Sunday, March 14, 2010

Baby Quilts

Do you ever have an absolute compulsion to use up your scraps? I had so many strips of white paper that my folder of white scraps wouldn't fit in my accordian storage anymore. I simply had to do some spring cleaning.

I was trying to figure out what to do when I started mindlessly weaving the strips but they looked so boring! I then swapped out some of the white for blue and red strips I had on the table. The colour combo looked nice but I couldn't figure out what to do with it. I then noticed a card front I'd made at a class to look like a patch-work quilt and decided that the weaving did the same thing. I still didn't have an idea for embellishing though so I swapped out the red for green to make a baby quilt. I then used my labels one to give it a shape and ran the card front through my Swiss Dots to make the blanket look like the Minky Blankets that my son loves. What a simple card for one that I played with on and off all day! I liked the effect though so I made a pink one really quick as a thank you to an aunt that quilts. I like this one better.

This is really quick idea that I'll probably make a bunch of just because it is a pretty way of using up bits.

The stamps are SU - So Many Scallops that I received from Trish in the Canadian Images Swap. I really like this set. Thanks Trish!

These cards meet the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Going Dotty
Cute Daisy May - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant
- Spring (Babies and flowers are spring-like and so are the colours used)
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Spots and Dots


  1. Very neat way to use scraps! I really like these, they are eye catching!

  2. What great weaved cards!! Thanks so much for playing along with us on TPE!!

  3. These cards are wonderful!! So perfect for babies and super way to use up scraps. I'm going to have to give it a try! Great job on the "dotty" challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us at Creative Card Crew this week.

  4. Lovely card, fab weaving. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Hugs Suzi xx

  5. Great use of Scraps, love the weaving and the colours, thank you for playing along at CDM this week, Hugs Avril xxxx

  6. Very original, lovely colours. Thanks so much for playing along at CDM. Hugs