Thursday, March 21, 2013

Scrappy Paper Quilt

Hello!  This is Michelle here today to share my Scrappy Paper Quilt with you.

Have you noticed a pie-chart trend in the scrapbooking world recently?  Several companies have new paper lines that incorporate these circular patterns. They reminded me of a quilt.  Long before I discovered rubber stamps, I was a quilter.  After my children were born, I discovered that all those quilt pins didn't work well when child-proofing my home for toddlers.  So I put away the quilt frame and soon discovered rubber stamps. 

As you can see from my work, I love vintage, and I also love geometric patterns.  This Scrappy Paper Quilt that I designed with The Rubber Cafe' products, incorporates both of those beloved elements for a trendy new look.

To make a 9 x 9 quilt of your own, I've created a step by step tutorial and all the supplies you'll need are listed below:  
 Let's get started!
1A   Gather your selected paper scraps and cut into 2 ¼ x 2 ¼ inches. You’ll need a total of 16 squares for a 9x9 finished square but you may want to cut a few extras.

2A   Using the circle stamp from the Card Labels set, stamp circles with distress ink onto even more paper scraps. You will need at least 32 stamped circles.
3A   Using scissors, fussy cut your stamped circles. 
4A.  Next taking the 18th Proclamation Stamp, I stamped both the squares and the circles with distress ink.
Note: I love this stamp for this because it incorporates various fonts. Each circle and square will be unique will little effort on your part!

1B   Ink the edges of both the stamped circles and the stamped squares.
2B   Using Scrap HappyGlue, adhere 16 of the circles to all 16 of your squares. Try using complimentary colors for a fun look.
3B   After glue dries, cut the circle/squares into quarters and set aside. These will be the pieces you will assemble for your quilt squares.
4B   Cut out outer ring of the remaining 16 circles. This will give you paper rings.

Re-assemble the quarters into quilt squares. Try using different colored quarters for a scrappy-look. You will assemble four rows of four onto the 9x9" chipboard. 

Glue the quarters onto the chipboard as shown and top the new quilt squares with a cut paper ring to make each one cohesive. Don't worry if it's not perfect. It's a quilt! 

Here's a closeup view of a finished square! 

I framed mine in an inexpensive float form that I purchased from a discount store.  It gave it more of a modern, gallery look. 
I hope you enjoyed this and try making one of your own Scrappy Paper Quilts! 
Happy Stamping!

Stamps:  The Rubber Café – 18th Century Proclamation, Card Labels Ink: Ranger Distress Ink-Vintage Photo
Paper:  Various Patterned Paper Scraps,  9x9 pc of Chipboard
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue
Tools: Scissors; Paper Trimmer


TesaB said...

Wowza! You totally blow me away with this awesome project!!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Wow! What a lot of work but the results are fabulous!

Kendra said...

OMW!!! This is incredible! Great project.

Michelle Pearson said...

Amazing!!! LOVE it! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

This project is amazing! I'm pinning it!

Creative Mayhem said...

This is such a great idea!!! So unique and a great use of the stamps. Excellent job!

~amy~ said...

Seriously amazing!

Karen T said...

I just love this! I'm a sewing/quilter before I got into papercrafting so love everything about this!! Great tutorial

Truly Lori said...

Wow, now that's a lot of fussy cutting! Beautiful quilt, though!!!!

cherry said...

This is outstanding Michelle! Such work...I like the primitive look it with the aging. cherry

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!!! This project is just stunning....and a LOT of work! Beautiful piece of art!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!!! This project is just stunning....and a LOT of work! Beautiful piece of art!

Von said...

THAT is marvelous! Love the idea and the design. Thank you for the tutorial. Now to think of how to get all those circles since I don't have a cutting machine. O.o lol

Debbie Seyer said...

This is just wonderful!

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

I agree with the WOW comments. This really is amazing. Thanks for the inspiration - this looks like a great project!

Victoria Freze said...

amazing project!!!!