Monday, September 1, 2014

ODBD September Release

Sew...I hope everyone is ready for this month's new release at Our Daily Bread Designs! We're keeping you in stitches with lots of sewing and quilting themed projects. As a pun lover, I could get carried away with this theme, but I'll try to contain myself for now!  Don't want to keep you on pins and needles, so will tell you all about the chance to win some gift certificates for new goodies! :-)

Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers' blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website. You have until September 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments! The winners will be posted on the ODBD blog on September 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


For my first project, I punched out 16 one inch squares then paper pieced them over grid paper to form this quilted star pattern for my card background.  I had 8 of the coral color and 4 each of two different designer papers from the new Soulful Stitches Collection.  Aren't those peach and sage green colors so heavenly?!  I then ran it through my Big Shot and embossed it to give it the illusion of fabric.  Then came the fun part!  Creating a little sewing collage with embellishments that I've been hoarding for that perfect time.  When Kelley shared what was in the new release, I was so thrilled I could finally use some of them!  The sentiment is from the Quilts stamp set in the new release.



For my second project, I again went with a quilted background look - this time with a star burst
pattern - to highlight this great sentiment. Love the fonts!  I cut a rectangle (4" x 1 1/2") from 4 different patterned papers, than cut each one diagonally to form the elongated triangles.  I adhered them to grid paper starting with the two center triangles.  Looks difficult, but is very easy to do! 

There are more release goodies that you don't want to miss, so be sure and check out all of the other designers' blogs!  You can visit via the ODBD blog or you can click on their blog links below:

 Chris * Grace * Julie * Cathy * Lori * Sandee * Dawn * Paula * Lisa 
Silke * Wanda * Angie * Sabrina * Audrey

34 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wanda, both of your amazing cards have me drooling!!! I can't decide which I love more! Both techniques are flawless and I love your finishing touches on both! Wow!! HUGS!!!

Grace said...

Wanda both your cards are just beautiufl!!! Love how you did your patchwork star and how perfectly you embellished your cards... both are wonderful!!!

JoAnn said...

Your cards are gorgeous Wanda. I love the soft colors and patterns in the papers. Love the quilted look. Thanks for sharing the tip to cut the pieces for the star burst card.

Lora said...

Wanda, your cards are absolutely lovely! Very creative! Thank you!

Regina Hamilton said...

Your cards are amazing. The quilted star is my favorite, it has such beautiful details.

lisa808 said...

Pretty quilting! And, I love the scissors on the first card. What a perfect embellishment.

Conniecrafter said...

Both have beautiful quilted looks to them, your embellishing is so pretty on the first, and love your starburst stitched on the second with the crocheted flower!

Cathymac said...

Teeee-heeeee…I sew loved reading your introduction, Wanda! And I sew love both release projects! The stitching and the quilt patterns on both are gorgeous! Your embellishments are over the top beautiful and perfectly enhance your projects! Have a fabulous Labor Day! Hugs!

laughingstamper said...

Your quilted cards are so pretty Wanda!!! Love the texture you created on the first one and those embellishments are da bomb!!!

laughingstamper said...

My dog just attacked me with toys so I had to amuse him but I am back to say that the second card is amazing too! Your work is so pretty!

Shelia said...

Oh the quilting on these two cards is beautiful. WOW!!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh Wanda! I am totally in love with your quilt card! Stunning! And the sewing on your second card blows me away! One day I will get brave enough to do that!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning use of the papers to create the beautiful quilt and starburst! Wonderful way to showcase the release this month!

Becky said...

So much creativity here in both creations. I can only wish that someday I could find that ability to create such lavish things.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Wanda, sweet lady, you have done it again! Your cards are simply amazing! Love the quilt look and the layouts....awesome! Hus and blessings, Sabrina

Audrey Ann said...

Oh my goodness - Wanda your beautiful creations have blown me away! Your first card design is amazing - not only is the background gorgeous but so is your wonderful array of sewing and floral elements. Stunning!! And your second card is also gorgeous - love them both!!
Hugs,
Audrey

Jean Bullock said...

I love the quilted backgrounds you created. The embellishment clusters and color scheme of both cards are delightful. Well done.

Sue D said...

Fabulous--I like the embellishments and the texture on the first one.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your cards are stunning Wanda!! I just love the embossing and the patchwork star on the first and the use of paper, patchwork design, embellishing, and stitching on the second. Gorgeous!!
hugs,
Chris

Greta said...

Beautiful colors & designs--love these!

Rose said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors and the piecing effect. Very creative.

Saints Rule! said...

Love the colors you chose Wanda! And the spray that resembles a quilt... so pretty! But always love your projects! Beautifully done!

Pamela Haskin said...

Wanda, your cards are lovely! I especially like your paper-pieced quilt. Very inspiring.

DebR said...

Oh how beautiful...
Such details with the stitching and quilt pattern.

Dawn said...

Wanda... Beautiful samples!!! I LOVE the texture of the first and so clever with the star burst of the second! Fabulous in every way!

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful projects, Wanda. I love the colors you chose.

Becky said...

These are beautiful Wanda. Such beautiful colors.

texsun said...

WOW! Outstanding projects. Thanks for the inspiration.
Marjorie from TX
m.brundagetx at yahoo dot com

StampinCatMom said...

Ooooo, I'm in love with the apricot colors here! Soft, sweet, and just lovely!!

Lura said...

Yum! I really needed to see these a few months ago when I was struggling with a card for a quilter friend. There is always the future though.

E. Marie said...

What a gorgeous color combination on your cards. Love the quilted look, too.

Silke Ledlow said...

Wanda...WOWZER...these are two gorgeous cards! Love the quilted look on both! Hugs, ~S~

Andrea La Vigne said...

Both great cards, but your second one really caught my eye! Love the colors & the quilted look with the stitching. Tfs!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wow, Wanda! Your paper pieced quilt is beautiful and your stitched sunrise shape is amazing! Love them both!