Thursday, April 10, 2014

Make it Monday #159: No Sew Quilted Cards

So this week's Make it Monday challenge is to create a card and impress a quilted pattern on it using an impression or cover plate. This card is my second attempt. I'd originally gone with a series of cut circles. I'd had visions of a quilt my grandmother had made using circles - you'd cut out a circle and run a stitch around the edge and pull the threads creating a little puff - I think I've seen them called Yo-Yo quilts. But hers was a little different. (The gathered part was inside. There was a backing on the reverse side of the quilt.) And so beautiful.  I wish it was still around to show you. My mom had told me she remembered my grandmother making that quilt - she'd be out playing in the yard and my grandmother was sitting nearby sewing the circles. :-) It was a sweet little memory she had of her mom.
I digress. No surprise right?
Regardless, my attempt was not successful. I think the circles were too small and I chose a cover plate that was to busy for it. I may try again :-)
So I regrouped and still went with a small measure - but this time squares - and a much less busy cover plate - the new Deco Cover Plate. I had a lot of scraps from an old Basic Grey paper pack and I was off and running. The sentiment is from Keep it Simple: Thank You. I was going to stamp the sentiment right on a piece of Lemon Tart card stock but the color was a little too bright. So I opted to stamp on a piece of vellum and adhered that to the card stock which was just right (thank you Goldilocks). Throw in a button and some Lawn Fawn twine that has a bit of gold in it - and I'm very pleased with my results.
Okay. Off to have lunch with one of my favorite people in the world - my aunt. Thanks for stopping by.


Kathryn A said...

I love the soft colours, and what a great idea to use the Deco Coverplate! It makes a great frame.

Bajalizzy said...

I love this card - great colours and patterns - and I like that you tried a smaller cut-out size - really gives the quilt effect even more.

Anonymous said...

Those are such soothing colors for jangled nerves-
VERY comfy looking, I like your choices as well as your design.
Sandy in Epping

Patti said...

Oh I do hope you try the Yo Yo quilt again!! I remember those kinds of quilts well.

Your card turned out just lovely! I love the colors you selected )


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Marybeth said...

What a nice memory of your grandmother. My mother gave me all the circles to make one but I just never got around to it.
Love your quilted card. Hope you are doing well,sorry I am so very late in commenting,this one got by me.

Jean said...

Hi! so fun to once again be in touch! all love and I adore that card! xox jean