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Papertrey July release - Quilter's Sampler

This was a great release - I love so many parts of all the sets this month (yes, even the owls...) In this post, I want to share my projects made with the Quilter's Sampler set...


When Nichole showed us the Quilter's Sampler set, I picked out this particular sentiment because it's one that just really describes family - my family - so well. It reminds me of everything our family has gone through and the support and love that we have for each other. Our lives are truly like a quilt - put together with so much love and care and even when things are not perfect it still goes together.

The log cabin quilt is one of my favorites and so I included in my scrapbook page project. I loved punching and piecing the quilt squares in the barn raising design. It brought me back to working on some of my own quilts and the sense of satisfaction I have when I have a whole quilt top put together and can see the results of the original vision in my head (and actually that is the same feeling I get when I finish a paper project too...)


I am a quilter as well as a paper crafter and have made many quilts and quilty projects. I can spend hours reading quilt books, browsing in quilt shops looking at the patterns and colors and feeling the textures of the fabric. In my former life (before I became a mom and while I was in high school and college) I worked for a fabric store, my official position being fabric specialist! One of my favorite parts of my job was helping choose fabrics for quilt projects. There's nothing better than stacks of fabrics and the dream of the quilt that is going to be made! I am particularly partial to scrap quilts (my own collection of fabrics reflects this!) and so when I worked on my projects with this set I colored my blocks to reflect the different shading that happens when putting a scrappy quilt together. The block in this card project is the ribbon star (friendship star is another name) - another favorite of mine.

If you haven't already, stop by Mish's blog and read this post. I love her story about being inspired by her visit to the quilt shop and the projects that she created are beautiful!

Make sure to stop by the Papertrey gallery to see all of the wonderful projects that the design team created for this release. I will be back with more about my other projects later!