Tuesday, January 22, 2019

SHOPPING OUR STASH #387 - Inspired by Quilting

Good morning crafty peeps and welcome!
Did any of you get to see the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' last night?
The lunar eclipse was pretty awesome to see.
I actually stayed up and tried to take pictures, but
all my pics came out blurry, as the high winds kept me from being steady
with my camera. (Plus it was -1 outside, so I wasn't out long.)
Oh well, it still was gorgeous to see!

This week at SHOPPING OUR STASH, Mimi is your hostess with the mostess,
and she picked the theme quilts as your inspiration!
Here's my take on the challenge:

and the inside:

I used a much neglected quilt die and cut from four different patterned papers and four
times in white card stock. After gluing the white frames to the card bases, I arranged my
designs and glued. all. of. those. pieces. back. in. place.

Then, since I still had the frames from the DP and white bits, I pieced
four more cards! 

On two of these cards, I first arranged the bits on some scrap paper and spritzed
them with a couple colors of Glimmer Mists, to break up some of the whiteness.
After I assembled these, I felt they still needed something, so I broke out a
butterfly punch and, using another scrap of paper from the collection, 
added some butterflies. Much better!

That's 8 cards! All painstakingly paper pieced! Gah!
I don't think I'll be attempting that again any time soon.
My eyes still haven't refocused yet. LOL!

So now it's your turn to create something inspired by a quilt, and link up
at Shopping Our Stash! We'd love to see your take on the challenge.
Need more ideas? Simply check out what the other DT ladies 
have created to awe and inspire you!
Thanks for visiting. Stay warm!

I'd like to enter this at:

Stamps: MFT - Let's Get Cozy; Paper Issues - Ahh Real Birthday and Oh Hell No sentiments;
Taylored Expressions - In & Out Birthday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves; Ranger DI - Worn Lipstick
DP: Pebbles - Garden Party
CS: Neenah; TE; Bazzill; Darice
Accessories: GC; MFT - Diagonal Quilt Square cover plate; Avery Elle - Double Pierced rectangle die; MISTI; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists - Cherub Pink & Sun Light; Martha Stewart- butterfly punch
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Ranger - multi medium matte; Sakura - Quickie Glue pen


  1. Gorgeous Quilt cards, I saved my white pieces too, I just wondered how white would look in them but the butterflies look great.

  2. Oh my gosh!! you got a bunch of gorgeous quilt cards with your awesome die, love the choices of pattern papers and the way you combined them on your panels.
    Beautiful cards Chris.

  3. Awesome cards Chris. My eyes would still be out of focus too after all the work you put into these cards. Nice little stash now.
    PS Lovely to see you over at JUGS again.

  4. These are just beautiful. Everything is so cohesive and beautifully crafted!

  5. OMG I love these! I am actually a little jealous you got to make these (looks like such a fun little puzzle)-- but I believe you when you say your eyes haven't refocused! Wonderful cars. AND terrific job on the reverse cards with the butterflies!

  6. WOW you've been a busy quilting crafter!
    Love em!

  7. Lovely use of your pastel papers -- nice way to get a lot of cards from 1 too. Thanks for joining in at JUGS

  8. WOW! These are all fabulous Chris! An exceptional job using the leftover pieces too! Thrilled to have you linked up with us at Just Us Girls and Seize the Birthday! I really appreciate it! HUGS too!


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