Welcome to Freebie Friday! Lately I’m really diggin’ the patchwork look. Not only does it remind me of the cozy quilts my grandma use to make, but there’s literally countless ways to create this simple design:
- Patterned paper scraps
- Die-cutted/Embossed squares
- Stamped squares
- Fabric squares
- Ribbon squares
And unlike a real quilt that can take hours, if not days, a paper ”quilt” can be made in just a few minutes. All you need in some fun product and a little imagination. Then you just “stitch” it all together!
Take Kim Kesti’s Thank You Squares Card above. As a paper crafter turned quilter, she showed off her love for both hobbies in this blog HERE.
Designer Genevieve Cassady’s Patchwork Thank You Card appears in our current September/October issue. She created her pretty patchwork by die-cutting cardstock squares and then stamping various patterns on them. With all the gorgeous colors and patterns, doesn’t it almost look like a real quilt?!
Wanna make your own paper “quilt”? Hero Arts’ Jennifer McGuire was nice enough to send over some chalk inks for two lucky paper crafters. Leave a comment telling me what product you would use to create the patchwork look. All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, Sept. 5.
P.S. Looks like Go-to Gal Kim Hughes is also diggin’ the patchwork look! Hop over to her blog to see her fun “quilted” project!
P.P.S. It’s time to announce the winner of Kim’s Just My Type – Part II post!
Natasha G.P. (Sept. 1, 9:46 a.m.)
Congrats, Natasha! You’ve won some text-themed goodies! I’ll be contacting you shortly to get your mailing address. Thanks to all who left comments!