Monday, March 21, 2011

Easy Quilting!

I really admire people who quilt.  I remember my Granny Dalton sitting around a large frame with several other ladies stitching the quilts by hand.  That was before days of fancy machines that do the work for us.  At any rate, it's still an art even if not as much is done by hand.  I like to admire them, but I've never tried to make one.  I'll stick to the paper kind like this card.  The Springtime Vintage paper in the Occasions Mini is perfect for "quilt-like" cards.  I'm really going to miss it when the mini goes away at the end of April.

I started out with a 5x3-3/4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  Next, I used my 1-1/4" square punch to make my quilt squares.  I have trouble going with the flow (so true in many ways), so I punched out 3 each of 4 different patterns and used a repeating pattern to lay them out.  I glued them to the card stock, let it dry and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.

What do you think about that cute little bow?  I had seen bows like it several places and wondered how they were making those perfect little bows.  I found out that they were using a Magic Bow Maker sold by Lee Conrey, so I purchased one.  It works like a charm and the price is great - $15 and includes Priority Mail shipping. 

Here's everything I used:

Perfect Punches

Rose Red
     5-1/2x8-1/2 Card Base
     Scrap for Decorative Label Punch
Always Artichoke
     5-1/8x3-7/8 Large Layer
     Scrap for Wide Oval Punch
Very Vanilla
     5x3-3/4 Base for Quilt
     Scrap for Greeting
Springtime Vintage DSP
     Scraps for 12, 1-1/4" Squares

Chocolate Chip Stamp Pad

1-1/4" Square Punch
Wide Oval Punch
Decorative Label Punch
Trio Flower Punch (Retired)
Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder
Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon
Magic Bow Maker
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week!


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  1. I just love your card! The colors are so pretty, you've inspired me to make one! I'm your newest follower!

  2. Very pretty card....I wonder how you made that "petite" now I know....
    Your Granny Dalton would be very proud of you~!!!! (she always was)

  3. Bow maker? Didn't even know there was such a thing! Your quilted card is so cute. I remember Granny quilting. And including Papa's initials along with hers on some of our quilts. I still miss her! Think I always will.

  4. This is so pretty!!! I love the quilt look with the embossed background!!! I may have to case it!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!