September 6, 2015

PATCHWORK PIZZAZZ

In desperate need of some Creative Therapy the other day, I turned to quilting for solace and comfort. Paper patchwork quilting, that is.

I had come across a darling pattern for a paper quilt a long time ago, and, like so many other things, I hung onto it for future use. Well, it turned out that THE FUTURE IS NOW -- or at least, it was the other day.

This little work of art was so much fun to do. In fact, as soon as I have a little spare time, I am going to make another one -- but in brighter more disparate colors. 

The squares of this quilt are created easily with the 3/4" Square Punch. What a godsend these various punches are! They make creating so so simple.


Looking at the pattern a little more closely, you will discover that some of the squares are cut in half diagonally and pieced together to form a two-patterned square.


I really feel that the simple bow made from Stampin' Up!'s Venetian Lace and topped off with a fancy little button with Baker's Twine sets the piece off perfectly. It also gives it an added homey touch. 


Of course, a card such as this one could be used for virtually ANY occasion. Maybe a guy wouldn't appreciate it as much. But, even so, I think it would make a good get well card for anyone, male or female, who needs a little care and comfort. Kinda like a good wholesome bowl of chicken soup.

When you are in the need for some Creative Therapy, what exactly do you turn to? Do you go the papercrafting route like I do? Knitting? Crocheting? Zentangling? Or do you never require the comforting and settling-down that Creative Therapy can bring?

Patchwork
Smiles.

11 comments:

  1. Very nice! Visiting from Fine Craft Guild party!
    Have a great Labor Day!
    Phyllis@grandparentsplus.com

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  2. This is ever so pretty and of course it would the absolute perfect card for a quilter!

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  3. I love the card. I have got to try patchwork. I don't do a lot for therapy right now.

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  4. Love this cute, but simple card! Adorable!

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  5. Such a simple and effective idea, and beautiful colour mix. Lovely!

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  6. SUPER cute! Love it!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J! Please don't forget to enter the $25 Starbucks Giftcard Giveaway that ends tomorrow night!

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  7. Pretty card. Really sweet. Thank you for adding it to SHARE IT 27! It's great to have you party with us! Hopefully we'll see you tomorrow evening or Sunday at the FineCraftGuild.com site. ~ Rose

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  8. This looks so amazing! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for stopping by and partying with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can pin and tweet your masterpieces! Lou Lou Girls

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  9. Oh the patience in this one Linda! I'm in awe! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frugal! Mimi xxx

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  10. My Mom would love this!! It looks like a quilt! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday...hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

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