Saturday, April 28, 2012

Calendar Girls-Barn Quilt Card

 It is the 28th, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers. 

Terry came up with our April Theme:
What is a Barn Quilt? A barn quilt is an 8 foot by 8 foot replica of a quilt block made of plywood and hung on the side of old barns here in Wisconsin. There are hundreds throughout the state and I love seeing them up close and personal. Here are some examples (the first picture I pass every day):

Note by Barb--Since I too live in Wisconin, I love Barn Quilts. 
My challenge to you is to use one of the following quilt blocks to create this month’s card:

The first three options scared me, but I really liked the fourth one.  So, off I went to look for patterned paper that I thought looked like a quilt fabric.  I recently got a 6x6 pack of Stampin’ Up paper of last years in colors and thought that was perfect.  It took awhile to play with the sizes of the patchwork to make it fit the cardstock, but I really like the way it turned out.  The stamp set I used saw ink for the first time, though I have had it for a few years. I got it at a stamp convention at a booth that specializes in Iris Folds and had many templates to choose from.  Note-those templates too have yet to be used.  I think this sentiment is perfect for this wonderful group of friends--though some feel they never age........................... right Jeanette?  I am so blessed to have a wonderful group of ladies I have met--some in real life and others only virtually--and I call them my Friends!

Image/Sentiment—Dreamers Designs Quilts

Cardstock—Gina K White; Stampin’Up Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, In Colors Patterns Pack

Ink—SU Concord Crush

Accessories—Concord Velvet Ribbon; Peach Buttons with Bakers Twine; Peach Brads

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit.   I am sure you will enjoy all of the quilting creations. All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!


Athina said...

So cute. I love quilts! Beautiful colors.

Carol W said...

Holy Hana girlfriend you rocked this challenge...I love, love, love your card and sentiment. You are so darn clever and I absolutely love the colors you chose and the, wow, wow, is all I can say...two thumbs up for sure on this...great job Barb, I am so grateful that I have met you and you are a part of my life through stamping...I am truly blessed....♥

Terry said...

Wow Barb....your card is AWESOME!!!

I love the colors you used, the look great together!! I love the buttoms and the brads and the sentiment is perfect!! I love everythng about this card!

Great job Barb ☺ I love it!

Terry said...

Hmmmmm.....I meant buttons ☺ LOL!

Michelle said...

Wow...its beautiful! I love it. Great embellishemts and sentiment.

:: BlueInks :: said...

You so made that sketch work! I tried and I think it looks easier than at first glance!!!

I love the DP and how you used three shades of the same pattern.

The sentiment was made for this challenge, that you did so well on!!!

djones said...

Your card is wonderful! I love the colors and put them together so well. The brads, ribbon and buttons add just the right touch. And the sentiment tops off the card perfectly.

~Paola~ said...

aww Barb!..where to start??
I absolutly *ADORE* your gorgeous quilted card!! Love everything about it, from your perfectly selected d/p to the corners accessorized orange trios that makes this card pop even more.
The cherry on the top is the perfect sentiment you added to your
already wonderful creation...
I must BEG for some of it soon!
This card is top notch all the way home baby!!! ♥

Darlene said...

What a wonderful card, Barb! I really like your color choice, it is deep and rich, and the sentiment is perfect, even though I myself am not aging any longer LOL
What a great challenge for this month and everyone did such a great job on it!

MiamiKel said...

Wow, this is a beauty, Barb - perhaps the most dazzling cards I've seen you make yet! The colors are so bold and fun - beautiful color palette and a fun design - wonderfully made! Blessings to you! xoxo

Tracie said...

I love quilts too! If only I could set some time aside to do some!

Heather B said...

Wow! I saw the card and thought "wow" and then I saw the inspiration and thought "WOW!!!" Never heard of barn quilts, but how cool!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Awesome card, Barb! Love your quilt pattern...just fantastic!! Love, love, love the perfect for this card!!!