Since I've got a bunch of empty wall space in our house, I decided to make a seasonal paper quilt to hang in our foyer. What'll go up there on December 26? Shh... I'll figure that out when I need to. I'm the kind of person who's happy to keep up my Christmas decorations until Valentine's Day.
(When I was 16 years old, I went to China. It was April. They still had their Christmas decorations up. China is my kind of place.)
I got started by gathering some Christmas paper - some from a Martha Stewart scrapbooking kit and one of my favorite wrapping papers. I also dug out my paper cutter and some glue.
Since I had a larger frame this time (20" x 20"), I cut out 2" squares - 20 squares for 3 of the papers and 21 squares for the 4th patterns. This makes a 18" square quilt, which gives me an inch border on either side to leave white.
I pasted each square onto white 20" x 20" paper in the basic quilt pattern...
Once all of the squares were on and the glue dried, I put it into the frame and hung it up! Here's paper quilt, take two:
I have a feeling there's more to come in my paper quilt career! Valentine's Day... 4th of July... Arbor Day? Let me know what you think and stay homey!
If you stare at it long enough, and really relax your eyes, you"ll see a schoonerReplyDelete
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Only 1 comment? People, are you freaking kidding me? This is GENIUS!!!! I love it! Good idea(s) about the other celebration worthy days of the year!!! I see paper quilting in MY future this season & every stinkin season coming up!!! TFS!!!! I am writing you in on the next ballot!! ChelleReplyDelete
Fabulous idea - never seen anything like it (better than a real quilt, though not quite as warm)...ReplyDelete
Thanks, you guys! I love seeing it when I come in the front door!ReplyDelete
Very creative and really well done. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
This is super cute--great idea!ReplyDelete
I love this! I want to make one myself! And you're right, it can work with any holiday!ReplyDelete
Great idea! I can't wait to try it myself. Now I have to decide if I want Christmas themed or something non-seasonal that can stay up longer.ReplyDelete
What a great idea...I see 4 rotating ones based on the seasons in my future.ReplyDelete
beautiful!!! pinned it.ReplyDelete
Love the idea. It is beautiful.ReplyDelete
I love the idea. Why stop at Christmas and major holidays - how about birthdays, or showers - both baby and wedding? I should think one could use recycled gift paper as well. Most of it can be pressed to flatten it again.ReplyDelete
I totally agree. I think it would also be a great way to use up cards that you get (baby showers, bridal showers, etc) that you don't necessarily want to keep but can't bring yourself to get rid of.ReplyDelete
I can't wait to do this!!! so awesome and it's beautiful! Thanks for the idea!ReplyDelete
Brilliant idea... I've got to share this. Thanks for that idea :)ReplyDelete
I think this might be a great way to use Christmas cards also.... Thanks for the idea.ReplyDelete
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