Making a No Fabric Quilt Block
According to the calendar spring has sprung! If you are like me you’re ready to change things up with lighter and brighter colors and enjoy the coming warmer days ahead. (If you are sitting with a foot of snow, my apologies, until it is June here, we can always have snow!) This time, I want you to think about decorating your home with Quilt Block done in paper on grid paper. It will be one of the quickest layouts you will do using our featured Crossroads Frame Die. I’ve chosen Pattern #102 and our beautiful pastel yellow, Fresh Cream, for this quilt block.
As I considered all the patterns that would easily accommodate a 4×4 die I found several that would allow me to use more than one on the page. After playing around with a few of them the one that really stood out to me was the one I always think of as a quilt pattern (#102) and tried this out as I mulled it over.
I searched through my paper stash for nice florals and came across coordinated double-sided cardstock from SEI. That made a nice match with the Fresh Cream Grid Paper. Additionally, paper tiles in Deep Spring Green and Dark Spring Green are perfect for cutting the Crossroads Frame Die.
Using both paper tile colors with the same paper shows how the colors we use with our materials will often change how they look. The Deep Spring Green makes the dot pattern paper look darker, while the Dark Spring Green blends in to the pattern paper and the Fresh Cream grid.
The cutting the pattern paper with the die gave me the pieces to easily inset into the green frames.
Now all you need is a nice frame and a spot to display your quilt square. Far quicker than with a needle and thread! Now that’s not to say you might not want to use fabric. You may also find it’s a great way to use some of your favorite scraps or a pack of coordinated papers. Try a few ways and see what you like best!