Thursday, June 28, 2012

WIP Wednesday 6/27/2012

I made no progress this week on Every Seven Minutes quilt. I lost my momentum after coming home from San Diego. It doesn't have a deadline, so I haven't had motivation to get moving on it. I've been in a sort of creative lull.

However, yesterday I got inspired to created a small mixed media quilt for my co-worker and close friend Thomasina W., in honor of her birthday. This is the first quilted greeting card I've made, and I have a feeling it's just the beginning of many more.

Quilted Birthday Card - Mixed Media
For co-worker and close friend Thomasina W.
Fabric, paper, beads
Mostly from stash
Approximately 5" x 7"
Completed 6/26/2012

Greeting card from the dollar store, fabrics from stash

Fabric is folded in half, not wide enough to cover the card

Cut, sewed along long edge

Pressed open, now larger than the card

Black strip cut, sewn along short edge

Pressed open, then long edges folded under to form a long, skinny strip

Black strip covers the center seam of the red fabric, adds interest

Quilt sandwich, pinned together, sewed about 1/2" in from the edge

As seen from the back

Trimmed to 1/4" from stitching, zigzagged over edges, did some free-motion quilting. Realized I should have attached black strip before zigzagging. Didn't want zigzag over zigzag, so pressed under edges of black strip, top stitched very close to edge of strip.

As seen from the back.

Removed center of the card. Saving for another project. Pink polka dot design will look cute.

Cut a nice shape from the card

Top stitched paper to the quilt

Figuring out placement of gold beads. Two sizes. I like the variety.

All done!

From the back

Another look

Tonight I bought a few supplies to make another quilted card, which I'll work on this weekend. Also, I really want to get going on Every Seven Minutes. The strips are sewn. I just need to arrange them on the design board, cut background fabrics and start assembling. Hopefully I'll have made real progress on it this time next week.



  1. Very cool! I love seeing how you did this! I think small, doable projects are great at getting me creating again! Often needed.


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