Thursday, October 4, 2012

Quilting Inspiration at Memorable Seasons

This month at Memorable Seasons we are sharing both a card challenge and a layout challenge each week, I chose to issue my challenges based on Quilting!  I pulled these patterns a long time ago, but never took the time to figure out how to do them so I started with my Harvest Lane Simple Stories kit.

Card Challenge:
Welcome to your first card challenge of the month! I know a lot of you don't make cards, but it can be fun to try new things out on a smaller canvas before jumping in to a full layout. So with that thought in mind, I decided to try a quilt pattern that I printed out awhile ago ( ... paper.html). It took awhile to figure out how to best do this pattern, but by the last circle it looked great!

Here are some tips I found, b/c this was a pain in the butt at first till I caught on...
1. If your paper has a grid/line pattern - you must line up your folds or even if your square is straight it will look crooked (check out some of my orange squares).
2. I used a 2" circle punch and creased about a 1/4" on each side - a 1" square wasn't quite big enough inside the circles, but since I sewed my edges down you couldn't tell (1.5" square would have been too big).
3. I did not use double sided paper (I was using my 6x6 pad) so I had to put a square of paper inside, but if you do use double sided paper you could skip this step.
4. I creased all of my sides with my Martha Stewart scoring thing - much easier!
Layout Challenge:
Now that you all have practiced your quilt pattern in a smaller scale it is time to make a layout using a quilt pattern (it does not have to be the same one). Here is the quilt pattern that I used for my layout, ... Quilt/ml/1. I started a pin board with some quilt patterns here,

You have until October 31st to come on over to Memorable Seasons and link up your projects! 


  1. Love the quilting inspiration!

  2. Great challenges, thanks! Love your projects.