My mother-in-law and sister-in-law have birthdays this month. MIL quilts, and SIL likes quilts, so I pulled out PTI's Quilter's Sampler set to make some cards.
I started with Old Rose and Khaki VersaColor inks, and added a bit of SU's Close to Cocoa as needed. I like the soft colors after all the rich fall colors I've been using lately. The cardstock is from PTI (not sure the name of the pink, though).
I made this one first and wasn't sure about the popping. Quilts, after all, aren't popped. The stitch stamp is from PTI's Faux Ribbon set, and the sentiment is from Birthday Basics. And see, it's a 3x3 grid, not 2x2, so I'm keepin' my promise. (Insert maniacal laugh!)
I like this one better. It's the recent Fall To Layout from the totally rockin' Clean and Simple Blog. Aligning all the quilt blocks was a pain, and you can see a few places that I bobbled. But the overall effect is pleasing to me, and I like the flatness of the quilt panel with the popping of the sentiment and the dimension of the button. This is a layout I will definitely use again.
Finally, a really clean and simple card and, of course, my favorite of the three. To make placement easier, I stamped the quilt blocks on scrap paper and punched them out with the coordinating 3/4" square punch. Then I could align them quite easily using a clear quilting ruler. Once the squares were glued down flat, I stamped the sentiment (another from PTI Birthday Basics).
Now for the give-away. I've got a selection of loose glitter and a few little miscellaneous goodies from my last purge ready to send out. All you have to do for a chance to win is tell me which of the three quilter cards you like best and why. Yes, I'm shamelessly fishing for compliments, but I'm feeling hormonally insecure at the moment. I'm sure you understand.
Comments will close on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at 9:47 pm EDST. Only one entry per person, please. Winner will be selected at random using an online random number generator.
Postscript I will have another give-away of a couple of small PTI sets courtesy of my friend Sue in South Carolina. Look for it toward the end of the week!