My sister requested this quilt. She wanted a quilt to take to tailgates. The problem was that our side of the family are A&M fans, but her husband's family are LSU fans. Her idea was to have one side supporting the Aggies and the other side supporting the Tigers.
I included a double layer of batting with a layer of vinyl tablecloth material in between. I wanted the waterproof layer so that the entire quilt won't get soaked when laid out on damp grass. I tied the quilt with gray thread on the A&M side and yellow thread on the LSU side to limit the number of holes in the vinyl.
Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out even though I hit several snags making it. (:
Sunday, October 27, 2013
So, this summer I decided to start going to the local quilt guild meetings. They have been doing a block swap this year. September was the first month that I was able to make blocks to contribute. Each person gets to pick a theme or color combination and everyone makes a block for them. All blocks are 12.5".
The first was a color combination of red, black, and white. I used one of the modern quilt blocks from Tula Pink's book.
The second had a southwestern theme. I designed this block myself.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
The challenge this week is to try something new. I decided to try copic coloring. I've tried copic coloring in the past, but never with much success. I've be practicing, so I thought I'd try it out for a card. I just love the cute animals from Paper Smooches. I added glossy accents for his eyes and tongue, white enamel on the thought bubble dots, and black enamel on his nose. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. (:
Friday, July 19, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
This card was requested by my mom. I had to print the sentiment because I don't seem to have any stamps with numbers or the word welcome (might have to change that soon). I stepped out of my comfort zone after seeing Jennifer and Kristina play with distress inks so much. I used this week's color combination and one of last week's sketches.
And the inside:
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
So, each week there is a different color combination and some sketches for inspiration. I'm not gonna lie, this week's colors were a stretch for me. I still feel like my card needs something, but overall I'm happy with it. I used the second sketch and added a dark brown as my neutral.
And here's my card:
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
I'm participating in the Summer Card Camp 2 over at Online Card Classes. It hasn't started yet, but they've got a couple of pre-class challenges going on. The first is a color challenge, using at least four of the colors.
My card uses supplies from the June 2013 monthly card kit from Simon Says Stamp.