Hello and welcome back to another Limelight Designer project! I grew up watching my grandmother and mother piece together fabric and then quilt the layers to create lovely family heirloom quilts. Today, I’m showing you the paper version of “quilting” with this step-by-step tutorial for the Ohio Star pattern.
For this 5 1/4″ square finished card, I used one inch squares for the quilt pieces. I chose 3 different patterns from the Lost and Found Two “Breeze” designer paper pad by My Mind’s Eye:
4 – one inch squares of teal houndstooth pattern
4 – one inch squares of teal floral pattern
8 – one inch squares of vanilla pattern
Cut all but 4 of the vanilla squares in half on the diagonal.
You will want to adhere these pieces (I used mono adhesive) to some grid paper. You’ll find the grid paper is very helpful to keep the squares aligned properly. Start in the center and work your way outward.
Once you’ve completed the star pattern, trim around the square, then dry emboss with an embossing folder of your choice and layer on coordinating card stock. The embossing helps to give it a quilted look. Sentiment is from Lenten Rose.
To show you a different combination of colors, I made a card using papers from the Six by Six “A Happy Heart” collection of papers by My Mind’s Eye. Sentiment is from Snow Wonderful.
Thanks for stopping by….I love to hear your comments and appreciate all the positive feedback from last week’s weathered wood project! Stay warm and come back again next Sunday for my 4th and last limelight post!