Thursday, March 3, 2011

Singing for You

Paper piecing seems to be the hot challenge right now. Today I am playing along with the Paper Piecing challenge on MFW and Yvonne Yam's guest blogger Laurel Seabrook's fussy cutting and paper piecing challenge!  If you are new to paper piecing or even an experienced diva, you should pop on over to this post and check out Laurel's time saving tips (plus, join in her challenge!).

Besides the sweet paper pieced bird, I decided to do some quilting.  Isn't quilting true piecing?  Did you see the quilted card tutorial over on SCS?   The blocks in the latest CPS sketch, #207 called out to me to quilt.  Oh how I wish I could create a fabric quilt as fast as these paper ones :>)
Yay, it's almost Friday!!!
Details:  Stamps - Harold's ABCs (Lawn Fawn) and I Love You (We R Memory Keepers), PP - Circa 1954 (Cosmo Cricket), CS - Cream & Black (PTI), Ink - Tuxedo Black (Momento), and a square punch.

P.S.  How fun are Lawn Fawn stamps?!!!   I created the sentiment using Harold's ABCs.  I won this set from the Lawn Fawn blog and LOVE it.  This is my first Alpha set where there are multiples of the letters, which makes it soooo much easier to spell out whatever you want and stamp it all at once.  Now if only I could spell...I realized after I stamped Birthday that I had left off the H :>)  Oh well, it was a good thing I was going for all over the place with the letters to begin with!


  1. Oh cute, cute, cute, love that little guy!

  2. This is adorable! Love the singing birdie. And the quilting! You have so much patience! :)

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Laurel's challenge.

  3. Super super cute, and LOVE that quilting.

  4. I am uber impressed with your paper quilting skills! You know I love Lawn Fawn and recently used the set you sent me for Christmas...just can't post yet until Paper Crafts turns them down. LOL

    Since I've been home with kids for the last 7-8 years my spelling and grammar skills have deteriorated.

  5. Such a sweet card. Love the old-fashioned feel with the quilter's squares!

  6. Super cute!! Great job with the CPS sketch this week! ♥♥♥

  7. Your quilting looks amazing, Julie! WOW! Awesome card and design! Have a great weekend:)

  8. Hey Julie! Thanks for entering the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the stampy fun! :)

  9. Very tweet! Beautiful quilting!

  10. LOL Glad you were able to save your uber cute creation! You could've also made the 't' into a 'd' for bird day ;o)

    I wish I could create a paper quilt much less a fabric one! I bet it would take me the better part of a day! lol Just figuring out the measurements and what not. Challenged? Why yes! I am ;o)