Sunday, August 2, 2020

A Quilt for Encouragement

     One of my dearest blogging friends is taking a break from card making and blogging while she does other things including making her first ever quilt!  I'm so excited for her and, remembering back to my "first quilt" days, I wanted to share a bit of encouragement and kindness with a dear friend.

     My first quilt was anything but perfect because I made the mistake of assuming that because I'd been sewing since my childhood days, I could certainly quilt!

     Little did I know how much I had to learn about exact measurements - not just in cutting but in seam allowances and layouts.  When the instructions say 3/8 inch seam, it means 3/8 inch exactly, without variation anywhere along it.  And you never, under ANY circumstances, decide on a quilt pattern that has curves for your first ever quilt!  lol  My first attempt was taken apart so many times, the pieces were worn out before it ever got fully put together.  I personally tossed it into the dust bin, disgusted but still determined to conquer the craft.  :-D

     Anyway, here's the card I sent her.  Her favorite color is blue, obviously.  The image is from Art Impressions.

Image is on vellum
Image mounted onto white CS
     & cut w/ Unbranded die
Quilt pieces cut w/ Gina Marie die
Faux stitching from each die
Twine from The Twinery

Art Impressions
Arty Divas
Crafter's Castle
Crafty Calendar
Crafty Sentiments
Dare 2B Artzy
Dragonfly Dreams
Gem of a Challenge
Lil Patch of ...
Simon Says Stamp

     I hope Lynn shares her quilt on her blog.  There's a wonderful story that goes with it but it's not mine to tell.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card and I love the sentiment and background. I am so excited for Lynn, she will be wonderful at this and wish her all the best. I look forward to seeing what she creates. Take care my friend and have a great week.
Linda xxx

meg said...

The sentiment and beautifully coloured image are perfect with your fabulous background

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining the D2BA August Challenge. -Tasha :)

CraftinGranny said...

Perfect image for this wonderful card Connie. Great details and sentiment. She will love it!
Hugs, Carol

Chris said...

A fabulous patchwork background for your brilliant card- love the image and sentiment. Thank you for joining us art Crafty Calendar.

Joy Wilson said...

I love these fun ladies! Great card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Nothing could have been more perfect Connie, it's fabulous.
Faith x

*Vicki* said...

This is absolutely adorable and I love the pattern along with the colors and quilted background pieces! So happy for Lynn and hope she enjoys this new venture in her life! :)

sallysbitz2 said...

This is just perfect for your friend, she will love it x

hugs sally x

Monica C. said...

That is the cutest card! I love the background and the image is perfect. I am sure you friend will be thrilled.
I have never had an inclination to quilt...
Hugs Monica

Karen Page said...

What a fun card! And I'm sure Lynn will love it! Shame you couldn't make it so it was 3 rows short 😄 I love the look of quilts but not sure I would ever have the patience for one. I think I could develop a knack for knitting but don't love the look quite as much. Best to stick with paper for me!

Renee Matarese said...

How cute!! I love that quilted background! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions.

Creaine said...

This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again next time.
DT Ine

Gale said...

Fab card Connie and love the design. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for


Catrin Goodwin said...

such a lovely card and sentiment - thank you for joining us as LPCF - good luck

crafty said...

A lovely fun card and your background fits so well with the sentiment. Thank you for joining in the Dragonfly Dreams anything goes challenge.

Mynn xx said...

Hi, NC! What a fabulous creation! Thank you for joining us at Crafter’s Castle! 🏰 Hugs! Mynn xx