Friday, December 9, 2022

Home Sweet Quilt Collection: Log Cabin and Flower Mini Quilts

 Spellbinders and Becca Feeken are launching a new collection called Home Sweet Quilt!  I was so excited to see this, as I quilted for many years before I became a cardmaker.  

One of the die sets is called Log Cabin and Flower Mini Quilts, and I have 3 cards using that set today.  I also used Becca's new Orange Peel Quilt embossing folder and some sentiments from  the Quilty Hugs clear stamp set, both of which are included in her collection.  For all of these designs, I started by cutting out the quilt motif, setting aside the small pieces, and applying clear packing tape to the back of the "bones" of the design.  Then I simply paper-pieced it in the colors of my choosing; the sticky tape holds everything together as I go.

supplies: white, Lipstick Red, and Audrey Blue cardstock, Flower Mini Quilt dies (includes sentiment)

I cut the quilt on the diagonal on a panel of white cardstock, then cut it again in red and aqua.  Then I simply pieced back the rest of the design into its outline, giving the effect of an inlaid design.  The Quilty Hugs sentiment is part of this die set.

Next I used more of the same pieces from my original cuttings and make another little mini quilt, but this time I ran it through the Orange Peel embossing folder for some dimension.  I did the same for the background panel, and then added the mini quilt, matching the "quilting", and added a stamped sentiment from Becca's Quilty Hugs.

supplies: white, Audrey Blue, and Lipstick Red cardstock, Flower Mini Quilt dies, Orange Peel embossing folder, and a sentiment from Quilty Hugs clear stamp set

And because I cut this design out of 3 different colors, I have another little quilt made up of the leftover pieces after doing the 2 above.  I placed it over an A2 panel, just to show you how different these blocks can look, depending on where you place the colors.  That's what makes quilting fun!

Next I switched to the Log Cabin design and used some small-scale printed papers to piece it, then embossed it in a little heart folder, and added another of the stamped sentiments.

supplies: white and Peacock cardstock, patterned papers from a retired MFT paper pad, Log Cabin Mini Quilt dies, sentiment from Quilty Hugs stamp set, my own heart embossing folder

For my last design, I made a paper Christmas Log Cabin quilt, measuring about 7" square.  

white cardstock, various Doodlebug Petite Prints in red and green, a snowflake die, Log Cabin Mini Quilt dies

This is simply 4 blocks of the log cabin, seamed together after piecing, and matted on red.  No sentiment on this, as it's meant as something to be displayed on a shelf, mantel, etc.   

I think that's enough for today!  Thanks for hanging in with me!  I'll be back again very soon with another set of quilt dies from this same collection!


Lisa Elton said...

Perfectly charming cards, Lin! Love the aqua and red combination!

kiwimeskreations said...

You certainly have made the most of these dies Lin, and have made a fabulous selection of cards. Love them all, especially the one with the orange peel embossing.

Dawn T said...

Looks like you had fun combining two crafty loves. All your cards are just beautiful.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oh my, you've been busy with the card quilting :) - especially love the one embossed with the orange peal, Lin!!