Do you ever go to the fabric departments at your local craft stores and see all of the beautiful fabrics. I do and think oh if I only have the the time to make a quilt. I love quilts, I have them everywhere in my house and in my RV. I have photos of them and home decor that incorporate them. So when Scrapbooking by Abby asked us to pick a holiday to celebrate of course my first thought was "Quilting Day". Did you know that quilting started by women just taking leftover pieces of fabrics, not carrying about color or coordination and just cutting and sewing those pieces together to form blankets to keep warm by.
Quilting Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sat of March and it began in 1991 by the National Quilting Association. This year it will be celebrated on March 19th so start looking in your local area and try to attend a quilt show, you would be surprised by the amazing quilts and other projects you will see.
Here is the project I made for Quilting Day. I started with a 12"X12" Black Frame, a piece of 12"x12" white card stock and 5 different pieces of the Cosmo Cricket Fat Free, Sugar Free, High in Fiber Collection; Cosmo Cricket is the sponsor for Scrapbookaholic by Abby today. I also used my In Stitches, paper piercer and needle with brown embroidery floss.
I began by paper piecing my quilt squares and gluing the paper pieces to my white cardstock.
I pierced around all of the pieces after they were all placed on the white card stock and then hand stitched them with one strain of the brown embroidery floss. You can use a sewing machine to achieve the same look but I feel with the block pieces being so small it was just as easy to do it by hand though it is quite tedious.
I went to an antique store and picked up antique bobbins, spools, needle container, etc. I also used a tag from 7 Gypsies along with some of the Tim Holtz metals and Making Memories buttons.
Again, if you would like to participate in the Scrapbookaholic by Abby go to her blog and follow these rules.RULES ARE:
*** Link your ORIGINAL post with project up to Mr. Linky
*** Mention that your project is for... Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenge #1
*** Deadline for this challenge will be Saturday March 26th
*** Project of your choice MUST be about March Fun Holidays
*** And most importantly, HAVE FUN!!
Make sure to check out all of the other DT's projects that will be posted on Scrapbookaholic by Abby, I am sure you will find lots of inspiration from the designers.
Cosmo Cricket Fat Free, Sugar Ree, High in Fiber Collection
Making Memories Buttons
Tim Holtz metals, pins, etc
7Gypsies TagsRemember Cosmo Cricket is Scrapbookaholic By Abby sponsor for this challenge.
What a gorgeous project!!!ReplyDelete
Amazing project. It is soo beautiful. It looks like a real cloth quilt. Well done.ReplyDelete
Absoutley beautiful project.... I love love it.ReplyDelete
It turned out just beautiful! Fabulous job and fabulous idea! beautiful!ReplyDelete
I love this! It is beautiful! Do you make quilts I want to learn!ReplyDelete
Beautiful project, love your choice of papers and all the stitching!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! The colors are to die for.ReplyDelete
Now that is freaking amazing!! I love it!!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeus!!! I love this project!!! All the details are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Love Karla U
S by Abby DT
LOVING the quilting project!ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful project!! I love it!ReplyDelete
Wow you spent so much time on this and I absolutely adore it. You really do know your craft and it truly is a work of art. :DReplyDelete
I tell ya I always love what you create!! TFS!!!ReplyDelete
Nice work. I love your blog.ReplyDelete
What a fabulous idea, looks gorgeous!!ReplyDelete
Great job Pam !! this artwork is made with full talent ! Thanks for sharing with us.ReplyDelete
Have a great Wednesday ;-)
Maria Elena ~ S by Abby DT
Pam -- this is a beautiful and positively charming display or creative art. I love quilts and this would be cherished by me, as are the quilts my mother made for us. Absolutely gorgeous1ReplyDelete
This is truly a beautiful project!!! I love it!ReplyDelete
WOW!!! How beautiful!!! I love quilts; there's something special about them!!! :) TFS!ReplyDelete
Pammejo!!!! Like I told you when i first saw it!!!! WOW!!!!! I love love love love it!!!!! all of it!!!!!!!ReplyDelete