I promised a tutorial on how I do my Quilt cards and here it is!
The instructions are for this particular card, but of course, you are only limited by your imagaination! This is my take on a traditional Quilt block called "Log Cabin".
2. Choose three or four contrasting DSP's and cut strips 1cm wide, and at least 6-7cm long. For the centre peice you wil need a 2cm x 2cm square piece of DSP.
3. Using a pencil, draw across the diagonal of your cardstock, to find the centre.
4. Experience has taught me that Anywhere Glue stick works the best for this technique. It gives you slipability (new word?) and allows you to correct mistakes if you need to! I used tape in this picture, but that doesnt allow you to move the strips if you stick them down crooked. I make the mistakes so you don't have to!
6. Stick your 2xcm x 2cm peice of DSP down over the centre, matching the corners of the DSP to your drawn diagonal lines. This will ensure your first piece is straight!
7. Adhere four strips of DSP down each side of your centre piece.
9. Turn over and using the edge of the card base as a guide for your scissors, carefully cut away the excess DSP.
I have used mats of 8.5cm x 8.5 cm and 9cm x 9cm for this card. The card base is half A4 cut down the length, then scored in half at A5 size.
Other samples of my Quilt cards can be found HERE and HERE.
There are so many Quilt Block designs available on the net to gather lots of ideas. The sky is the limit with this type of card! This is a great way to use up all those pesky little scraps you have lying around.
I hope your enjoy and use this tutorial often!!