Faux Quilting

Faux Quilting

There are so many hobbies out there that are appealing. Quilting is one of those that requires skill and practice in order to excel. I love the way quilts look. The combination of colors and patterns and texture makes me want to sit down with my sewing machine and start creating my own quilts. However, my own skill set lies with paper.

So let’s make a faux quilt card!

faux quilt card

 

Now, if I were really serious about making this look quilt-like, all those dashes would be actual stitching. But I’m one of those weird people who worry about damaging their sewing machine, and so stick to using a pen to create a stitching look.

This was made with the hexagon stamp set from Stampin’ Up, and the Creative Memories hexagon punch. Stampin’ Up has a punch designed to go with this set, I just already had the CM one, and didn’t feel the need to invest in one almost the same as what I already had.

Which brings me to my point for the day. To get the most out of your stash, repeat yourself. Use a stamp over and over. Use the scraps from one project on a different project. Use up all the paint on a palette on multiple projects, rather than letting it dry out. Just because you’ve used one item on a specific project doesn’t mean it won’t work on an entirely different creation as well.

Make what you have work. Over and over and over again. You’ll be surprised at just how creative you can be when you push yourself.

 

What do you think?