Thursday, November 22, 2012

Way Above Par Card

Yesterday started out pretty bleak, at least inside my head, and I didn't think I was going to be able to go to the last quilt guild meeting of the year; but, as the day went on the brain disorders' pain and pressure lessened and I ended up going and I'm so glad I did. We had a guest fibre artist, Michelle Dobrin, who is so talented we are all in awe of her creations. Here is her blog site: Check it out and she has an etsy site too where she sells her art.

She was telling us how she got started in quilting and it made me think back to when I started. My grandmother was a quilter and I've always wanted to quilt but never had the time. I sure had time after I had my brain surgery and wasn't able to go back to work so hubby told me I had the time, so do it. So I just started quilting about 9 or 10 years ago and I just made crazy quilts. The reason I made crazy quilts only is because, are you ready for this, I didn't know they made a 1/4" seam foot for the sewing machine. I honestly thought all these talented quilters could sew a 1/4" seam just by eyeing it! After joining the guild, and learning about that foot (and the walking foot), I started making pieced quilts. Truth be known, after a couple of years I was pretty much tired of taking material, cutting it up, and sewing it back together. So, I've never really done any patterns except "beginner" ones and I really haven't made that many quilts. Besides that, I'm a bit of a free spirit and I'm not crazy about making sure all the points are even, etc. Let's face it, I have a hard time following a card sketch so why I would I think I could follow a quilt pattern? I'll still make the odd pieced quilt because I have a lot of stash to use up but I'm moving on towards more artsy quilts and mixed media art. But, I still love playing with paint and paper and beads so I'll still be card making and scrapbooking too. Talk about the person who is "Jack of all trades, master of one" - that's me! Gee, I've rambled on more then I usually do so I'll just post the card now.

I picked up this stamp for $2.00 when the Paper Pickle downsized. This one is coloured with water colour pencils and then a wet paint brush blends the colours together. The inside of the card says "Hope your birthday is just like your golf game - Way Above Par! Used up some more paper from the stash and a peel-and-stick sentiment and it was done.

1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

I can only hope to find the ONE thing i'm good that i have my craft room and things are settling down we'll have to see.....Hugs! deb

Time to cook a turkey!!

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