Sunday, March 25, 2012

Quilting

Ahhh, the quilt. I conjures up the same emotions, comfort and sense of 'home' that Grandma's Apron does. When you're sick, it's your go-to warmth, when you're playing 'fort', it's the perfect weight to make a great roof, and when your baby first starts playing on the floor, it's there to support them when they inevitably take a tumble.

I love quilts. I have so many of them in my house, all with different meanings. One of them was made by my grandmother's grandmother (and my grandmother is 90, so you can guess how old it is!). The newer ones are made by my mother, and she's a fabulous quilter.

This week's challenge at the Friday Mashup is to:
  1. Make a project using the "Quilted Cards Technique".
  2. Or Make a project using "Something that's been forgotten (sitting in your stash forever)".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Quilted card with something you've forgotten about".
My card today is an homage to my mom's craftsmanship; her incredible patience when creating, her eye for colours and patterns, and her never-ending attention to detail. I modeled this card after my favourite quilt she made (which is pictured below).

As for the "something that's been forgotten"! I have had a roll of Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon in my collection since October, and I used it once... the day I got it! It has sat unused since then, so I was so pleased to bring it back out again for this challenge!

For My Wonderful Mother


Love the tag-line for this challenge :)

When I first saw the DSP in the Sale-a-Bration brochure, it immediately made me think of this quilt. What are the chances that the Friday Mashup team would challenge us to create a quilted card? ;) One last Sale-a-Bration "hoorah!" before it's over. Can you believe there's only a week left!?

My mother's quilt

With all this talk of quilts, and the rainy/damp weather we have here today, I wish I could just wrap myself up in one! ... off to do housework instead :P

-Tara
xox

9 comments:

  1. Hi Tara, you have made an amazing card. I love the pattern you've used and your cutting has been so precise. Lovely work.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

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  2. the colours and the quilt is very fine and the card is fresh like spring

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  3. What a great card to make in honor of the quilt your mom made! The colors are just fabulous and the ribbon is a wonderful touch. Also, to have a quilt that belonged to your grandmas grandmother, wow, that is just awesome!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup, and for sharing some of your family talent also!

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  4. Tara this is perfect! Love how you went with the design from your beautiful quilt :)

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  5. I love this homage to your mother's quilt. My mom is a huge quilter too. The border on the quilt (on the card) is the perfect touch!

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  6. Tara, this is stunning! I love quilts too, especially those handed down from my grandma. You did an amazing job and I love that you shared your inspiration piece. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

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  7. Tara this is so pretty and great colors for a Quilted card. The patterns are perfect. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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