June 22, 2019

FIREWORKS QUILT

Every once in awhile I get a hankering to make a quilted card. I decided to give in to my hankering yesterday.

Not having seen one on social media lately, I did a search for "quilted cards" on Pinterest. I was surprised and delighted to discover what came up: Quilted Cards The very first card that came up in my search was one of my own. Love You Quilt. So exciting to discover! I noticed that it was also in the second row of cards for this search. Anyway, this was quite an honor.

Browsing through the cards, I discovered a few that were created using a die from PTI. This is a link to the die. I hadn't looked for this die until now, and seeing how reasonable it is, I should have just opted to purchase it, instead of going through the agony I did to figure mine out without using a die.

Anyway, after a few trials and errors, 
I finally came up with something that is pretty cool:


I'd used the two smallest square dies from the Stitched Shapes Dies (page 196 of the new Annual Catalog), thinking it would be extra cool that my little quilt pieces would actually have "stitches". However, since I had to cut each of these squares into triangles, not all my edges have the stitching. Oh well.


The Designer Series Paper prints I ended up choosing for my little quilt 
were meant to represent fireworks for the Fourth of July.


Wishing I had paid more attention to math in school, I think that would have helped me figure out the layout for my quilt considerably. But, not having been all that attentive, I just fudged it. While not perfect, with several tries, this one turned out -- shall we say?? -- not too bad.


Adding a gigantic red button with thick white Baker's Twine 
criss-crossed at the center 
adds a bit to the Americana look of a quilted piece.


Have you ever made a quilted card? Did you have a pattern and/or a tutorial on how to do it, or did you just work at figuring it out on your own? While it's frustrating and a waste of paper, I found it sort of fun to figure it out on my own. And, even though it's not perfect, I DID IT!!

Fireworks
Smiles.

16 comments:

  1. I've made a few quilted cards. I had to figure it out on my own, and the results were amazing, if I don't say so myself! They were time consuming, and they kept me busy and off the streets for a significant amount of time. I should make some more of those, since boredom has been creeping into my summer.

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    1. Yay! Get those paper quilt pieces out and banish the boredom!

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  2. So cute! I've never made one! Thanks for sharing!
    Cottage Blessings,
    Rebecca

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    1. Paper quilts can be a challenge -- especially if you don't have something specific to go on. But, great fun! Give it a try sometime! I'm glad you like mine. Thanks!

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  3. This looks like a lot of fun!! Your fabrics are wonderful. Definitely made me think of fireworks. Love your little easel.

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you, Soma! However, the quilt is made up of paper pieces, not fabric. I would love to be a fabric quilter, but no such luck. I'm strictly a paper girl.

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  4. Cute paper card! Love how it looks like a quilt ;)

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  5. I love this card! I am a huge fan of quilts, so I love that you used an alternative method to create one! I picked this as one of my features at this week's Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party :)

    Alexandra
    https://eyeloveknots.com/2019/06/snickerdoodle-create-bake-make-link-party-290.html

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  6. Linda, this is so cute! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party: http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/make-it-pretty-monday-week-298/ Hope to see you at the bash! Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn! I am so glad you like my fireworks quilt!

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  7. I love the button! Perfect embellishment

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