Saturday, November 7, 2015

Crazy Quilt

I love quilts and admire those who can put them together,
whether it's fabric or on paper. MFT teammates Yoonsun, Kay, and Julia
created the prettiest quilted cards here, here, and here, respectively.
Me? I just went a little crazy.

 My grandmother's quilted blankets were my inspiration. I remember her pulling
different colored scraps from her stash and sewing them down in haphazard fashion.
Her quilts were always so colorful and you could feel the love that she put into them.

For my crazy quilt card, I started off by painting stripes of Peerless Watercolors
 on watercolor card stock. After it was dried, I die cut the piece with the
Diagonal Quilt Square Cover Up Die-namics.

I also die cut some new Cement Gray cardstock and prepared a 4.25" x 4.25"
card base. I adhered the frame of the quilt die onto the card base, then simply
popped in the watercolored pieces. Easy peasy!

I added the label sentiments and finished off the card with black enamel dots.
Now that's my kind of quilt. Thanks so much for visiting!


  1. My kind of quilt ... my kind of crazy! Happy weekend, Donna!! Gorgeous card!

  2. Beautiful card Donna. Two things I really like are quilts and watercolor so this card peaked my interest.

  3. Wow!! Just wow!! That is so brilliant!! What a creative way to use this die! I absolutely love the way you watercolored then cut out the pieces! You're a rock star my friend! And thank you so much for mentioning me!! :)

  4. Your 'crazy' quilt is a wonderful way to acknowledge your grandmother's vibrant creations and to honour *your* style! Pretty plus! I'm intrigued by quilting but couldn't thread a needle or operate a sewing machine if I tried! Good thing my mom has quilting talent!

  5. Love your water coloring-always! This is one gorgeous quilted card, Donna!