identical colored pictures. These may be square
and should include any desired margins
borders. The pictures must
be able to be evenly
divided horizontally or vertically by whole numbers or with
1/4" additions - examples:
1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2".
Larger squares of 1-3/4" or 2" are easier to handle but,
unless your picture is quite large, the amount of 'quilting'
detail will be minimal. At the other extreme, 1" squares
give the opportunity for lots of 'quilting' detail but
harder to handle.
setting glue - not a glue gun as it sets up too fast.
stylus, or round toothpick
card stock 2" - 3" larger than picture
the back of one of the pictures, draw pencil lines in
both directions, forming squares from 1" - 2" in size.
Be sure to have complete squares, no partials.
Cut apart on the lines.
with metallic pen, edge each of the 4 sides of the square.
the non-cut picture as a guide, glue the cut up pieces
to the card stock - leave a 1/16" - 1/8" margin or border
on all sides. To duplicate sashing found on quilts, the
squares could be glued to colored or patterned paper.
steps 1 and 2 to the second picture.
on the design to be formed by the second layer of paper.
Ideas may be gathered from quilting books illustration
'log cabin sets'; examples: streak of lightning, zigzag,
straight furrows, sunshine and shadows.
or Rectangles? The square must be folded, design side
out, to form a
triangle or rectangle. The look is different for each.
If desired, the two may be
combined in the same picture. For example, top, bottom,
sides could have
rectangular folds, and the corners triangles. Be sure
the fold corresponds with
(or is in the proper direction as) the pattern selected
in step 5. After forming
desired fold, glue outer corners together with glue which
sets up quickly.
Set aside to dry. Trim any unevenness.
or Soft? Crisp refers to sharply creasing the triangle
or rectangle using
a bone folder - design will lay down flat. This is most
easily done on text or
stationery weight paper. The soft look is created by rolling
the square over a
pencil, stylus or round tooth- pick so that, rather than
a sharp fold, a gentle roll
is achieved. Paper for soft curls can be cardstock or
text (or stationery) weight.
out triangles/rectangles, row by row, on top of already
glued down matching squares. Begin at the top to avoid
flat- tening or damaging soft rolls on lower rows. Glue
'wrong side' of triangle or rectangle to the top of the
appropriate square. Continue until all triangles/rectangles
are glued in place.
entire piece may be glued to additional colored or printed
for a border effect.
Quilting: Example Patterns
Dark Section is the direction to be folded.
See a CARD EXAMPLE using