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Monday, February 14, 2011

BSS MONDAY IDEA - QUILT IT


Good Monday Morning and welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.

Happy Valentine's Day

Today's idea is to make a quilt background.  There is a great tutorial at
by Jenna Barber.  She does an excellent job in showing you exactly how to put this quilted background together. 


I used papers from Basic Gray.  The pink paper was run through a Cuttlebug folder for texture.  Picking the papers is half the fun.  The hearts in the center of the quilt and the scroll on the embossed background paper are both stamps by Hero Arts.  I made this card into and easel card and the inside hearts are a the nested scalloped hearts by Spellbinders.  The sentiment is also Hero.  Pearls and a bow finished this card off.
One note, I embossed the cream background, but left the end unembossed so I could stamp the scroll along the edge.  Just something different for interest.

Also, instead of using graph paper to set up the quilt, I used a 5x5 piece of white card stock, cut all my pieces into 1 inch squares and adhered them to the square starting at the bottom left corner and working my way across one row at a time.  When I completed the square, I trimmed each side ever so slightly just to even up the edges.

Hope you have a chance to try this quilting background.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later.........

5 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful sue
your background is gorgeous.

greetings karin

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! Sue!
Fantastic! I did receive the same card as you. Yesterday was my Birthday and I love to Quilt. She did'nt add the hearts but did use the same pattern.
It's wonderful!
with love,
Happy Valentine's day,
Ineke

sonia said...

Incredible! The colors, the detail of the quilting-simply stunning job!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Crafty hugs,
Sonia

America said...

A fantastic QUILT.... got to try this... youve inspired me. Love the colors and DP!! :)

Sparkly Engineer said...

I really like the quilt card idea. I cannot wait till I have time to try it.