Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Quilted Greeting Cards...

I'm in an online group called "The Twelve of Us".  Every six weeks or so, one of us picks a project we'd like everyone to try.  Each member executes the project in their own way and mails it to another.  To date we've had the following challenges (what I made is on the left and what I received is on the right):

Challenge #1 - Purse/Tote with Yoyos
Challenge #2 - Quilted and Embellished Sketchbook
Challenge #3 - Crazy Quilt Art Quilt
Challenge #4 - Wool or Wool Felt Project
Challenge #5 - Nancy Halvorsen Christmas
And the latest challenge was to make 6 Quilted Greeting Cards.  I had never done this before but found it was actually very easy and quite fun.  Although by the time I was done, I had little scraps of fabric everywhere!  Here are the cards I sent to Amanda.  She likes Greyhounds, nature and gardening, so I tried to make my cards to match her interests.


This last one was actually based on a tutorial I found online here.  It was the first one I attempted, so I could get a feel for how to do it.  It would be so easy to make a coordinating greeting card for someone with the leftover scraps from a project.  I'll definitely keep that in mind the next time I make a quilt for someone.

I'm trying a lot of things in this group that I normally wouldn't do and it feels good to go outside my comfort zone.  The remaining projects still to come are: Fabric Foil, Stained Glass Fabric, Schnibbles Wallhanging, Sewing Hussif, Victorian Pincushion and Soft Sculpture Jewelry.  I honestly have never tried any of these, so it'll be very interesting to see how they turn out!

Until later...

The LORD is my light and my salvation - so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? 
Psalm 27:1 (NLT)


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