And that makes me want to make quilt block cards.
If you’ve never made a paper-pieced DSP quilt block, the O block is an easy one to try your hand at.
First, select a patterned paper and a coordinating cardstock. Then get out your trusty 3/4″ square punch and punch six squares from the patterned paper and three from the cardstock. Snip two of each in half.
On an ample size piece of cardstock–more about that in a moment–run your glue stick over the center and adhere a cardstock square in Paul Lynde’s space. (For those of you too young to remember Hollywood Squares, that’d be the center square.)
Run your glue stick in a square around it and adhere patterned paper squares above, below and to each side of the center square. Rub a bit of glue in the remaining corners and nestle in the patterned paper triangles to finish the ‘O’. Complete the block with the cardstock triangles.
The paper-pieced block will measure 2 1/4″ inches square or a bit more, depending on how closely you set the squares.
As for the ‘ample size piece of cardstock’ backing the block. . . I like to use a scrap that’s at least 2 3/4″ in each dimension. That allows leeway in placing the center square, and lets you handle the backing edges rather than the piecework while you assemble the block.
Once you’ve pieced the block, use your paper cutter to trim the excess backing. If individual squares are a tad out of alignment, you can also slice off a sliver to create an even edge.
Mat with your choice of colors, mount on a base, and you’re done! Now who’s up for some cocoa?
(For a close-up view, click on the image and then click again. To zoom in further, click a third time.)
RECIPE – ‘Cozy O’ quilt block card
- Ink: none
- Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouhette, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose DSP
- Stamps: none
- Etc.: Anywhere Glue Stick, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 3/4″ square punch
- Techniques: quilt block paper piecing