Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Quilt Blocks with Gingersnap Creations

A quick little post today to play along over at Gingersnap Creations.  The Blue Moon Challenge (so named because a 5th Wednesday in a month happens.... well, ya know, something like once in a blue moon) is to make a quilt pattern the theme of your creation.  They've given us a handy dandy link to a great quilt block resource page (HERE) to get you started.  My quilt is "antique" - cuz I used some seriously ancient stash, LOL!.  The paper is 7Gypsies Zanzibar, the sentiment is from the Lots of Thoughts set from Stampin' Up!, and there is a barely visible quilt block stamp (it's stamped very lightly in the middle under the sentiment) from Rubber Stampede  called Harvest Star Quilt.  Of course I had to include some stitching and Distress Inking of the edges, too. ;)

I've got one more week of having the kiddos home on their quarterly break, so still trying desperately to squeeze in the time to craft.  I *do* love having them home, though - so relaxing to have a break from homework and the daily grind.  The lack of crafty time is the only drawback. :)  Hope you're having a great week, and that you can play along at GC!

14 comments:

Terry said...

What a beautiful quilt star! You did such an awesome job that it looks like fabric. Great selection of paper and colors! You must quilt for real? Love this!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

I like the star pattern you formed with the quilt pieces. Lovely.

Netty said...

Jean this is so lush, as Terry said it looks like fabric. So gorgeous. x

2amscrapper said...

so perfect for the challenge--love the colors--thanks for the warm welcome!

A Vintage Chic said...

SOOOO beautiful, Jean! Love the colors and prints you chose for this lovely "quilt"! Just perfect, my friend!

Julie

Linda Robinson said...

What a wonderful card. Your little quilting job look great.. I do love the colors of paper you picked out... Hope you are having a happy day. Hugs, Linda

Christina said...

I literally gasped when I saw this! I have always admired those who can combine patterns and colors on quilts so beautifully, and this card version is perfection! Stunning work!

Jules said...

You did one amazing job on this challenge...love your work!

Shar said...

Oh...I love that paper and the quilt pattern you chose! Awesome card...as always!

Ali Manning said...

You did a wonderful job with this quilt card, Jean - it's beautiful. I want to wrap myself up in it and keep warm!

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Your quilt card is just gorgeous and I know that my mom being a quilter would just love it. I saw the link for the pattern but honestly it looks like it may take a little more patience then I have. lol!!

Thanks for coming by and commenting on my date/halloween tag for Tag Tuesday. I had a lot of fun making it.


~Sherry

Heather Jensen said...

This is so pretty Jean. I LOVE the quilt block pattern.
I am having Blogger problems too. It was a pain to get my post up this morning. BTW..you would love FLourishes. You should go take a look. :)
Hugs,
Heather

Lillian Child said...

Thanks so much for the link to the patterns - there is so much inspiration ... going to go and try one of these yet tonight. LOVE your card creation!

Yvonne said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, Jean!