Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Quilt Cards

Hello! I just realized that I never posted any of my cards from the online card crop last month over at Card Swaps. Geez Louise, you would think I was getting old and losing my mind :) I hosted two of the 12 challenges for the card crop. One of my challenges was to create a card using any quilt design of your choice. I use to love quilting. Going through all my quilt books and patterns I found many that I thought could be used for making cards. I chose to do a variation of the nine patch for my card samples. I made a 5x5 square card, a 3x3 card and a size A2 card all using the same pattern.

I also included a tutorial for making this super easy and quick pattern for anyone who wanted to try my challenge using this quilt block pattern. Here is the tutorial if any of you would like to try it too.
You will need 5 squares and then a 6th square that is cut into fourths to create 4 triangles. You will also need a base that is square in shape and 3 times the size of one of your squares. So if you are cutting 1" squares then your base will be 3". In all my cards above I used a solid color for my base and two different pattern papers for my squares. You may use the same or come up with your own combination of different patterned papers. For the sake of the tutorial though I only used two colors. You may cut your squares with a paper punch, dies, trimmer...your choice. Here's the pieces you need to start with. I made 1" squares for the tutorial with a 3" base.
 The next picture shows you how to cut the four triangles. Cut the square in half then cut the two halves in half.
 Using your favorite choice for adhesive...place one square in each corner of your base...one triangle between each square and then the last square in the middle.

Pretty easy! Now you can mat and embellish your quilt square to your liking and use on your card as you see fit.

For my square card I used 1 1/4" squares. For the 3x3 card I used 3/4" squares. On my A2 size card I made 4 quilt blocks using 1/2" squares for all. The designer papers are by Basic Grey and the cardstock is Bazzill.

Hope you enjoyed my quilt cards and thanks for stopping by!