Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Quilted retirement card

Hello everyone,

I'm sorry to have been absent for a while but I had a week of lots of things going wrong. First my computer went haywire. I had just switched it on and some windows updates were loading when the electricity supply went off. After it came back on, all I got was a black screen and no amount of coaxing would get me any further. A good friend came to the rescue and tried for a couple of hours before he had to take it away for more ministrations. The upshot was that he had to wipe the hard disc and start again so I lost everything on the hard drive. Lesson learned! I will back up my data regularly. I will, I will I will. I am slowly getting programmes re installed but it all takes time. Then the shower went wrong and we need a new one so I'm having to wash my hair in the bath like in the good old days. I tell you it has made me realise how lucky we are to have all these facilities, but if we ever lose power, more of our lives will be spent just doing the bare necessities.

On the up side, one of my friends retired on Friday and we went round for dinner on Saturday to help her celebrate. She wants to take up quilting now she has time so I bought her the Quilter's Bible and as my sewing skills leave much to be desired I quilted a card with paper. I saw the idea on Pinterest somewhere and came up with this


I cut 2cm squares out of 2 different patterned papers and 2 colours of card which I had embossed before cutting. I cut some squares in half to make up the pattern and stuck them onto a backing mat of card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to get a little surfing time in this week as things return to normal round here.

Hugs
Carol x

13 comments:

  1. FABULOUS! Carol. What a lovely paper quilt. Such pretty papers, too x

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  2. Oh Carol, I am so sorry about all your computer problems. Its kinda scary how much we use our computer. I could handle no tv but would hate it if the computer would go out. Your card is gorgeous and it looks like it was fun to make. The embossing is the icing on the cake.

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  3. As a patchworker I think your card is FABULOUS Carole...love your gorgeous colours and of course the patchwork design.

    Anne

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  4. A fabulous card Carol, your patchwork is beautiful. The colours are amazing. I hear your woes about the computer. My computer was pooched from a Virus last fall, even though I had McAfee, but I lost a whole summer of precious memories I didn't get back up yet.

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  5. This is a gorgeous quilt of a card. And, how appropriate for someone who will be spending some more time quilting. I can't sew worth beans, and admire anyone who can. The sewing you were inquiring about on my card--all done with a die--check out the Lil Inkers Stitched dies.

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  6. Wow, Carol, this is a brilliant design and flawless execution for your retiring friend! She will treasure it forever!!

    I've missed you and I'm sorry to hear about all your messes. Hope you have smooth sailing from now on!! (And great eye wrt Mopsy; he did indeed have a little family!)

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  7. Wow, what a brilliant and gorgeous card! This will mean so much to your friend as you have put so much work and thought into it! So envious of her - hope she has a very happy retirement!
    xx

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  8. Sorry to hear about so many things breaking down on you!
    Your card is gorgeous, Carol! I'm sure your friend will love it!

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  9. This is such a pretty card...I am a big fan of quilting cards...must give this one a try...

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  10. So effective. I tried this but just with squares, I love how you created a "real" quilt design.
    Linbyx

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  11. Beautiful quilted card. Quilt square designs make for great paper crafting designs too!

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  12. Oh my goodness! This card is just beautiful! I am sure your friend will be inspired to quilt just from your card! Or to take up paper crafting :) Nice work!

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Thanks,
Carol x

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