Showing posts with label quilting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quilting. Show all posts

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sew and Tell: quilted valentine’s cards

I’ve seen so many beautiful Valentine’s Day projects popping up on various blogs. Seeing all the Valentine posts inspired me to make some special cards.

I printed out some of my favorite flower photos on printer canvas. You can buy printer canvas at office supply stores.


I cut out the photos and sewed them onto quilt batting.


With each quilted card, I’ll slip a little handwritten note into the envelope.


 These quilted cards can be used for Valentine’s Day or general year-round use.

Whatever the occasion they’re handmade with love.





 
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This project is linked at the following:

   Photobucket   Lovely Crafty Home 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sew and Tell: grandma's quilt

I can’t take credit for this project but for me it’s beyond inspirational. My grandmother made this quilt at least 80 years ago. I looked up the design and it’s called the Dresden Plate.


Quilting around the 1930’s was a complete necessity and most people, including my grandmother couldn’t afford to buy new fabric. I’m sure all of the pieces in this quilt were house dresses, shirts or aprons.




I can’t get over the tiny perfect stitches and the beautiful prints on the fabric.





I will always treasure this quilt. I keep it stored in the closet because it’s starting to wear and fray. Whenever I look at it, I picture my grandmother with needle and thread, stitching away.


The thimble, needles, scissors and thread pictured with the quilt were actually my grandmother’s notions. More treasured items.


Aren’t grandmothers amazing?