Monday, March 17, 2014

The Making of the Quilt-CCC Anything Goes

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you. I'm a Notre Dame fan so I'll have a Fighting Irish shirt on today :). Today is Creative Cutting Challenge and the theme is Anything Goes. I did a 2-page layout:
I used the Quilter file for the die-cuts on the layout:
Quilter - Click Image to Close
 Anybody that quilts or sews will love this file for documenting those moments, or even for a cute Mother’s Day card, the quilt block would make a sweet background. 
My layout is about the making of a particular quilt that I was approached by this particular club to sponsor the embroider patches that the ladies would quilt together (shame I didn’t win the quilt :) When I first started my business I was setting up at Antique tractor shows, doing embroidery on site. That is how this first came about, I was asked to do each of the features for that year as an embroidery for their 10th Anniversary, a quilt to be raffled off  I would embroider all the different patches and the girls did a great job putting them together. The left side:
The quilt block made for nice corner spots in the layout, the sewing machine added a splash of color and the word 'quilter' was trimmed down to 'quilt' and shadowed. I used a recollections border punch for the strip if sewing lines paper.
The left side holds the journaling block explaining about the quilt. This side also has a picture of the finished quilt ad another one of the cute quilt block cut in the corner.
From my March counterfeit kit I used some of the alphas for the title. I put rhinestones that came from the Making Memories gems & glitter tapes pack on each connecting triangle in the quilt blocks for some bling
The journaling block came from We R memory keepers 3 X 4 Journal cards: Daily DIY. I added washi tape the black ruler as another border and the pink ruler one each side of the middle pictures. Added Making Memories rub-on images-stamp 2 of them, the this way arrow is from Elle's Studio the sweet life cutouts, and a few of the word strips from Simple Stories Harvest Lane sticker sheet
The background paper, the sewing lines border paper and the die-cuts paper all came from the DCWV 'the Crafty stack'.
I spent the weekend sorting through my craft desk drawers for pictures for some layouts I wanted to do. Did not find the pictures that I wanted to use for any of the planned layouts, but I did find other pictures to use. This was not my intentional layout for the challenge, but one that work out all with the same concept of a quilt. How was your weekend?

Don't forget to join in on the challenge here are all the details:
Now we're ready to see YOUR  SVG (or similar) creations.
Please make sure that you follow our very simple rules to enter this challenge.  
(1)You MUST use a SVG or similar electronic cutting file in your project.  CRICUT CARTRIDGE ONLY ENTRIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.  Please make sure that you mention somewhere in your post what part of your project was created with a cutting file.  Entries that do not fit this basic requirement will be deleted.
(2)  NO BACKLINKING.  This has always been our rule but we've noticed that it has not been followed lately. Going forward, backlinked projects will be deleted. 

Entered Challenges:
Stash A Thon Challenge #3 Candles/Anything That Sparkles-I used Rhinestones added to the quilt blocks for this challenge


  1. Such an awesome page. Love the story and the pics of the different blocks and the cornerstone of the quilt blocks.

  2. Very nice quilting technique and the rhinestones add a great touch! Thank you for linking up with the Stash A Thon at Scrap Our Stash!

  3. Amazing layout of an amazing quilt! Love how you pictured all of the blocks.

  4. This is amazing. There's one of my favorite quilt blocks (I know it as the Ohio Star) on this. Quilting and machine embroidery are 2 past hobbies that have fallen by the wayside as I got into rubber stamping/card making. You've done a fantastic job on this project and whomever won the quilt is going to be ecstatic! Lots of work on this one. TFS & Hugs

  5. Enjoyed every last bit of this! All my loves on one page :D although I haven't quilted in far too long. Wonderful detail photos & love how your spread reads as a quilt.

  6. Love those rinestones! Great page! Thank you so much for playing along at SOS!

  7. Wonderful page! Thank you for playing along in our Stash A Thon at Scrap our Stash!

  8. Great pictures, paper choices and so wonderful that you had the cut files to add just the right touches for these pages! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Lovely layout and such great memories!

  10. very very cool and very very creative! Kate (SOS)