It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and this time it's Jean Fitch who is presenting our challenge. Her choice was a technique challenge featuring quilt style paper piecing.
I have to admit that I had some qualms going into this challenge. I've never created a quilt and found the prospect almost overwhelming. I kept starting and not liking my attempts. Seriously, I have about ten or so butterflies cut out in various colours, several shapes also cut out in various Designer Papers and all were put aside as I rejected each idea. This doesn't happen to me often, thank goodness.
Finally I decided that I would do a quilt style which I had seen and admired in a real quilt. A friend had done a wonderful quilt all in applique. And so that's the route I took. I got my shapes by first using the Lovely Lace embossing folder on Watermelon Wonder cardstock, on Whisper White cardstock and finally on Crisp Cucumber cardstock. I chose the embossed shapes I wanted for my "quilt" and fussy-cut them out. It felt good to be actually working towards an idea.
I used a base of the thick Whisper White cardstock and then added a layer of Bermuda Bay. Then I took a piece of the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper stack and used the Honeycomb embossing folder on it before attaching it to the card. Before attaching the applique pieces, I got a bit whimsical and made the floral portion of the applique into a shaker. Yes, I know, Jean. Quilts seldom have shakers but I got carried away.
You can see just how I cut it out in this picture.
I hope you'll check out the cards created by the other Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. And then create your own quilt paper piecing and link it up for this week's challenge.