Saturday, December 16, 2017

Quilt Card

Good morning, friends & daughters & my dear husband, Jay who still loves me after all the money I've spent to continue this crazy hobby of mine. This is the first of many Quilt cards I'm sure I will be making. They are an addiction in themselves but so much fun & although they look quite difficult they are pretty simple to make. I added a button to the middle before I sent this one off to my good friend Ruth Ann for a late birthday. 

I’ve always loved & admired my daughter, Bridgette’s beautiful quilt projects so when I saw a quilt die that could be used to cut paper I popped it into my “cart” & sat twiddling my fingers until it got here ... Once I had it in my hot little hands, I started figuring out how I wanted to use it. It's a great little die & could be used many ways. I wanted to make some cards for my daughters & my very good friend Ruth Ann who is also an amazing quilter.

Here's a sample of how I "made my quilt"...

I started by choosing 3 or 4 solids & print patterned paper, placed the die on top of each paper & once I had them all cut out by just one pass thru the die cutting machine.  I chose the color over lay I wanted to use & started designing my quilt. It's SOOOO much fun & brought great joy to me.
I was trying to figure out how to glue all those tiny pieces inside my quilt square when I remembered watching Pam Sparks tutorial on using the Score-Tape. She is AMAZING... I cut a 4 x 4 inch piece of white card stock, placed it on my desk then put any color of the quilt block on top of that. Then begin inserting my tiny quilt pieces into the design using colors I liked best. Once I could see what I liked or wanted to change it was easy to pop any of the pieces out & rearrange them since they weren't glued down yet.  


Choose any color you want.
The finished card
Now that I have the pattern, colors & design to my liking I take a new 4x4 square of white paper (or any color you want) lay it down & use Scor-Tape to cover the whole white square so it's all sticky. I used 2 strips of 2" Scor-Tape and gently place a 4x4 paper quilt die-cut onto the sticky paper & you have your "puzzle layout" .... Use a Bone Folder to press it smoothly avoiding the sticky areas.  
Now you're ready to finish your design. 

Sorry this was a little picture heavy but it's been a long time since I've posted & I have a lot to relearn 
Thanks for staying with me this long. I appreciate each & everyone of my viewers. 
Hugs, Janie


4 comments:

  1. Wow Janie, what a beautiful creation you made! Anyone who receives your card will be amazed at how much love you put into your card design, thanks for sharing your process. Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks Shirley, these are lots of fun to make although the first one was a little time consuming.... But my friend Ruth Ann is an avid quilter & she appreciated the love that went into creating it for her... Thank you for your comment, I really appreciate it. Been a long time since I’ve posted on here.

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  2. Beautiful card Janie. Love the colors and papers. Love the sentiment too. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and the start of a Happy New Year.

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  3. Thanks for a very interesting blog. What else may I get that kind of info written in such a perfect approach? I’ve a undertaking that I am simply now operating on, and I have been at the look out for such info. card machine

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