Saturday, November 27, 2010

Weekend Whimsy: Quilt Love

I'm a huge quilt lover.  HUGE. :)  Maybe it's because I grew up with an Aunt who makes quilts.  And then I married a cute guy who also loves quilts. :)

So for our 5th anniversary this year, I gave his this quilt:

I bought this beautiful handmade Amish quilt on my trip to Pennsylvania to visit my brother and sister-in-law earlier this year.  Here's some close-up shots of the hand appliqued details:

The only machine work on the quilt was to piece together the background white squares. :) 

And I make the occasional quilt.... this one I made last month for my niece!

So what does this have to do with scrapbooking?  For me... lots!  I love to add stitching to my layouts with my sewing machine.  Like this layout I did several years ago:

See all the sewing details along the edges of the papers?  Totally quilty looking in person!  And then I like to use the patchwork quilt look every once in a while like here:

Product details here.

So I have a whole set of quilt blogs I follow for inspiration.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Oh, Fransson! (love the sew alongs -- she's so quick too!)
Film in the Fridge (one of my recent favorites -- she has a knack for picking out fabulous fabrics!)
Craftastical (check out this hexagon quilt... amazing!)

I was inspired by that hexagon quilt to make this card:
From Flamingo Scraps: Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage patterned papers
Other supplies:  American Crafts cardstock; sewing machine + thread

Of course, it took a different turn and ended up an entirely new pattern!!  But I love how it turned out.  Have you ever found inspiration in quilts for scrapbooking?  Or do you have any quilt blogs you think I should add to my blog reader?! :)


  1. I love to stitch on my pages too Amanda but I don't follow and quilt blogs.

  2. What a beautiful quilt and love your stitching on your scrapping!!! I'm a fan too!!!

  3. GORGEOUS quilt...and loveeeeeeeeeeee the lo and the cards!!!! BEAUTIFUL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


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