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I am a retired married mom of two grown boys & three grandchildren. I spend my free time crafting & creating new designs. Crafting is my therapy & it is a very rewarding gift.

Monday, October 18, 2010

MONDAY, ANOTHER NICE FALL DAY

Hello Everybody,
Well here it is the first day of the week, a cool but beautiful Fall day. Starting today through Friday, I will be posting a finished craft item one each day that I have made to sell in my sons auto repair showroom.
I will also post a brief explanation of what supplies needed to make each item & how I did it.
Now if you like this craft project & would love to give one as a gift or for yourself, but do not have the time to make it yourself, I will also be selling it here online.
Also, I would be very happy to make custom orders, such as in a different color, please contact me.
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So here is the first craft project of this week

I am calling it THE QUILLED QUILT IN A SHADOW BOX

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
A 5"x7" wood shadow box
Folk Art paint- Wicker White
Delta Ceramcoat- Nightfall Blue
Patterned paper that looks like fabric cut to 5 1/4"x 7 1/4" from Hot Off The Press
A contrasting 4 1/2" square paper for base to put the 4 blocks on from Scenic Route
4) 1 1/2" squares of white card stock for each quilled design
2) tiny buttons to match quilling
4 shades of blue quilling paper
2 shades of green quilling paper
A craft sewing machine with contrasting thread
The 4 quilt squared patterns that I used are from QUILLED CREATIONS QUILT BLOCK SAMPLER,I used different colors & mixed & matched the block designs, so it would be different than the original blocks
Some sand paper
glue of your choice, I used Aleenes cause it dries clear
Quilling tool, tweezers, quilling circle sizer ruler & scissors

First sand the shadow box, paint one coat white inside & out, let dry. Lightly sand, paint with blue, let dry, sand to distress along edges
Next quill each block design on each of the white card stock squares
Glue 2 buttons to the center of 2 blocks
Sew down center of the 4 1/2" square, then sew across from left to right to intersect, last sew around all sides to make a border.
Glue each block in between each sewn area
Glue the 4 1/2" on point centered on the background paper
Glue finished design to cardboard backing piece.
Make sure the glass in the frame is clean inside & out
Place finished design in frame & secure
That's it, Enjoy
Hope I will hear from you what you think  about this first project
Stop by tomorrow to see the next project that I will post on my blog.
Have a Wonderful & Blessed Day.
HUGS,
Dee

1 comment:

  1. Dee.. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quilling! One craft project I have never been able to master. Colors are great also.

    Sending you an email after I post this.

    Marie

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