A little Country Christmas...

I so love quilting.  I have fond memories of my grandmother's quilts.  I keep thinking at some point, I will pick up the hobby.  I have a few hurdles....one I look at my paper wall and think how much that would cost in fabric!  Two, I am doing good to sew buttons on or a simple stitch on a card...let alone a whole quilt!  So for now, I quilt with my paper!  I created a set of twenty of these cards for a local fundraiser.  By the time, I finished...I was thinking maybe I should have done a quilt!  I am not certain that fabric squares would take much longer than my paper squares!  I finished out the inside as well.

My card was created with mostly retired products.  I so loved the Pear & Partridge Collection by Close To My Heart, that I had saved all my little scraps.  I turned those scraps into these cards! After finishing the quilt blocks, I felt the cards needed a little bit more.  I cut out some snowflakes with the Cricut Artiste Collection and added them to the top of the quilts.  Fingers crossed, that they bring in a nice donation for the family in need.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Cricut Artiste Collection (now available in digital form!)
C1379 Holiday Commentary-Retired
D1694 Very Merry-Retired
Cranberry Cardstock-Retired
Colonial White Cardstock-Retired
Pear & Partridge Pattern Paper-Retired
Cranberry Ink-Retired
Quilt Block Die-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge-Anything Goes w/a sentiment
Crimbo Crackers-Anything Christmas Goes
Cute N Crafty Christmas-Anything Goes
Fab N Funky Challenges-Christmas
Heart 2 Heart-All About the Cricut
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Stitch It
Sweet Stampin Christmas-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. What a beautiful card, love the patchwork and the lovely colours, thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab’n’Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  2. Beautiful card, love the quilt pattern and the beautiful papers, very effective!
    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.

  3. Love this. I love the colours and the quilted affect, so pretty! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H

  4. Beautiful quilted card! I totally need to start working on my holiday cards! Thank you for the inspiration and joining us at Heart 2 Heart!

  5. Oh wow! This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your artwork!

    Thank you so much for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

    H2H Moderator

  6. So very pretty! Congratulations on earning Perfect Attendance in September @ Heart2Heart Challenges!


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