Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cards

It's that time of year...do you still send Christmas cards through the post?  Store bought or hand made?
In the current (Winter 2013) issue of the Canadian Quilter, I invite quilters to make a few hand made ones for friends and family, okay, if you have a very long list, that is not practical, but you may have a quilting friend or two that you would like to surprise with one.


These cards are seen in the article and now will be making their way to a few mailboxes out there


I made this batch of cards yesterday


The snowflakes (cut from coffee filters) are sandwiched between tulle and cotton, batted, quilted, trimmed and then stitched on top of a purchased blank card.  While they may look similar, no two are exactly the same. 



14 comments:

Lara said...

Very beautiful cards!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

They are beautiful!!

Robbie said...

These are so lovely! I've not thought of doing that for family or friends! Hope I remember for next year! My cards are already sent out for this year. Sure could save some $$'s doing this.

Kim said...

How beautiful, isn't there a way the person receiving that card could hang that lovely ornament on their tree?

Merry Christmas and Happy Sewing

Sherri D said...

Between your lovely cards and Kim's comment, I've gotten an idea to make simple quilted ornaments, like stockings, and put them on a blank card with a bit of rubber cement so they could be taken off and hung on the tree. Or something like that. :)

Either way…being iced in her tomorrow for sure, and maybe more days, I could do something like this! I'd try the snowflakes, but my flake making skills are horrible. lol

marsha said...

great idea

landscapelady said...

I love your snowflakes! And the card idea. I made some fabric postcards with a Christmas theme this year for special friends and now want to try the snowflakes, but alas I have so many projects on my plate - this goes on the to do list though. Do you have patterns anywhere for cutting them out?

cottonreel said...

I'm not a big fan of handmade cards but your cards sound delightful .
It's when I receive a card with a cut out from last years cards that I frown.

cottonreel said...

Thank you for your reply .
I did receive a great handmade card 2 yrs ago .
It was a card blank with a bird cut out as the front. The sender had made a log cabin sq,.in red brown white shades and placed it behind the cut out . It really did look good .

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Those are gorgeous!! I use to make over 90 handmade cards. Not anymore. Makes me sad though as I always enjoyed doing it. Maybe next year. :)

Createology said...

Jill your cut out snowflakes are stunning. Then to have quilted them and made cards is brilliant. You and your creative spirit are always such an inspiration. Thank you! December Delights Dear...

Glenda said...

So, so crisp and fresh looking! A wonderful project.

Diane J. Evans said...

What a wonderful way to say "Merry Christmas" with a touch of Jill! These are so beautiful -- I just keep wishing that I lived in Canada so I could buy this magazine. They're lucky to have you as a contributor -- you inspire!

Diane

Maggie R said...

Such a beautiful way to use coffee filters.
The cards are so pretty
Thanks for sharing
Hugs
Maggie

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