Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Christmas Quilt for Heather

Yesterday, my friend Heather issued a challenge to make a "Cozy Christmas Quilt", and I was so inspired by her amazing examples that I got right to it, and used her colors, too.

Heather's Christmas Quilt

supplies: white and red cardstock, Lil Inker Circles and Diamonds Stitch Pattern cover plate, and their coordinating Darling Diamonds stamp set, Hero Arts Ombre Green and MFT Red Hot inks, Tim Holtz Handwritten Holidays die, Simon Stitched Rectangle dies, Hero Arts metallic red dots

Lil Inker's cover plate and matching die set is always fun to play with: you just die-cut the stitched design, then use the stamps to fill it in as you like - there are a million variations!  I used the lightest (lime) ink from the Ombre pad for my diamonds, and the darkest (forever green) for some of my crescents.

Be sure to visit Heather's blog, Stamping and Stitching,  to see what she did - and prepare to be amazed!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful design Lin!! I knew I would see you take part in this fun challenge!! :)

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  2. Aw thanks so much, Lin:):) I'm delighted you joined in on the fun! I absolutely LOVE your card! The quilt looks fabulous with the mix of solids and prints and I love the creative way you added the border frame! I'd love a quilt like this for my bed but since I still haven't finished the quilt I started making months ago, that probably won't happen anytime soon;)

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  3. Oh, Lin, what a gorgeous quilt, and I saw it earlier this morning on Instagram! I love how you've designed your quilt, and being a former quilter, I love the border - so very clever using the red frame. It's stunning, and I popped over to Heather's post to see her gorgeous cards! I'll have to see what I might be able to come up with too. Hugs, sweet friend!

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  4. Fabulous card Lin, I love the Quilty looks.

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  5. WOW - I thought you had paper pieced it all - this is stunning! Love your colours and design
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. A gorgeous card Lin. The quilt is beautifully done.

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  7. Such a wonderful design, Lin. I love how you didn't add the red & green stamped sections on the outside of your red border - it looks fabulous!

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  8. Just love your Christmas quilt, Lin! I knew this was a challenge you'd love!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!