Monday, 15 October 2012

A Sampler Quilt

Just over a week ago I was happily scrapping with 14 lovely ladies at The Second Green Buttons' Retreat (the Remix).  We had a weekend of crafting and chatting and chocolate :o)   I gave a quick class on stitching with templates and happily listened while others shared their expertise.  Ruth showed us three brilliant ways to use up our scraps and I knew straight away that this was a technique I could use for the first challenge of the month over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog: to take inspiration from a quilt. 

Layout - Bad Hair Day? - Jimjams

What's more I have finally made a start with the photos from our 2004 Florida holiday!  We all look so young (and thin) in the pictures ... my diet has restarted with a vengeance!  Not that I'm in this particular photo - there were only four wigs to try on so I stayed safely behind the camera!

Layout Detail - Stitching, brads and stamping

The scraps are from my October Counterfeit Kit (OK I know I haven't shared any pages made with the kit yet, but this was a scraps class) with the addition of some Polka Dot Bazzill, Sizzlits Trixie die-cut title, Studio G stamps and a few brads.  I used this lovely sketch from The Sampler Kit Club's September Challenge too:


If you are inspired by a quilt pattern then please do link up over at the CKCB - check back soon for the pages I made which created these scraps!!

15 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

Love how all the colours work so well....it's always good to get new ideas for scraps.

Lesley G said...

Very nice Jemma, you have far more patience than me although I do need to get my sewing machine out to repair DD's school bag...

Sian said...

It's a beautiful technique! Funny, I got a piece of fabric in a kit on Friday and I tore a picture out of a magazine on Saturday which looked a little like this, with buttons and scraps, which I thought I could use as inspiration. I love the idea of bringing quilting and scrapbooking together. Piecing together the past, eh?

Margie said...

I love this, so many great colors!

humel said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Jemma :) Love the vibrant colours against the white, and the mathematical pattern of the scraps :)

Nancy Keslin aka Homesclscrapper said...

such a great technique. the sewing is fabulous. thanks for playing with us at the sampler.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Great looking layout! Love how you did the stitching!

alexa said...

I am admiring that long patterned strip, Jemma - great use of papers. Are you taking Shimelle's new class?

One Scrap Happy Momma said...

Love that layout! Great use of scraps.

Lizzie said...

This is a Cool page! I love what you have done with the little patches of paper, the matching brads etc. The photo made me laugh!

Julia said...

Love this layout!!

CoventryAnn said...

Loving the use of scraps, fabulous LO.

S said...

Totally cute page - and that photo is hilarious.

Missus Wookie said...

I love the straight lines of stitching against the scraps pattern. Great photo and yeah for being young - no comment on the skinny :lol:

Heather Landry said...

Thank you so much for playing along with The Sampler challenges! I really love the stitching. Your layout really looks quilted. Very cool.