Thursday, October 13, 2011

Color Throw Down #163

I love these bold rich colors, especially for fall.  They really express the season to me.  One of the first things to come to my mind with these warm, first days of fall, is the annual craft fairs that go on all over our area.  Many years ago, when my children were young, I had a very talented friend who made beautiful quilts and I travelled with her to a craft fair to help out in her booth.  The smells, sights, and sounds of that gorgeous weekend in the mountains of northwest Arkansas, will forever be a picture of our friendship and the fun we shared as we raised our children together.  So in a very special way, Cathy, this card is for you.  Thanks for the memories.

I found the hexagon die set to be irresistible! It was all about quilting from the first time I laid eyes on it. (As I have mentioned before, my sewing machine does not come out of its special place on the floor of my closet).  This card is as close to making a quilt as I will ever come!  Admittedly, I enjoyed choosing the patterns, piecing the shapes together and drawing the little stitches; just like a real quilt, only MUCH easier!  You will have to use super hero vision here, but the ivory background has been embossed to look like a quilted backing for my design.

I hope this evokes for you some warm and cozy memory.  If so, will you share it with me?  I'd love to hear about it!


Details:  All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Vintage Cream, 
                    Rocket Red, Ocean Mist by Gina K.
Patterned Papers:  2008 Bitty Box Basics, Green Tea Leaves
Stamps:  Tiny Tags, Table Tops
Impression Plate:  Background Basics: Diamonds
Dies:  Tiny Tags
            Hexagons by Lifestyle Crafts
Twines from Wal-Mart, and Michael's, Copic marker #R29 used to color neutral twine and little heart

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. LOVE your paper quilt creation! I'm with you when it comes to that art form...I can create with paper, unlike my mother and grandmother who were avid quilters with fabric! I really admire the people who have the patience to add all those tiny stitches to quilts! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown this week!

  2. Love this! Your paper is perfect and I love your simple design! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

  3. This is such a gorgeous card!
    The design is brilliant!

  4. What a beautiful card! I love the hexagons in the patteron of a quilt, and I enjoyed hearing your story about going to craft fair with your friend. You brought out these colors in such a lovely, delightful way. So lovely. ;-)

  5. This is a beautiful card - love the way you've done quilting! x

  6. What a cool card Suzanne....LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. This is incredible! I love it. ;)

  8. Love the quilted look! Great combo of papers!

  9. Thanks for the congrats and I love the quilted look of your card!