x 2 3/4" piece of Chocolate Chip. I added my twill tape, adhered it to my card base and then added the sentiment from Happy Harmony at the bottom.

Stamps: Happy Harmony
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Au Chocolat DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Twill Tape

My second quilt uses the Cutie Pie DSP in a log cabin style. I followed the basic directions in Nancy Riley's tutorial and just modified my dimensions a little bit for this particular card. I started with a 4" square piece for my quilt base. The center of the quilt is a 3/4" square, and then the strips are 1/4" wide. I used 9 strips to fill in each side. The finished quilt was then layered on a 4 1/8 by 5" piece of Rose Red. I finished off the card with white grosgrain and the "from me to you" sentiment from So Many Sayings. I think the Cutie Pie paper made such a fun pattern for this one.

Stamps: So Many Sayings
Cardstock: Rose Red, Whisper White, Cutie Pie DSP
Ink: Rose Red
Other: White Grosgrain

The third card also uses the log cabin style. This was actually the first quilt card I made, so I followed Nancy's dimensions with one exception - I started with a 4" square for my quilt base. This one uses the Apple Cider DSP and Warm Wishes from Hugs & Wishes (I thought very appropriate for a quilt card). I also stamped the medallion from True Friend in the center.

Stamps: Hugs & Wishes, True Friend
Cardstock: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Apple Cider DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Twill Tape

The first two of these cards meet the Limited Supplies Challenge for today - to use just patterened paper and a sentiment (any other cardstock and embellishments ok). I met a challenge and didn't even know it! Now I just need to find some time to finish the gift sets for the mothers.

Have a great weekend!


Nancy Riley said...

Carol, All three of these quilt cards are amazing! Love them all!

Melissa said...

Holy cow! These are awesome!

I got my blog candy in the mail today and have posted it on my blog. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Many Blessings,

Melissa said...

These are awesome! Thanks for the tip of where to get the tutorial! I looks so complicated, but it really isn't! Love that!

Michelle said...

OMG! These cards are amazing! They actually look like quilts! I love all 3!

Corie said...

WOW love all the quilt cards -- so gorgeous.