Patchwork Pattern Idea for #MCC14
This is the fourth idea for the Mystery CASE challenge this week. Today I have a patchwork pattern idea for you. My grandmother made us all beautiful patchwork quilts when we were kids. She would use old shirts and dresses to piece them all together. I still love the few that have survived the years. This card, reminds me of those quilts. And the feeling of calm and love they always brought to me.
I hope you enjoy today’s card tutorial. I don’t have a video today, but I will walk through my creative process for you. Remember, the rule this week was to use a least a piece of each of the 6 strips we started with. This card, as you will see used just about all of it.
Patchwork Pattern Idea Details
The Whisper White mounting panel measures 4 x 4. Then I used my strips and just started piecing them together with a gap between. I just eye-balled the gap. But I wanted to try and keep the trim edge about 1/8 inch and the gap between the same.
So by starting in the top left, I positioned two full pieces. One down the edge, and one across the top. Then to fill the gap down the left side, I trimmed another piece square. So 3/4 x 3/4 and filled in the bottom spot.
I also added a third full strip down the right side. But not one along the bottom. If I had, I would not have had enough patterned paper left to fill the center.
Filling the center…
Continuing with the second row, in the center, I decided to keep the piece solid. I just had to trim it down to fit. It is about 2 inches – actually it is probably 1 7/8 inches.
The third row down, I wanted a gap, so I trimmed one piece to go up & down to the bottom, and lined it up with the left side. Then trimmed a panel to fill the remaining gap on the third row. Doing mental math, it is probably about 1 inch.
Then I just had a couple of bits of scrap pieces left and one more full strip from my original 6. I decided to match the left had side, and ran another length from the bottom of the third row to to the bottom and lined up to the right side.
This left just a smidgen of room in the center bottom. I cropped what I had left and positioned it bottom center. There is actually a bald spot along the bottom of the 4 x 4 panel, center bottom. But I covered it with the sentiment tag, so you can’t see it!
The 4 x 4 panel was mounted to the Garden Green card base with dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped from the Here’s A Card stamp set and die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
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