Several years ago when my mom retired from her 20-year teaching career, she decided to make a ninety-degree change and become a student – learning quilting! She spent hours upon hours learning the process, techniques and stitching from an expert quilter from her church, and took on the time-consuming challenge of making thoughtful, personalized quilts for all four of her kids, as well as her grandkids.
She’s made me two patchwork quilts that I absolutely adore, one ballet-themed and one themed around my dogs, and they’re my favourite gifts from her. Today’s Patchwork Quilt Scrapbook Layout was inspired by my love of these quilts. Let’s take a look!
What You’ll Need:
- Cloth Paper Pack
- Beige Cardstock
- Dewdrop Flower Punch
- Daisy Bouquet Punch
- 12-inch Trimmer
- Tape Runner
- Repositionable Tape Runner Refill
- Foam Squares
Step 1: Use the Beige Cardstock as your base. You’ll need 6 sheets of Designer Paper and ensure that it is one sheet of each of the papers, plus as an additional sheet of the dark brown shade of Cloth paper.
Step 2: To start, you’ll want to trim a 1/2″ from the top and the side of the dark brown to measure 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″. Once it is cut, you’ll adhere it to the base.
Step 3: For five of the remaining six sheets of paper, you will want to cut out two 2-inch strips of paper, representing each shade. Then, you will trim down these 2-inch strips into 2″ x 2″ squares, giving you 6 pieces that represent each Designer Paper. Adhere these to the layout using Repositionable Tape in a quilt pattern.
Step 4: In the bottom left-hand corner of the layout, take the additional piece of the dark brown Designer Paper sheet and cut out a 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ square. Then, take the dark grey paper and cut out a 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ square to mat your photo.
Step 5: With the remaining pieces of the darker paper, punch out floral shapes using the Dewdrop Flower Punch and the Daisy Bouquet Punch. Layer these evenly on Foam Squares within the layout. At the bottom, you will add a layer using the Dewdrop Flower Punch.
Step 7: The final step is to adhere your photo mats and the paper four journaling. Pick out your photo (1 – 4″ x 4″) and you are all done!
And that’s all there is to making this gorgeous quilted scrapbook layout! Comment below and tell us what you think and what other collections you might consider using this layout with!