23 February 2014

Two cosy quilts.

Hi there!

My first memories of a quilt goes back a long long time.

My aunt made me and my 2 sisters each one a quilt... using pieces of fabric left over from dresses she made for others. Most of it she did without a sewing machine... yes by hand! Needless to say, my quilt is a possession very dear to my heart! We always had so much fun, trying to remember from  which dress every piece of fabric came.

My 2 cards today look a lot different than my usual style... I just felt like doing something different and covered the total card surface with pattern... and patterned paper.



The pattern is a quilt template downloaded from the internet and converted to a cutting file for my Silhouette.
Edited: I had a few enquiries about where I found the pattern...  you can find it HERE !

The different colors  used gives a whole different feel to each card!


My card will be entered to the challenge at Curtain call :


                                                  


Thanks for visiting today!




16 comments:

zub momi said...

Beautiful!

Sue said...

WOW! These are gorgeous Hannelie. I love the patchwork effect design and wonderful colours.
I used to do patchwork with my Great-Gran when I was very young and have fond memories of cutting and sewing shapes from a variety of materials. I think that may be when my love craft and using beautiful patterns began.
Sue xx

Anita in France said...

What treasures those quilts must be, Hannelie, they sound so special! Your cards are gorgeous ... one cool and subtle, the other bold and vibrant ... and both so fabulous! Anita :)

Dot said...

Quilt is a piece of art work, so many hours....
Love your cards today, so similar and so different,
hugs Dorte

Petra Swart said...

Hi, vrou, hoop jy't 'n lekker naweek gehad!!
Joe, dit is regtig anders as jou gewone styl, ne, maar net 'n bewys hoe ver jou vermoens strek!! Ek bly terugrol om weer na albei te kyk en te probeer besluit watter een vir my die mooiste is, maar dis onmoontlik om te kies (alhoewel die helder rooi op die 2de een vir my nogal die ding doen!!) Dit is regtig besonders, vrou en ideaal vir die kwilt tema. Regtig twee puik stukkies werk!! Wel gedaan!
Groete

Bobby said...

What a fabulous design. It's nothing like the quilting I do but so unique. Good for you for doing something different. You and that Silhouette are doing wonderful work.

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...both of your cards are just stunning! Beautiful cards that look like fabulous quilts. Love them both!

Barb Ghig said...

This style may be different than your usual, but both cards are just beautiful, Hannelie! I love the patterned papers you chose and lovely colors...but mostly, I love that it brought back such fond memories for you! Really great job stepping out of your comfort zone!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic Hannelie, thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Curtain Call!

Karen B said...

Wow Hannelie, these are so striking. What a clever idea........so different from your normal style but gorgeous.

Karen x

Ellasnana said...

These are absolutely WONDERFUL! Would you share where you found the quilt pattern on the internet?
Carolyn

Marlena M. said...

Wow Hannelie~these two look time consuming but gorgeous, just like a true quilt.

byheleng said...

So beautiful! What a creative idea to convert your quilt picture into Silhouette Cutting files! Thanks for the inspirations :)

Geri said...

Wow! Changing up the colors and the patterns really does change the feel of the cards...one quite vintage, the other quite retro!

Love your creativity!

shirley-bee said...

This is so striking, Hannelie! I love the mix of pattern and colour outlined in white.

Karen D said...

These cards are so striking Hannelie. I love the pattern and the patterned paper you have used.
I have had my Silhouette for a week, you have really inspired me to learn to use it.