Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pick A Petal Quilt Square

Hi Stamping Friends!

My 11 yo daughter is a member of a girls group where their main goal is to give to others.  During the winter, they used the Nifty Knitter to make knit hats to give to the shelters around our area.  Their current project is to make quilts to give to homes of unwed mothers.  Funny thing about this project is, I don't sew!  I don't knit either, but we were not a part of the group yet and even if we had been, my daughter does know how to knit, so she would have been fine with the project.

For the quilt, each of the girls had to design one quilt square and then replicate it 10 times.  Then each girl traded with all the other girls, so each girl ended up with one quilt square from each person.  Since I only know stamping, I decided that my daughter should stamp on her quilt squares.  I chose the Pick A Petal set, because it makes the cutest flower and the image is big and bold.  Each one of these quilt squares is 7x7 and will end up to make a 6x6 block (using a 1/2" seam).

Here's her square:

Didn't she do a great job?!  Here's a bunch of her squares laid out on the fabric that we are using to make the quilt.

I kind of wish we could use all of her squares!  We also had to make an "extra" square that had to be different than the other 10 we made.  So this is the odd square that we made.

I just love how versatile the Pick A Petal set is!  I used the Craft Ink from Stampin' Up!  I just heat set it after we were down.  I did not test it in the washer, but other stampers told me it would be fine.  Let's hope they are right! 

I didn't know which colors to buy of the craft ink.  I just knew that we wanted a yellow flower with some green leaves.  So I bought So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, and Green Galore.  The So Saffron and Certainly Celery were my first choice, but they were way too light.  The Summer Sun turned out more orange than I had imagined and the Green Galore was much brighter than I had anticipated.  I wished I had also ordered Yo-Yo Yellow and Gable Green, just to see what they would have looked like.  You just don't know how the Craft Inks are going to look, especially on fabric.  Fortunately, the colors look adorable with the fabric that we chose.  And it really doesn't matter, because the other girls squares don't match our fabric at all!  :)  But since SU! is all about matching, it's hard not to want that!  I'll update you when we finally get the quilt made.  We will be getting some help with that!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping (and Quilting!)


Dawnmarie said...

That is so cute!! I love the fabric you're using with it as well.

HeathersHobby said...

How cute! I love the way it turned out.

Trina Caraway said...

Your daughter did a fantastic job! And I really like that dragonfly!

Melissa said...

It turned out so cute! I like both designs. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Heidi Baks said...

Wow, those are great! Good job!