April 28, 2012

Calendar Girls - April

It is time for the Calendar Girls from SCS to post their April projects.   Fun stuff!  

Terry, was our hostess for the month of April.   She put out a challenge for us all right.   It was to replicate a barn quilt.   A who?!   Oh my.   Remember, I am the girl that struggles with the Sew Easy and now I have to do something with a quilt?!  Hold my hand please....

Thankfully, Terry gave us some examples of barn quilts.  I have never seen a barn quilt in my life!  Who knew?!  They are so pretty.  There must be barn quilt software out there.  Why doesn't everyone in the country have a barn quilt? 

Our challenge was to create a card with one of four predetermined barn quilt layouts.   Okay, I'll put it out there again, I really cannot measure my way out of a paper bag {remember the two ticks past a three and so on?}.  How am I going to make quilt squares and triangles?  Please send a card kit....

I looked at the four examples and determined that the squares with strips would be the easiest.  Wrong.  Scrap that!  I ended up with another.   Then it took a totally different direction from a ladybug theme to Christmas.  Huh?  Yeah, well I gave up asking why, I just gotta get through this challenge!  LOL  

I was able to use two little gifts from previous card kits to complete the card.  Hopefully, I did not hack the challenge too much! 

Please be sure to check out the other barn quilt creations.  The Calendar Girls blog links are on the right sidebar.  Thanks, for stopping by!

I feel so countrified....Heck, if Lionel Richie can go country.....count me in!




Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Make it Monday





13 comments:

Delphine said...

I love your barn quilt creation! Great layout and I love the traditional colours! I wanted to thank you for visiting me from MIM, very kind of you! Have a great weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

Barb said...

Great card Tami--I love the colors and it is a perfect Christmas card!

Way to rock the challenge!

Carol W said...

Be still my heart....Tami...you created what I thought to be the hardest design in the group and you nailed it. Wow did you nail it..you make me believe that you truly have a seamstress deep down inside screaming PLEASE LET ME OUT SO I CAN PLAY...lol...you really did an amazing job with this (not that you don't with all the challenges) but this is truly a wow card. Great color choices and perfect embellies...I am so blessed to be with you in this group..♥

Terry said...

Yay Tami!! You did it....and did it very well!! As Carol said you picked the hardest quilt block to replicate and wow does it work!!

I love that you did a Christmas card too....the papers and your little stocking and the ribbon all go together great!

I am so sorry this was such a huge challenge for you but you passed with flying colors!! Awesome job, I really think you did a great job!! And....I think you do know how to measure ☺

Michelle said...

Awesome! What a great Christmas card...super idea. Love it.

djones said...

Sooo cute! Love the dots background...one of my faves! Your whole card goes together wonderfully. Love the Christmas ribbon and stocking! You're making a bunch of these to send out at Christmas right? :). Lionel went country?...having a hard time visualizing that!!

~Paola~ said...

yeahhh for a GREAT quilted card Tami! It has the *WOW* factor written all over it...U have truly captured the challenge hands down my dear....Love the red gingham d/p against the white dotted b/g...it really makes it pop...
well done w/ the cute charm and ribbon addition too...Yes, I too can see you making hoodles of perfectly quilted Christmas cards in the near future...♥

Shirley-anne said...

I see the connection , the likeness from the original to your creation .All I can say is that you NAILED BIG TIME !Fabulous Christmas card .Thanks for sharing the card and your humour on Make it Monday .

Darlene said...

Well, Tami, you ROCKED the quilt challenge!! I am also challenged to cut straight, no matter what type of paper cutter I try (sigh) so I really appreciate how pretty your card turned out! You really nailed this one. The Christmas colors are wonderful and bright! Great job on a tough challenge!!
Hugs!

MiamiKel said...

Oh wee, look at this Christmas country cutie! What a charming take on the quilt challenge - I think you did just fine finding your way out of the paper bag :) And I think I recognize some of your CHristmas embellies! *smile!* Lovely as always - just as you are to all of us x0x0

Melina said...

This is so pretty! Great card :)

Judy McMullen said...

Wow!Beautiful quilt card, Tami! Love this design. Love the textured background. It makes and beautiful Christmas card!!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I love the quilted look.