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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Crazy Cat Quilt or Cat Crazy Quilt--LOL!

This is a quilt I just finished for my oldest granddaughter. She picked out the cat material and I fussy cut the six-sided centers for the squares and framed each  using the same six solid colors.  I cut strips from any materials I had in my stash that co-ordinated with the centers and finished each square that was on a base of muslin.  There are 35 squares--five across and seven down with a narrow first border of dark purple and a wider second border of  light purple and then bound with the dark purple. 

Last ATC for 2+2 Swap

This was completerly different from what I had in mind which was browns and vintage--LOL!! I was browsing through the Splitcoasters website looking at the ideas and techniques when I came across this inking technique for the background. When I looked at the posted projects a card  caught my eye and I shamelessly scraplifted the design for this ATC.  I used shades of purple and blue on light blue paper to make the background by stamping it all over with inked saran wrap that had been crumpled. I made two sheets--one I put through the Cricut and cut the blanks that I stamped the flowers on.  The other I stamped with butterflies using the same purple ink. I cut out the butterflies, mounted them on dark purple and cut around them to have a border. I put two colors of purple stickles on the butterflies and let them dry over night before attaching them to the front.  A purplish jewel in the top left corner was the last item added.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Another ATC--Priscilla

This is for Group 1 in the 2+2 Swap. I titled it Priscilla after my ancestor Priscilla Mullins Alden!  Techniques used were layered cut and embossing.  That is drywall mesh in the background!!  I used Vivelle paper for her hair.