Today I'm going to share some details on how I created this layout with the Sew Artsy Kit from Front Porch Kits:
My Granny is a quilter. I have memories of the back bedroom of her house being completely overtaken by a quilt frame for months at a time. But my favorite part was always the piecing. She'd let me help her by gathering together pieces of fabric for the blocks and securing them with a pin.
When I got my Sew Artsy Kit, I was reminded of all those vintage fabrics Granny used. So I decided to create my own quilt-pieced background.
I'd been pinning some quilting patterns on a Pinterest board, and I found this one that I thought would be easy and fun to recreate.
I started by cutting the fabric into squares. Then I folded each square in half and cut down the middle to create two triangles.
Then I placed the triangles side by side (alternating the fabrics) to create a square "pinwheel" piecing and adhered it to a piece of cardstock. Those "blocks" became the background for the left side of the layout.
It was a fun way to incorporate fabric and the idea of quilting into my layout.
If you haven't snagged a Sew Artsy kit yet, better hurry! Last I heard there were only a few left and I bet they will sell out in the next few days. And I know you'll find some fun ways to use it!
Have a great weekend!