My mother started quilting when she retired 10 years ago. She began making baby quilts, and sold a few here and there. She combines machine embroidery with her quilting. Far from a traditionalist, Mom has found her niche in more modern, free-style quilting. These are a far cry from the familiar patchwork quilts we grew up with. Mom has carried on the tradition of making quilts for her grandchildren. All three have beautiful, personalized quilts crafted from love. Though they aren’t made from clothing scraps, the fabrics and patterns reflect the personalities of each grandchild.
I’ve even tried my hand at quilting and have taken home blue ribbons from the county fair for my small lap quilts and wall hangings. I love designing them and piecing them together, but I hate finishing them! I have several hanging about in a closet, just waiting for me to have the patience to bind them. That’s the main reason I love papercrafting; I can start something and finish it in a short amount of time!
Needless to say, when I saw the Christmas Quilt bundle (available starting September 1st), I knew it was going to be at the top of my list. Last night was the 1st chance I’d gotten to play with it, and it did not disappoint. There are so many possibilities and patterns. There’s a whole Christmas Quilt Suite, with a 6″x 6″ stack of Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper, and a Quilt Top embossing folder. If only quilting the top of a quilt were that quick and easy!
I know I’m going to be using this bundle throughout the holiday season. Find out more about this entire suite, by watching this video. Then, contact me, to get yours.
Base: Whisper White Thick Card Stock, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
Layer 1: Basic Black. 5 1/8” x 3 7/8″
Layer 2: Garden Green, 5″ x 3 ¾”
Layer 3: Whisper White, 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″, embossed with Quilt Top embossing folder
Layer 4: Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper, 2″ x 4 3/4, punched with Triple Banner Punch
Layer 5; Basic Black, 3 1/8″ square
Layer 6: Garden Green, 3″ square, embossed with Quilt Top embossing folder
Layer 7: Whisper White Cardstock
- I followed the very same directions on making the quilted star you saw in the video above. First, stamp outline in Garden Green on Layer 7. Then, stamp the polka dot pattern in Lemon Lime Twist, and the stripe pattern in Pool Party. Cut out with the star framelit, and add the stitching with the stitching framelit. Adhere to Layer 6 with a dimensional.
- The rest of the layers are just layered on top of each other.
- Add Clear Faceted gem to center.