I have been quilting lately. Shown below are my four most recent quilts. Aren't they adorable?
I know I had you fooled. You REALLY thought I had taken up quilting -- like with fabric and thread -- didn't you?
These cozy little Christmas quilts are made from paper!
They are the end result when you take advantage of what I consider the star of the Creativity Delivered 2017 Holiday Catalog, which goes live to the public on September 1. The Suite I am referring to is Quilted Christmas, which can be found on pages 4 and 5 in the Holiday Catalog.
I realize that later on in the catalog, you can become smitten with mittens. But, I am tragically smitten with this quilted suite.
The Quilt Builder Framelits Dies on page 5 include 15 dies. But the one I am most in love with is the second from the right, the square with a quilt pattern in the center. And then do you see the darling Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper stack at the bottom of that same page?
Using 3" squares of four of the different designs in the paper stack, plus, four 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" squares of Garden Green cardstock, with a 3 1/4" square of scrap cardstock for the back of the quilt piece, yields these four completed quilts! The die I referred to in the previous paragraph is the magic behind these little quilts.
I didn't notice until I had crafted several quilts that you can actually make four quilts using the same set of cut papers. I guess I'm a slow learner. But, by simply switching up the various pieces among the four quilts, you end up with four quite different-looking quilts, as can be seen in the four photos below.
The perfect sections created with the die and the cardstock makes it so so simple to put together a quilt, and have it look perfect every single time.
Before I begin adding the quilt pieces to the diecut frame, I glue a 3 1/4" square of scrap cardstock to the backside to form a base into which you glue the quilt pieces.
I was going to leave the quilts as is, solely made of paper. After looking at them this way for a day, I decided to add the tiny buttons I'd had in my stash to the center of each one. Of course, it makes it more of a challenge for mailing, but I like the nice touch it adds.
Looking at the papers close-up, don't they look like actual quilting FABRIC? I am so impressed. And so in love.
By adding a Real Red mat and mounting it to a Whisper White card base, you end up with a precious 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card -- with very little effort. It's a chance to let your tools do most of the work for you!
And, at 4 1/4" square, the cards fit inside a traditional A2 envelope. Unless, of course, you want to make an envelope to fit it perfectly, then grab some paper and your Envelope Punch Board!
My girls will be making one of these cards at my September Stamp-In. You're welcome to come!
Them are Absolutely GorgeousReplyDelete
Oh my goodness! These are spectacular Linda! Really beautiful.ReplyDelete
Lovely, lovely, lovely - great design and so pretty.ReplyDelete
That is beautiful! What great gift ideas for friends. :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful and you had me completely fooled. How perfect for someone like me who would love to make a quilt but doesn't know how or have that kind of time.....Thanks for sharing this great idea. I love it.ReplyDelete
Very nice! Thank you Linda for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.ReplyDelete
That'a a gorgeous idea. I have a few sewing friends who would love these come Christmas time. #handmadeMondayReplyDelete
These are lovely Linda and really getting me into the Christmas spirit! Thanks for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty, I've pinned and shared.ReplyDelete
I'm so not ready to think about the holidays, but your card is beautiful! I'm barely ready to celebrate with pumpkins in my house - lol (I hold tight until the kids are all in school, which is tomorrow).ReplyDelete
Love your creativity - look forward to seeing you at this week's reader tip tuesday: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/09/05/reader-tip-tuesday-weeks-craft-recipe-party-2/
They did look like actual quilt pieces! So very pretty! How long does it take you to make one of these cards? Thank you for sharing them with us at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.ReplyDelete
The time comes in the die cutting. Once you have that done -- a base and four prints -- it takes only a couple minutes to actually put the quilt together. If you cut four bases (my green portion) and four prints, you can get four different quilt cards. Fun and easy!ReplyDelete
These cards are very pretty and so much fun! Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkPartyReplyDelete