Anyone a Quilter or do patchwork? I’ve never tried it but I’ve recently admired some beautiful handmade quilts and this week’s offering is inspired by those.
I thought I’d replicate the look of patchwork in a medium I’m more comfortable with which of course is paper and card, although these designs would be great in HTV or Vinyl. May be a good way to use up some scraps.
- For a perfect paper patchwork experience, cut the file in the individual geometric shapes and piece them together on a contrast backing card and attach to a card blank, Gift wrap or whatever .
- Cut several from various colours and mix and match them on a contrast backing.
I cut the white backing piece first, then the patchwork shapes. In this picture I had removed the excess card stock from around the shapes, leaving the individual patchwork pieces on the cutting mat. Starting with the corner pieces, I lined them up and attached them against the corners of the backing square.
Then I did the same with the side pieces, you can see it’s starting to take shape.
I attached the remaining inside pieces. When I got to the middle, instead of using the blue, I substituted a different colour to add some contrast. I also offset the backing square to form the a border square to match with the centre. Then I glued it all to a Card Blank.
Credit Where Credit’s Due.
I went hunting for quilting patterns online and came across these. They generously provide measurements for the individual patterns and templates for others designs – I selected a square and star design which I drew up in Silhouette Studio using the measurements they suggested. After some tweaking with the knife, align and Scale tools it was ready to resize and use.
Here’s the Square & Star Quilt Block Design for Silhouette Studio V3 (tested in this)