I love quilts. I am not a quilter but I love the IDEA of quilting and to that end, read about quilters. I think my passion for quilts and quilting began WAY back when I saw a production of the play, Quilters when I was in high school. Several years ago, my mom gave me a copy of Jennifer Chiaverini's The Quilter's Apprentice and I loved it. I have read all the Elm Creek Quilt novels so far (I am anxiously awaiting the next novel - due out in April). I have even told my mother a few times that she should take up the craft. She, in turn, told me *I* should take it up instead. Yeah, right!
So - I don't quilt. Someday...perhaps! In the meantime, I will continue to combine my love for quilting with my love of paper crafting. One result is this:
The challenge this month was to make ribbon the focal point of the card, rather than an accent. I absolutely LOVE this patterned paper. It is in PAPERTREYink's new pink patterns pack and is 6x6. Don't you just LOVE how Nichole thought to make the 6x6 paper to scale?! It is one thing I hate about 12x12 patterned paper - the images are too big for cards and such. So - I chose my paper before I even chose my card pattern! Then, it was off to grab some PTI ribbon. I ended up using the Spring Moss grosgrain and the Berry Sorbet saddle stitched ribbons to complement the floral paper. I did not put a sentiment on the card because it doesn't need one. The card conveys warmth and friendship, as quilts often do. The finished card is 5 ½” square.