Sunday, July 10, 2011

Moxie Fab World Beautiful Borders Challenge Card

I saw this challenge last week ( and knew exactly what I wanted to do. I've seen a bunch of quilted cards, mostly based on the Log Cabin quilt, and I thought that type of card was perfect for this challenge. I wanted to do a different pattern, and remembered that I have Carol Doak's 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks. The book comes with a CD with all the quilt block patterns and allows you to create whatever size block you want. For this challenge, I changed the black (normally 4") to 2 1/2". Then I made four and put them together to form the pattern.

Then I just played around with my Kraft Borders leaving some plain, some sponged but placed right on the quilt square base, and adhering some to another strip of paper and sponging over both. I really like the graphic nature of the card. The beauty of this design, and using quilt blocks as inspiration is that you could have taken the four blocks and put them together in different ways to make a number of different cards with different focal points, but I like the pinwheel pattern this creates. Hope the folks over at Moxie Fab World like it too!

CTMH Products Used:

Accessories: Kraft Borders

Exclusive Inks: Outdoor Denim, Ponderosa Pine, Garnet, Chocolate

Papers: Smokey Plum, Ponderosa Pine, Twilight, Outdoor Denim, Colonial White, Bamboo

1 comment:

  1. Hey Miriam! Thanks for linking this up to the Beautiful Borders challenge in the Moxie Fab World, Lorena! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)