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Monday, January 12, 2009

Celebrating Home

When I was visiting Cindy's blog the other day, I was intrigued by her gorgeous bleeding hearts card. As I read further it was for a Flourishes challenge, Celebrating Home. The challenge is to find something in your home that inspires you. This is such a terrific idea for a challenge. Well I had just put out my new quilt and I thought, wow I could make a card from that. I don't have any Flourish stamps yet...but the ladies say we can play anyway. So playing I am and here is what I came up with.



Because I don't have any Flourish stamps, I decided to go with teabag folding. I couldn't find quite the right tile to use, this is as close as I could get to the colors in my quilt. I used the pattern for the triple layer star. I used this beautiful white textured paper (hard to see in the pic)and sewed quilt lines on it. This quilt is actually made exactly like teabag folding. Each diamond in the quilt is cut from the exact spot on the fabric 8 times using a large diamond shaped template made of heavy plastic and teabag folding is done by using the exact tile 8 times.
Here is my inspiration for the card.



Thank you to the ladies at Flourishes for letting anyone play and for the chance to win some wonderful "new release" stamps.

Have a fabulous Monday everyone and thanks for stopping by.

KAREN x

17 comments:

Rach said...

fabulous Karen, your card looks wonderful. hugs rachxx

Lauri said...

Wow! teabag folding is so difficult! Your card came out beautiful!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Karen i love your teabag folding card and your quilt so pretty. Thanks for your visits.

Bonnie said...

Well I love the quilt, absolutely beautiful!!! My Granny quilted and it was a grand day if I visited her and she "was working" her quilt. She passed away 27 yrs.ago but her quilts are still in great shape. The past year hasn't been great for my Dad healthwise so I spend nights with him when needed and I always sleep under one of Granny"s quilts.
I love teabag folding and I can actually do that!!!! The card is definitely one of a kind...beautiful...good luck with the challenge.

Julie Koerber said...

Karen... this is just fabulous! You couldn't get a better card with that lovely inspiration peice!!!

Theresa said...

Karen this is fabulous! What a great interpretation!

About Me.... said...

wow! Awesome card!! I have never tried tea bag folding, but you sure have it down. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing. blessings. Renee

The Rubber Maid said...

Wow Karen, that is fabulous. You picked up that quilt pattern and just photo copied it into a card. I love how you certainly did that challenge head on. Awesome. Pat

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow what a fab car and love the gorgeous bedpread I also do patchwork and am stunned by the beauty of this one
ugs Jacqui x

Nancy said...

OMGoodness...your teabag folding is exquisite! Beautiful card! Love the quilt too. Hoping I have time to play with that challenge this week; I have lots of Flourishes stamps, just need to figure out the inspiration. :)

CraftyC said...

What a gorgeous card and a great interpretation!
Clairex

Janine said...

Absolutely amazing Karen... Such a beautiful take on the bedspread!! FAbulous!

Sharon said...

This is brilliant Karen. I love teabag folding although I don't do it very often. The quilt is beautiful and the card represents it perfectly.
I have another little something for you on my blog!
Sharon

Carolyn King said...

wow..how cool....and very clearly inspired by the quilt! Great job!

angeljakki said...

Wow! what a card and the bed spread is really nice to x

Tina said...

Wow Karen i love your card, it has been so very long since i did any teabag folding... i love the stitching you did, and sweetie i have to say, the quilt is just absolutely stunning.... it looks so beautiful and very warm which i know you need at this time of the year.. Crafty Hugs Tina xx

Shirley said...

How creative and your card is just beautiful!!