Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Christmas Quilt

Well, this is the first post.  I have been stamping for about ten years but have posted my cards on  However, I thought it might be a good time to stretch my wings a bit and start a blog.  

It seems appropriate to start with a Christmas quilt made for the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge.  I have been on the Challenge Team since last June, and it has been a true joy and honor to be part of the ODBD team.  It has given me a greater desire to stamp as I share my faith, which is my greatest joy.

This week's challenge is to use three or more circles or squares, so I immediately thought of making a paper quilt.  I used the new ODBD Christmas paper and selected some coordinating papers (much like a quilter does), cut 1.5-inch squares, and started piecing my "quilt."  After arranging the coloring, I put a little bit of tape in the center of each square and flipped them over in order.  I used the solid card stock for my "binding" (and drew a pencil line to begin aligning the pieces), and arranged them on the paper. I stitched them on my sewing machine (which really missed me…LOL!).  For the focal image, I used the poinsettia (and matching die) from the new set, Poinsettia Wreath.

This was fun to make, and a quilt reminds me of how God takes the bits and pieces of our lives and makes something beautiful!  And since this doesn't have a sentiment, I decided to add a warm Christmas sentiment "underneath" the quilt inside (much like a quilt warms you when you get under it).

For more details on this week's challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dear design team sisters:

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and leaving a comment or sharing a thought.  Have a wonderful week and a very happy Thanksgiving!

P. S.  You may want to check out the sale ODBD is having on all ODBD stamps and dies starting this Friday through Monday.

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Poinsettia Wreath (ODBD)
Paper: Christmas Paper 2013 (ODBD), Scarlet Jewel and White (PTI), Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black (Versafine)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers; Poinsettia Wreath dies (ODBD); embosser tool for dimension; Gutermann thread 326; red tape; sewing machine
Card Size:  5 1/4" square