Friday, 7 November 2014

Sew Inspired! - Using scraps to create quilt patterns.

This month I'm going to focus on sewing inspiration as my guide.   As a scrapper I love patterned paper, and there's not much difference between a patterned paper and a patterned fabric.  I love quilt patterns and I have been loving scrapbook pages inspired by quilts.  One scrapper in particular, Paige Evans, is especially terrific at taking large quilt patterns and turning them into scrapbook pages.  For my post this month I'm going to show a few patterns that are easy to create!

Before I get into the photos I would just like to give a small apology for the unedited quality of the photos.  I completed all this while I was sick in bed over the weekend so the pictures are not the best, and unfortunately my computer is not co-operating with me so I can't fix or edit them!

So first off to create all of my designs I used a square punch, and then divided all the squares into triangles, though you wouldn't necessarily have to split them all in half, you could keep some as full squares.

Here is my heart pattern, this would make a great large background!

Nest is a star burst design, you could make multiple star bursts to cover your page, having them just touch at the tips.

Here is a diamond pattern.  It's very simple and could be repeated across the whole page.  Now you could do this with just squares, or with the four triangles like I did.

My last pattern is a chevron pattern.  I love chevrons, and this one is so simple to make!  I know I will be using this one in the future!

These patterns are so simple to make, they take no time at all, and you can easily add stitching or embroidery thread to make them seem even more like a quilt.  I hope you all enjoyed my simple little blog post, and I hope next month I'll be feeling like a million bucks so I won't have to deliver a blog post on my sick bed!

    Cathy Martin

 I was sew inspired (pun intended) by Cathy's post I had to give this a try.  I love how hers look so much like all the beautiful quilting patterns I so often see.  I ended up using squares cut in half to form triangles and put them together to make this birthday card.

I was trying to do something a little bit different, but ended up with something almost the same.  But I really like how it turned out.  This is an 8 1/2 x 11 layout.  Again, I used squares cut in half to form  triangles and added them to my layout. 

When I get a little bit more time, I would love to try making the heart and the star burst pattern.  Thanks, Cathy, for the wonderful inspiration.

  Sandi Chromey

1 comment:

  1. Wow this is so cool! I like to quilt too and never thought to do something like this, you have inspired me and I think I'm gonna take a go at a few of the patterns


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