Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Crazy quilt metal tag

Tim Holtz's September tag features a "cool industrial faux riveted metal look" that has been part of his recent class "Heart & Soul" as well as shown in his 2nd Compendium of Curiosities book.  His tutorials are clear and concise; his photos and videos easy to understand.

Every time I see this technique I immediately think of a crazy quilt and all the different stitching techniques that can be found around the fabric patches.  I tried to replicate the look of the crazy quilt by using sewing stitches around my metal tape pieces.  A little bit of faux lace at the edge adds a nice border.

Tim's stamp sets:  Haberdashery, Artful Flight

Ranger:  Jet Black archival ink; Watermelon, Raspberry, Sunset Orange, Clover, Stream, Purple Twilight, Espresso, Ginger alcohol inks; Inkssential Foil Sheets; Walnut Stain distress ink; Brushed Pewter, Antiqued Bronze, Tarnished Brass, Picket Fence distress stains

TH/Sizzix:  Vintage Lace alterations strip die, Sewing Room Bigz die

Advantus:  Grungeboard

Misc. gold cording, chipboard alpha letters, gold Sharpie, ribbons

Can't wait to look at all the inspiration that others have linked to Tim's blog!


  1. Cool tag! Love the quilt theme, it turned out fantastic!

  2. Great idea to patchwork this tag... love your colors too... they're super on the metal!

  3. I really love this. Love the colors, love the stitching!

  4. Of course it looks like a crazy patch quilt! Now why didn't I see that, lol. Great inspiration for your tag. Love it.