This month's creative fun with SaborPapel and Craftwell is still underway! Still using the Olé collection from Sabor, and a desire to do a little "quilting," here's the project I decided to do.
When I first paraded the blocks by my artist Mom, she was a little concerned about it being too busy. But after adding the eBrushed binding, she gave it 2 thumbs up!
I used the well known pattern New York quilt block for the design. The pattern was easy to translate to a cut file for my electronic cutter and made easy work of cutting the sheets of paper into the components of the blocks.
Once all the pieces are cut, begin laying out your blocks. No need for glue at this point, you can switch out pieces and colors for a pleasing palette.
A re-positionable glue stick is perfect for this project
Now, put the squares into a pleasing pattern. This is not my final pattern as I did make a couple more adjustments. Once that is done, get your sewing machine out, a complimentary color thread for both the spool and the bobbin. I used a zig-zag stitch - not a satin stitch, since that would perforate the paper.
Stitch each square, trim threads and edges to size. My squares were 6 1/4 inches each. Stitch in rows, I made 9 squares for a 3 x 3 quilt.
I chose not to ebrush any of my squares nor any of the elements in the squares. But the "binding" was another story! Grab a stencil, the eBrush and some markers in complimentary colors. The Bic-Mark its worked well with the colors in the "quilt.".
Using a piece of foam core or posterboard, cut your posterboard 2 inches larger all around, which will leave a 1 inch border when you add your quilt.
I started with the lightest color first and added color as I reused the stencil around the edge. Lightly spray the darkest color as desired around the edge of the board. It will fill in most of the white of the board. Be careful not to muddy the colors too much. Don't worry if you over spray a bit into the middle of the board. It won't show.
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to create some time in your busy schedules to have a little fun! And don't forget if you choose to join us creating some projects with the Sabor Collections, use #saborxcraftwell on your social media shares! We'd love to see the creativity!
Stop by the Craftwell blog to see all the other design team projects!