A blog hop and some quilts
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Women in Our Lives - Blog Hop

The Art With Heart Team today celebrates the Women in our Lives, with a blog hop to remind us of those women who have shaped (or continue to shape) our lives.

Who is the Art with Heart Team & What is a Blog Hop?

The Art with Heart team consists of over 80 Stampin’ Up! demonstrators across Australia. We have a great team forum and heaps of support from like minded demonstrators. If you’d like to become part of this fun team just email me for more details.

The blog hop is a monthly event, on the last day of every month. There are 14 stops today, and you may have just come from Nicole Rouillon’s blog or you might be starting here.  At the end of each post there will be a link to take you to the next stop on the tour. 

If you leave a comment on each and every blog and then email Nikki at nikki@inkyart.com.au, your name will be put into the hat to win some beautiful blog candy. There is a deadline of 72 hours to leave your comments and only non SU! demos are eligible to win the candy - although we'd love all visitors to leave some comments please.

Now, about those “Women in MY Life” . . .

Since the Australasian Quilting Convention is on in Melbourne right now, and I spent ALL DAY Thursday there, being awe-inspired, I thought it very appropriate to celebrate all the quilt-makers and patch-workers in my life.

Quilt Block cards a

I have chosen to make three quilt-block cards, including a log-cabin quilt block, pinwheel block and an appliqué inspired block.

Friendship Pinwheel Quilt block card

The Friendship Pinwheel card uses Green Galore and Gable Green card and ink, a super-cute button from the Button Latte collection,  Friendship stamp from Think Happy Thoughts stamp set and floral background is from Vintage Vogue stamp set.

Friendship Pinwheel Quilt block card a

I have mounted the pinwheel on Whisper White textured card to replicate the texture of the calico or Aida cloth often used in quilting.

Sweet Hearts Quilt Block card

The appliqué inspired “Sweet Hearts” card has no stamping at all, but uses the very delicious Tea Party Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! I have made “patchwork” borders and punched out the appliqué hearts.

Sweet Hearts Quilt Block card a

My Embrace Life Log Cabin Block card is made in Lavender Lace, Lovely Lilac & Elegant Eggplant card and ink, using three of the floral images from Pocket Silhouettes stamp set and greeting from Embrace Life Stamp Set.

Embrace Life Log Cabin Quilt Block card

I have also used my favourite scallop oval, scallop circle and circle punches from SU!

Embrace Life Log Cabin Quilt Block card a

Quilt block patterns make a great sketch for a cardfront, and I hope you have found these inspiring.  Thank you mum, several aunties, two sisters, two sisters-in-law, my two quilting friends Vickie & Elizabeth and my brand new mother-in-law whom I only met three weeks ago, for being collectors of beautiful fabrics and for shaping them into treasured gifts.

Remember : Blessed are the piecemakers, as they shall inherit the quilts!

The next stop on the blog hop is the very creative Ros Davidson.

 Have a nice journey, and don’t forget to leave comments for everyone!