Friday, April 15, 2011

Top Note Patchwork Quilt

The Top Note Patchwork Quilt design is certainly not my own and I have seen many variations of it, but here is my spin on it using Springtime Vintage designer paper. It is a project that looks much more time consuming than it actually is. The 1 1/4" square punch makes cutting the patchwork squares a breeze.

You will need to start out with a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of cardstock. I used white, but it doesn't matter much as it will be covered. Punch 12 squares of DSP with the 1 1/4" square punch and lay out your pattern. Simply begin adhering them to the cardstock, starting at one corner, going up one side and then the other. Take care that the squares are well adhered so they lay flat, and make sure they are perfectly straight.

When that's complete, it's time to run the quilt through the Big Shot with the Top Note die. Be sure that the top note design is completely covered with the quilt and centered. Tip of the day: To be sure that your quilt does not shift after you have it centered, use a little temporary adhesive such as Dotto on the back. It won't come off on the Top Note die.

This design is perfect to showcase the beautiful Springtime Vintage Designer Paper. This paper is offered in the Occasions Mini Catalog and is only available through April 30th. That's only two weeks away, so don't delay!

Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp set: Because I Care
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Designer  Series Paper: Springtime Vintage
Ink pads: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note die, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Stampin Sponge, 1 1/4" square punch, 1 3/4" x 7/8" oval punch
Accessories:  Chantilly crochet trim, Certainly Celery 1/8" tafetta ribbon, Antique brads

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