Case in point: this quilt block card featuring the four-patch quilt block Arkansas Crossroads.
I first encountered Arkansas Crossroads while designing a card for my neighbor Vicki, an avid quilter. Grandbaby #1 (a girl) was on the way, and the proud parents to be were moving to Arkansas temporarily.
Laying out the block, I couldn’t decide which way I liked the DSP better–with the long diagonals of green polka dots, or the jaunty little green squares suggestive of skipping stones.
Back and forth, back and forth. Flip, flip, flip, flip.
When my wrist began to tire without my reaching a decision, I took the only logical choice. Make one each way.
Side by side, all became clear. . . . the long diagonals captured the young couple’s pedal-to-the-metal trip up the highway to get settled in Arkansas before the baby arrived. That would be the ‘congratulations on your new grandbaby’ card.
Well that one’s ready to serve as the ‘so happy to hear your family’s moving back’ card, of course.
And thank goodness it’s already in the barn–I’m not sure how much more of this my poor old wrist can take. . . .
(For a close-up view, click on the image and then click again. To zoom in further, click a third time.)
RECIPE – ‘To Arkansas and Back’ quilt block cards
- Ink: none
- Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouhette, Whisper White, Naturals Ivory, Bella Rose DSP
- Stamps: none
- Etc.: Anywhere glue stick, Stampin Dimensionals.
- Techniques: quilt block paper piecing