03 May 2011

Paper Quilts

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.

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abeachcottage said...

It looks great, love how colourful it is and yes, the dark background may make the squares pop out more. Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and adding your link!

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