Sunday, April 7, 2013

Quilt Card Day 10 Homework

It is windy and the rain is coming down.  This would be a good day to snuggle under a quilt remembering the loving hands who made it.

 I only made a quilt once in my life and I probably will not make another so this quilt card is as close as anyone will get to getting a quilt from me. The quilt image is by Janet Wickell. If you ever get the urge to make an Ohio Star quilt or wall hanging the instructions are here.

My trusty Cameo Cameron cut all the triangles and the center square out to make this quilt. He did a great job since it was a print and cut.. He also cut out the scallop card base which I made from the scallop label file in Studio's library. I seem to use that file a lot.

After gluing the square and triangles down I used a gel pen for the faux stitching. I tried on the first quilt block I made to stitch with my sewing machine but it shredded the cardstock. The problem I discovered later was the needle but not wanting to have to make a third quilt block I decided to not chance it.

 I did use my sewing machine to poke the holes for hand sewing on the sentiment. My demon machine was doing strange things to the stitch width. I am going to take it to have someone look at it and maybe it can be tamed. I also discovered why I was given the blue crochet thread with silver.It kept knotting and the silver thread kept breaking. I did though think I managed pretty decent hand stitching given the circumstances.

While working on this card I couldn't help but remember a song "Many Hands" written by my friend Sherry Krebs. The words are about how under the quilt you can feel the loving spirit of the friends that you have blessed. It is also about how we all are quilters as we weave memories,laughter,bright happiness and cheer.

You may have noticed that I have not yet shared days 8 and 9. That is because those are going to be a little more involved. Especially day 8 as it will take some math to figure out how to make the card smaller. Day 9 will be fun but a lot of work. I am going to try to get those assignments done and posted before the end of the month.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments. Do come back. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. How cool! Myoriah, the quilted look on your card is so neat! Thank you for sharing a really neat idea for card making. xxx- Debbie

  2. I'm sorry you lost a card to the sewing machine. You have patience to create another beautiful card. Love the purple hand stitching. Let's hope that rain stops or you better shampoo the dogs--LOL.


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