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!!