I have found that it's nearly impossible to throw away any scrap of craft paper that is larger than the size of a pencil eraser. There is always something you can do with them. So not only do I have a several stacks of 12 x 12 paper books, but I also have many resealable bags filled with all sorts of cut and torn scraps.
I've been thinking about quilting for a long time, but I'm not sure I have the patience for it. Any project that takes more than a day to complete begins to get lost on me as I start thinking of more and more things that I am dying to try with wood, fabric, paper, yarn, scissors, stamps and glue. For a while now I've been thinking about using up some of those pretty scraps to make little paper quilts just so experiment with putting colors and shapes together in a pleasing manner.
Above is my first attempt and here is my second. I like number two much more than the first one. I think it's to do with the darker, contrasting background. They aren't glued down, just set in place which explains why a few are crooked...but you know my predilection to things that are not perfect. Funny how that applies to everything but the way I judge myself. That's interesting and comical.
What do you think? Is there a future in paper quilting? Should I continue playing with this? I'm thinking I should try with a very dark background, like deep indigo blue. I think it would really make the squares pop.