Monday, May 11, 2009

A Paper Quilt for Mom

Happy Monday! Only a one more "regular" Monday at work before we start exams. Summer is sooo close! I am actually transferring schools next year, so I have a ton of things to do before the end of that last teacher workday! Anyway, here's a gift that I made for my mom for Mother's Day. My mom taught me to sew back when I was in high school. I made my first quilt early in my college years and have been stitching ever since. Sewing and quilting has always been a lot of fun for me and I have the fabric stash to prove I've been at it for awhile! :-) (Speaking of sewing - I had my first major sewing accident this weekend - Saturday, while quilting some book covers, I stitched right through my finger! Let's just say, I do not recommend doing this! I did survive and, thankfully, required no professional medical attention.)

When Papertrey released their Quilters Sampler set I knew I had to have it. For this project, I used K&Company's gorgeous Madeline paper pad to cut 1-1/2" squares. I then used the 5X7 "fake" photo that came in the frame I purchased at Michael's as a guide for placing the quilt squares. I stuck them down with some Scor-Tape and then used my sewing machine to "quilt" them on the diagonal. I stamped the sentiment from Quitlers Sampler in Memento Rich Cocoa on some white card stock before tearing around the edges and layering it on a torn piece of the Madeline paper. The ribbon is from Michael's as well. I actually put the glass under the paper quilt so I wouldn't lose it or break it, but left the frame open so the bow wouldn't be smooshed under the glass. I really like how it turned out and it was a quick and simple gift to make as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Card stock: PTI Stampers Select White
Designer Paper: K&Company Madeline collection
Stamps: PTI Quilters Sampler
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Other: Frame & ribbon from Michael's, paper trimmer, slit punch, Scor-tape, sewing machine and thread

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