Saturday, 17 May 2014

Cards and Quilting


Over the past few months I've been taking part in a Friendship Quilt exchange organised by the lovely Fiona of Staring at the Sea. I make a quilt square, one a month, and post it off to the next name on the list. Yesterday I parcelled up a square for my friend Deb and I chose a card from my collection to put in with it, and I took it to the Post Office. I found one of my story cards to send, because Deb can tell a great story; but, when I got home I realised that maybe some quilt themed cards might be good to have in store for the months ahead. So I made this one:



and this one:


I stitched overlapping, slightly different sized squares onto my cards because for me the best thing about this swap is that we are all sewing different fabrics with different skill levels and all having fun with the results. I've never done any patchwork before, but I'd only made the first couple of blocks before I realised why many quilters become so passionate about their hobby.

I guess that thought is what led me to make this page for Scrap365

Sian Fair for Scrap365

How good it is when one creative activity leads to another.

26 comments:

Mel said...

Love all of this but that top card the most, especially the caption!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

It probably comes as no great surprise to you, that I love this post, Sian. Such pretty and cleverly designed cards. Brilliant quotes as well.

Ruth said...

You are sew talented in sew many areas!!

Louise said...

ahh....these are sew good. i love how one craft inspires you in another. The recipients of your cards will be thrilled x x

Sandra said...

I follow Deb on Instagram and saw your lovely square arrive

KraftyKaren said...

Gorgeous cards and love how the quilting has inspired cards and a layout

Beverly said...

Great cards, the quilting inspired quilt cards for me as well. I love the sentiments and the layout :)

alexa said...

These are all truly beautiful, Sian. You have such an eye for detail and colour and the gift of a witty turn of phrase ( and witty thought before that!). I am hard pushed to have a favourite but the border on your bottom one is glorious.

Jennie Hart said...

I agree with Alexa, that border and the whole layout is stunning, but the cards are super as well and really cute. Well done on combining the creatives :-)

Karen said...

Awesome! Love the border on the layout, and the sentiments on the cards are fabulous!

Melissa said...

Awesome quilty cards! I have my grandmother's old quilt spread out on the living room floor today . . . once again making repairs to the fabrics that are becoming frayed . . . because it's the perfect picnic quilt, even if it is 50+ years old now!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

It has been so fun to see this project evolve. I have loved seeing how blog friends who weren't too keen on sewing before really start to enjoy it. I just love these cards, Sian!

Micupoftea said...

What fun...mailing off a package lead to some card making which lead to a layout! Nice! I like the paper you chose- wonderful pattern mix and colors, Sian. Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Shawn

S said...

What sweet projects - yes, it is fabulous when we get on a creative roll.

scrappyjacky said...

I always put a card in as well...but making some patchwork themed ones is such a great idea....I think I need to make some....I'm just loving this whole swap.

Alison said...

Love the sentiments you've chosen on these very original and pretty cards!
Alison xx

Miriam said...

Well I might just fill up this little box with lots of WOW'S! or FABULOUS! or Sian, you are just so wonderfully talented. x

Jo said...

I love the cards and that's a great layout x

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I love that border around that white background :happy sigh: the quilt cards are lovely - especially the sentiments ;)

Lea Lacoste said...

really like the sketch of that layout, doodling it right now!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I can't decide if I love the first card or the scrapbook page more. The first is so you, and the last one is so powerful. I love that quote!
Rinda

Helen said...

I love your cards : great design!!!

Gail said...

What great looking cards and great idea having them for the rest of the quilt squares. The words on them are perfect!

Nathalie said...

The first sentiment made me chuckle :) I really like the quilting on these cards!

Lisa said...

what gorgeous cards. your creativity knows no bounds!

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

Your patchwork cards are gorgeous, and I'm sure their eventual recipients will be thrilled. Bonus: the first one made me laugh--why is there never a convenient time for the bobbin to be empty?

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