Sunday, 13 August 2017

Patchwork

I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer again in Pixie's Snippets Playground.  I'm sure I'll never run out of snippets, but I usually forget to use some of my growing pile of patterned paper snippets.  This is the second patchwork die I'm lucky enough to own, given to me by and crafty friend, and I love how placing the papers in a different place makes a totally different pattern.
The die is a Die-namics 'Diagonal Quilt Square Cover-Up' die.  I used two punches to make the flower. The patterned paper and red card were all cut from snippets. When I was making the card, I was reminded of the time many, many years go when I went to patchwork classes, stitching the blocks by hand.  There are so many fabulous patchwork designs, I thought I'd try to make a notelet, with a simple patchwork block design, using just snippets, a guillotine, scissors, a pencil and a ruler.  

I started with snippet of card 4" square and I drew a pencil line across the middle vertically and horizontally.  This can be any colour as it's covered up.  The red and floral patterned papers were cut into 1" x 2" strips.  Then I cut off the corners, as shown in red on the diagram to get the shape I needed for the red patterned paper.
  For the floral patterned paper I needed to reverse the corners I cut off, like this. 
The cross in the middle of the 4" square made it easy to line up the pieces of patterned paper.  I found it easiest to cut the blue squares and triangles slightly bigger than I needed, then trim any excess off after they had been stuck down in the spaces left.  When the patchwork was complete, I layered it on a piece of yellow card slightly bigger than the 4" square and attached to a 5" square card blank. 

33 comments:

  1. They're both so gorgeous!! I love the quilt designs and the papers you used!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Great cards Liz, love the patterned papers you have used in your quilt designs
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  3. Congrats for your GD at Snippets Playground, very well deserved! Both your patchwork cards are delightful and LOVE the second one, thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  4. Well done for stepping in so promptly to save Parsnip's embarrassment. Great idea for using up some of the patterned paper snippets and so well illustrated and explained. Fabric snippets pile up as well if you do 'real' stitched patchwork as I well know!!

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  5. Hi Liz, love the two paper quilts, always appreciated by quilt makers and perfect for using up snippets. Thank you for the inspiration. Have a wonderful week... Megan

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  6. Wow Liz, these are just amazing, well made and congrats on GD..xx [aNNie]

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  7. Two fantastic quilt cards Liz, a great way to use up the patterned papers.

    Sue xx

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  8. Brilliant cards and made in the traditional way of quilting x

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  9. These are beautiful Liz and lovely to see you as GD over at tbe playground. x

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  10. Both cards are so eye catching and unique. Congratulations on your guest slot x

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  11. Two beautiful cards Liz....love the design on both of them...Joolsx

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  12. Wow they both look great! And so good to be guest designer again! And good that your pile is slightly less big now :) Enjoy the sunday!

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  13. These are both so pretty. I love quilting. The patterns you done on these cards are wonderful. Congrats on your Guest designer position. [Bunny]

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  14. Hi Liz, great to see you over as a GD for Di. What lovely cards you made, very clever use of snippets. It's great to see patchwork making such a come back in the crafting world too....I have a couple of patchwork friends who would love a card like this. Gorgeous work! Enjoy a crafty week ahead. Hugs xx

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  15. Two wonderful cards that look exactly like quilts! Love the designs on both of them and the papers you used.
    Congrats on the GD spot!
    Lynn

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  16. Two fantastic quilted cards, Liz. What a great way to use up snippets of patterned paper! Congrats on being GD at the Playground. xx

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  17. WOW both are just Gorgeous, love the different patterns, they look so intricate to do.
    Faith
    x

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  18. Super creations Liz and well done for stepping in the gap of the Playground.

    Kath x

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  19. Thank you for being the Guest Designer again for everyone's favorite Pixie, Liz! Your snippets cards are dynamite! You are definitely Snippets Queen today!! Hugs, Darnell

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  20. Wonderful creations Liz! congrats on your GDT..
    Hugs Pam x

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  21. Sorry Liz, thank you for your kind words..
    Hugs Pam x

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  22. Great cards Liz - the dies definitely remind me of quilting. Shabneez x

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  23. Fabulous use of snippets Liz. These cards are great.
    Congrats on your GD spot and for helping Di out this week.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  24. Both lovely cards Liz. Congratulations on being GD in the snippets playground.
    Janice x

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  25. I'm sure I'll never run out of snippets either but this is a brilliant way to use them up. So clever to create your own patchwork block and there are no end of patterns to choose from.

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  26. Fabulous cards Liz, such a perfect way to use your snippets of patterned paper.
    Congratulations on your Guest Design spot.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  27. Both fabulous cards and a super way to use up those ever growing pile of snippets xx

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  28. You are so clever, Liz! Great cards for The Playground GD spot--perfect use of snippets!

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  29. Two great cards Liz. I'm not sure I'd have enough patience!

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  30. I am such a fan of the quilted look cards and these are no exception! What lovely papers and patient arranging. They look perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge!

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  31. how beautiufl. Love using the dies for quilt designs in paper.
    Thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

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  32. I am going to have to start using my snippets! I think I need that die...
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Susan
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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