Tuesday, March 25, 2008

PAPERTREYink's March Blog Hop Challenge

OK - So I signed up for this challenge because I knew I had to do something to motivate myself! Also, I didn't know until Saturday that I could pull my name (and blog) from the challenge!

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.

**link back to the PTI Blog Hop** This is a contest, so if you like my card, vote for it HERE at Papertrey's forum! (Voting ends TONIGHT at midnight EST!)

32 comments:

  1. How very beautiful!!! What a great way to showcase the ribbon in such an awesome way. Love the quilt!

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  2. How creative to make a quilt from your ribbon--beautiful, Wendy!

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  3. I like how you integrated the ribbon and the paper for your quilt.

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  4. I love your "quilt"! This is so cute. Man, I keep saying that but I am loving all of these projects. This was so creative.

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  5. This is just sooooo cool!!! Love it!!

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  6. Another great idea. It turned out awesome. Wow, I've been to 2 blogs and I'm already blown away!

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  7. I like the quilt look!

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  8. WOW! What a super idea! Lovely!!! tfs!

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  9. Beautiful card! Great use of ribbon and I love how you incorporated the patterned papers into your quilt as well!!!

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  10. This is just beautiful, Wendy!! I'm so happy that you joined the blog hop!

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  11. Beautiful! I love how you used the ribbon and paper to create a quilt design--so creative.

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  12. What an awesome idea! Your quilt card is so cute!

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  13. Love your quilting on this... beautiful use of the ribbon.

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  14. Very pretty! I love how you used your ribbons. It really looks like a quilt.

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  15. Pretty! Love the quilt-like design.

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  16. Very kewl Idea... I love the soft colors!

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  17. Cute idea to make the ribbon quilt!

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  18. Wow - a very creative idea! My mom is a quilter, so I just love this.

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  19. Wow, that is so nice! Can you make me a queen size one for my bed?? Love it!

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  20. So unique and SO you! I am really impressed with the thought process used to equate a quilt strip to a piece of ribbon. Bravo! (you ought to paper craft more often! *wink*)

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  21. That is stunning! At first glance, I thought it was an actual, full-zize quilt. Amazing!

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  22. This is gorgeous! I love thequilt inspired design

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous. I am a quilter, and really admire your work on this card...fabulous

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  24. Oh yes! I anted to do a quilt! This is so sweet! I was going to pieces even smaller, and form blocks, then quilt with a white pen~ yours inspires me to try! babies

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