Saturday, February 15, 2014

Cozy Quilt

I found a challenge today that is right up my alley: Curtain Call's Cozy Quilt!  As a former quilter, I am always thrilled to be able to combine my love of quilting with that of card making.  Here's the luscious inspiration picture:


I started playing immediately and came up with 2 cards today.


This one uses papers from various October Afternoon pads, cut into 1" strips, and then pieced together to form this pattern.  One of the reasons I enjoyed quilting so much was putting together fabrics that looked well together, and the same holds true for this medium as well!  I started with the little floral piece, and pulled papers that went with it  This tiny sentiment from an old Hero Arts SparkleClear set is perfect, and I added some of my favorite stamped flowers, centered with a glittery heart sticker to go along with the sentiment, and some die-cut leaves.  After piecing my little quilt and before attaching it to my card base and adding the embellishments, I ran it through a Darice embossing folder called Simple Interlock to give it that dimpled look that quilting gives.  

My next card was much simpler, utilizing a designer paper from Jillibean Soup.  I found cardstock to frame it up and then embossed the whole thing with a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Houndstooth.  Again, the sentiment is Hero Arts and seems appropriate for a quilt card.  Those little stars are stickers from an Oh Deer Me Kit that I won from Jennifer McGuire's blog last year.  


If you are a quilt lover in any way, don't miss the beautiful sample cards that the design team made for this challenge!  We have 10 days for this challenge, and I know I'll be playing again!

22 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Oh, YES, Lin! I immediately thought of YOU when I saw this cue for Curtain Call! Right up your alley, indeed! I couldn't wait to see what you would make...and I have a feeling these two cards are just the beginning! (I hope, I do LOVE your quilted cards!) Both of your cards today are stunning...warm, cozy, beautiful combined patterns...you are so gifted when it comes to quilts AND cards!

Betty said...

love your quilt cards Lin - wonderful colors - was never a quilter but have always loved them and have a little collection of vintage quilts that i use for decorating.

Barb said...

I love when you create quilting cards! They are so perfect! The colors, patterns and designs on these two are fabulous, Lin!

adele holcomb said...

These are so warm and cozy looking -- love your quilt cards!

Stacey Schafer said...

These are AMAZING, Lin! Adore the embossed patterns! So glad you could play along with the Cozy Quilt challenge at the Curtain Call!

LaVon HALL said...

Oh Lin, these are so pretty and a perfect expression of your interests. The embossing is such a great technique. I am loving your mini quilts here!

Loly Borda said...

Both are fabulous Lin! Such a wonderful choice of papers! TFS

Michelle said...

Lin, these are both outstanding!!! After the first masterpiece...how did you come up with a second work of art?!!!

Nancy said...

Both cards are just beautiful, Lin! I love the colors you put together.

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Lin both of these cards are so gorgeous and so perfect for this challenge. I am in love with your creativity using such perfect papers and embossing folders! Thank you so much for joining us at the Curtain Call!

Dawn T said...

both of these are just stunning Lin. I made a quilt card today, so thanks to this post, I can add it to the Curtain Call challenge. Must say mine isn't nearly as nice as yours!

Barb Ghig said...

Both cards are just beautiful, Lin! I love the quilted look...it's like a warm hug on a card :-)

Unknown said...

Your first card idea is going to help me use up lots of scraps in my oddments box. The birthdays in our house all fall in the same week (next week!!) & so I send a whole pile of thank you cards from all of us. Having seen your blog today this year's cards will be a quilt / patchwork theme made from my off cuts. Thank you

Dotty Jo said...

Totally wonderful cards! Jo x

Barb Ghig said...

I really love your quilting cards, Lin! Your techniques have such a lovely impact on the cards, and of course your designs are just beautiful!

jintyoo7 said...

This challenge should be dedicated to you, Lin :)

Fabulous cards, with gorgeous patterns and texture!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

What a perfect challenge for you Lin - both these beautiful cards are so YOU to me - Love your cards and love it when I can tell the designer from "miles away"!!!
Have a great sunday, hugs!

Sharon Underwood said...

Your cards are beautiful! I particularly like the first one, probably because I love flowers. Great job!!!

~amy~ said...

WOW, lovin' both of your cards, super PRETTY!
Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call-Cozy Quilt!

Stella said...

Love your quilted card; a perfect mix and match and it looks fgorgeous. Great idea to emboss the whole card. The houndstooth patternis a wonderful touch!

Sherri Scrapper said...

Lovely cards! I really love the houndstooth embossed look. It looks very auntentic. :)

Nandini said...

Both the cards are just beautiful!