Friday, June 29, 2012

Quilting toward the 4th

Hi Stampers!
Handstamped sentiments  (#123) has a challenge this week that works perfectly with a card I wanted to make so I'll send this over to them after I post it here.  It is inspired by the season (if you can call the 4th of July a season) (and yes, I do, actually) and it kind of goes back to my pillow post.  I haven't actually made said pillows as of yet, but I did tear some ideas out of a magazine.  Maybe next year I'll get to making pillows.
The Challenge is inspired by quilting so I pieced together a sort of star using 1" squares (and triangles cut from same squares) to make a traditional pattern.  The hardest thing about assembling a card like this, and I've noticed this in the past as well, is getting it all square so here is a little tip.  Use your grid paper.  You know the grid paper (#102787) you use as scratch paper to stamp on?  I put my snail on that and laid my squares down on that then trimmed the edges away, voila!  I used the new Midnight Muse card stock with Real Red and Whisper White cardstock.  The buttons are from the Sweet buttons embosslit, and the only stamping is with, wait for it, Teeny Tiny wishes. Can you believe it?  I think it's been a week since I pulled out this old trusty stamp set!  Some dimensionals add depth and there you go.  Happy 4th.
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  1. Very Cute quilt pattern- Love the star!!!
    Perfect color combo for the Season!!! Great layers and love the accented buttons!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

  2. This is very neat! I love it...and the colors are perfect for 4th of July too:-) Thanks for playing at HSS!

  3. I love how you mimicked a quilt pattern, and how fun to incorporate our nation's colors. Fantastic! So happy you joined us this week at HSS.

  4. Cool take on the "nine block" with paper. You're amazing and I am so glad to see you blogging. I am going to miss you in our swap group. Thanks for playing along in the quilt challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Ebeth

  5. Love the pattern you created. It's perfect for the 4th! Very creative. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  6. Hey, Stampinator! I love your paper piecing technique, it goes so well with the quilting challenge. And you can't go wrong with the red, white and blue combo this week :) Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika