May 18, 2011

CR84FN28 & Chevron Chic


I have had quilting on the brain lately, so this was bound to happen.  I recently mentioned that I am finally finishing a quilt that I started 4 or 5 years ago, and it has led to me spending way too much time on quilting and sewing blogs looking for inspiration.

Last night was one of those times, and I happened to notice a fabulous quilt on the blog banner of The Purl Bee that immediately made me think of two current challenges.  One is the color combo at CR84FN of red, yellow, and a neutral, and the other is the Chevron Chic challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  


Doesn't that colorful banner just make you giddy?  

To be completely honest, I'm not a big fan of chevron stripes and didn't think I would participate in this challenge, but I couldn't resist putting this idea on paper.  I pulled red and yellow patterned papers from Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety mini deck, plus a yellow lattice paper from Making Memories that I found in my stash.  

I cut strips from each of the papers and lined them up in a chevron pattern, then stitched them onto Rustic White cardstock.  The Pure Poppy card base is a little bigger than an A2 to accommodate the stripes, about 4 1/2 X 6 1/2.

With such a busy background, I kept the sentiment panel simple with a sentiment from PTI's Quilter's Sampler, scored lines, and a red button tied with floss.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream)
Patterned paper:  Cosmo Cricket (Garden Variety), Making Memories (Spring)
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink (Quilter's Sampler)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate)
Tools:  Martha Stewart (scoring board)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (button), DMC floss, thread

This was almost as fun as actual quilting.  *smile*

Okay, I'm off to spend some time with my little guy.  Thanks for stopping by today!

32 comments:

Cristina said...

Oh. My. Gosh. This is incredible. So innovative! I love modern takes on quiltmaking, and now to combine it with papercrafting? Genius! I was considering entering the chevron challenge, but I might have to think twice now, because this is going to take the cake for sure. SO awesome.

Kim Singdahlsen said...

This is fabulous. I cannot imagine putting down all those little pieces of paper then carefully stitching in a straight line...but you have done it all beautifully!

xiumaiyuki said...

WOW!!! love, love, love this!!! So refreshing and fun! I'm stunned.... WOW!

Marisa said...

I bow in your general direction for the patience you had in putting all those rectangles into a pattern and then sewing over them to boot! Fabulously done!! Great take on the insp. piece and use of the colours. Enjoy your time with your little guy - give him a snuggle for me! Such a precious age (though very busy!!) and they grow up sooo quickly! Thankful my 10 year old still likes to snuggle :)

Lindsay said...

Christina, you clever girl you! This is fabulous! I love what you did with those patterned paper strips, genious I tell ya!

Karen said...

HOLY COW Christina! I LOVE this card and you're sooooo good to do that stitching. Mine wouldnt have been nearly as neat as yours!

I havent had one moment at my stamp desk this week due to having appointments all week. I'm having withdrawal symptoms I must say! lol

Luv Karen
x

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous card Christina. Love how you added the stripes and stitched them... great mix of papers and colors. Looks awesome! :o)

Rema said...

Very nicely done!!!

Miss Meg said...

This is amazing - serious kudos for thinking this up! I'm blown away (and want to make one!)

Karen B. said...

I predict a winner! This is an awesome and creative approach to the challenge.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOWZERS Christina! Lovin' the quilted card! Great way to mix up this week's colors! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Jen W. said...

Very. Very. Cool. :)

Pam Speidel said...

WOW! This is OUTSTANDING! Love the pattern and the perfect stitching! How did you DO that?! I'm in awe. ♥

Andrea M said...

Christina!!! Seriously! HOLY SMOKES!!!! How beautiful is this card! AMAZING!!! This is the most perfect thing ever!!! ABSOLUTELY brilliant chevron!!! I'm not much of a chevron person but this is my kind of chevron! Your stitching is PERFECT!!! I am STUNNED by your creative genius!!!

Andrea M said...

Holy cow - so stunned I forgot to add thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Debbie Carriere said...

This is absolutely awesome!!! Fabulous piecing & I loooove your stitching - just perfect all around.

Jen Carter said...

Oh my! This is just so much fun! It's so pretty! Love the pattern you created and the stitching! Super cute!

Suzanne said...

HOLY COW - Christina this is amazing!! I hope you win - you totally deserve it!!!

There is a thread in the PTI forum ... planning for a New England get-together in July, with a Doodle poll for dates...would you be interested? It's gonna be in Burlington at the rec room at Jessica's work!

Sue Lelli said...

Christina, I hate to sound repetitive but this Chevron quilt card is truly AMAZING! LOVE the patterns and the stitching! WOW! STUNNING! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Debgem said...

Wonderful, stunning, inspired!! I love the way you've used papers to make the chevrons and then stitched them in too!! Looks brilliant. And the sentiment is so totally appropriate. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Dana said...

oh man, tell me how you made your stitched lines so darn perfect? Now I'm embarrassed at my own paltry attempt to stitch some chevrons. You are astounding. If I had seen this before I might have pulled out my hair when I did my own...Yours are just so perfect!

shobanarravi said...

Don't know if you should be applauded for the stitching or your layout or your idea or....what the! You deserve to be applauded for every aspect of this creation! Absolutely superb! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So Pretty and Fabulous rolled into one! Great card!

Jocelyn said...

Holy moley, Christina! Not only am I blown away by the awesome quilt-like layout, but your stitching is perfect! This whole card is perfect! Wow, wow!

Ginny said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! I love how with paper, you were able to make it so "quilt-like". Great stitching also!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Yikes, Christina...this is awesome! Your stitching is incredible and the design is like nothing I've ever seen before! So super creative...yay, you!

Heather Jensen said...

The design is fabulous Christina. I love the sentiment as well as your awesome Chevron stripes. :)

Thanks so much for joining us this week at CR84FN!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous!!!! Don't think I would have the patience for this!!! Stitching is fabulous along with colors, chevron pattern etc. Etc.

Patrice said...

I adore that card - I'm going to try some quilt patterns!

Suzanne C said...

This is way cool! Love how you pieced together the pieces.

Amy said...

Awesome Chevron card!!! Love all the stitching!

Cath said...

Hey Christina! Thanks for linking this up to the Chevron Chic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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