Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Victorian Christmas



I guess this is where Parisian Summer meets Winter Post. When I first got the Parisian Summer DSP, I thought it would also work well for a Christmas card. Today's Sketch Challenge over at SCS gave me the perfect opportunity. The layout worked well for the images included in the "Winter Post" Stamp Set from SU! I sponged all of the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink from Ranger (love that stuff) and added a large glitter snowflake that I picked up from Michael's last year. I also added a strip of Pink Pirouette that has been scalloped and embossed with my crop-a-dile.










Also, as promised; Here is the rag quilt that I have been working on. I think it turned out super cute and I can't wait to give it to my friend. There are quite a few funny stories regarding this blanket. I almost lost a finger, a sewing machine and the quilt. When I sew the strips together, I pin each intersecting square to get a them to line up perfectly. So...my daughter was fascinated with the whole process and watched every step. I stopped the sewing machine to remove the pin, and you need to go slowly because at each intersection there is alot of fabric. Before I know it, my sewing machine is going a million miles with my fingers right at the needle. I was so disoriented and confused and then I saw my little daughter standing full throttle on the foot pump. I was *really* mad. Now I can just laugh about it because the quilt is done and no one was hurt. Also, when I was clipping each seam to get the *rag* look, my daughter informed me that my friend wouldn't like it because it was all cut up! LOL!








For those who don't know, I have another blog called Thimbles and Thread and I will be uploading a few basic directions on how to make a rag quilt if you are interested. Check back after Thanksgiving and I will post a link their if I get it all uploaded. Thanks for fluttering by!

14 comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is a stunning card...I would have never thought to use that paper for a Christmas card but it really works!!! Your quilt is fabulous too...is there anything you CAN'T do!!

Amy said...

Love that card, Kelly! I'm so getting out that DSP and pairing it up with WP next!

The baby quilt is the sweetest thing, and I can't wait to see your "other" blog--where's the link?!! Ü

JeanFB said...

Beautiful card!! Love the addition of the slate blue - very unexpected and lovely. Also love the baby quilt - I scrap, my mom quilts, so I love both!

Tanya said...

Love the card!!! Oooo!
The quilt is adorable too! So fun!

maiahs_momma said...

would love to have the directions to make a quilt like that, beautiful work you do.

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Deborah Saaranen said...

Beautiful card design! Love the large snowflake with the lovely image!

What a fabulous quilt as well! I would love to see your other blog featuring sewn items!

Megan said...

I love LOVE the quilt! I love makingrag quilts, but my lines never completely line up, I'm sure I am doing something wrong. :)

LeAnne said...

This is a beauty too-I never thought to use the stripe in a Christmas card, just the brocade pattern. Love the quilt too--my friend makes these, I am looking forward to your directions!!
LeAnne

Debbie said...

I was really drawn to your Gentler Times card (I have that set) and then I found your Winter Post card. So beautiful! Well that lead to your quilt. Lovely! I look forward to the instructions. It brought back memories of the 4 quilts that my 2 daughters and I made together while they were teens. It seems you will have some quilting memories as well! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lauren Vincitorio said...

Kelly - I would love to have the address for your Thimbles and Thread blog. You are so creative and talented! And your work is so beautiful - thanks for sharing!!

Traci G said...

Love the quilt and can't wait to see the instructions, but I can't find a link???

:-)

joyk said...

Beautiful card......it is wonderful with that dsp! I love your rag quilt....I bought a bunch of coordinating flannels to make one, but so far all I have done is admire the colors LOL.

Cynthia said...

Wow Kelly! What an enabler you are! Who knew that I'd have to have Winter Post AND Parisian summer! What a great combo with that awesome slate blue snowflake and ribbon! The quilt is adorable! I'd ask if there is anything you can't do but I already know the answer, June!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
I too am a part-time quilter/card maker.........I would like to visit your blog for quilts....but I can't find your address thing ??? If you could find the time to e-mail it to me? Thanks sooo much.....I may try to make the rag quilt.......it is way.....tooo cute :0)
Debbie
essay18@verizon.net