Sunday, September 22, 2013
Quilt Holiday card
There are so many different Quilt Tutorials on the web and different ways to make the patterns. I saw a couple of designs on Pinterest I liked and then just played around with different patterned papers. I still find myself sitting at my craft desk turning the triangles different directions trying to get them to work. I will say one thing about trying a Quilt design they are frustrating, and I am sure it really is not as difficult as I am making out to be.
First I only have a 1¼” square punch so my design might be a little bigger than someone else’s. I trimmed a white cardstock 5” X 5”, then I punched out 16 squares, 8 from a white cardstock and 4 from green glitter cardstock and 4 from the striped patterned cardstock. Emboss the white squares in a folder of your choice.
Next, you will need to cut the 4 green squares and 4 patterned squares in half , point to point and 4 of the white squares, leaving you with 4 white squares for the corners.
I trimmed a white piece of cardstock 5” X 5” which is slightly larger than your four squares across. I planned on trimming my finished design down so I could frame it. Lightly tape your white cardstock on a cutting mat that has a grid so you can align the pattern correctly.
Now here comes the challenging part. At the top of paper glue on a white corner, then add a patterned triangle, glue on the next patterned paper under it and the add 2 white triangle then the green pieces and finally the white square corner. Continue this until pattern is complete.
Good Luck and may the force be with you, or at least a nice glass of wine.