Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Paper Made Bakery: August Reveal + Blog Hop + Giveaway!

The Hop:
Welcome to Paper Made Bakery's August release blog hop as brought to you by a new design team! If you've just arrived from Wida's site, then you've come to the right place. If you would like to start from the beginning, please hop on over to Paper Made Bakery's blog. If you are lost, this the blog hop order:

Michelle McClure (←you are here)

The Kit:
August's Fresh Baked Kit entitled Garden Art features bright, graphic designs from Christy Tomlinson's She Art line by Pink Paislee and cute garden images from Lawn Fawn's Flutter By clear stamp set. I just love the bold colors and design in this month's kit!

PMB August's Fresh Baked Kit
The Reveal:
I like to start each month by making a layout with my Fresh Baked kit. Since the patterned papers are 6 x 6" and the white cardstock I added is 12 x 12", I'm always looking for ways to integrated the two sizes. I was thinking that quilts use smaller blocks to build up to the larger whole so I went with a quilt theme for this layout. 

Cathedral Quilt Layout

The Details:
I've made a patchwork quilt design before and wanted to try a new quilt pattern. I really like the look of a cathedral quilt so I replicated that design. 
Actual Cathedral Quilt
Since I decided upon a quilt pattern, I continued the theme by stitching all my components together at the end with a sewing machine. 

For my title block, I used the manilla tag from the kit and cut out some of the words with my Silhouette Cameo. It was easier for me to use the negative space backed with patterned paper as opposed to cutting little patterned paper letters and then gluing them onto the tag. I hand-stitched one of the words to continue the quilt theme. I also used part of two of the Christy Tomlinson rub-ons as a finishing touch. 

The patterned paper quilt blocks, title block tag, ribbon, buttons with string (untied from the tag) are all from the kit. I added one piece of white cardstock, thread for sewing and floss for hand-stitching. The sewing and stitching are optional, you can always draw in stitching lines or skip these steps. 

The Tutorial for One Quilt Block:
Here are some guidelines to making your own cathedral quilt block.

1. Cut a circle in the size you need along with a square that will fit to the edge of the circle. I punched out a 2.5" circle and the corresponding square that fits is 1.75". The circle will be your quilt block, the square is your reuseable template.

 2. Place the square in the center of the circle and trace along the four sides.

3. Score along the four lines.

4. Fold along the score lines toward the center of the circle. You can leave the four flaps loose or you can adhere or sew them down for a flatter look. This is your finished block. Repeat the steps for the number of blocks you need.

5. I measured out the space on my layout that I wanted to fill. I determined where my photo and title would go and calculated how many blocks I needed in the remaining space. This way I wouldn't have to waste time making extra blocks. 

The Giveaway:
As a way to say thank you for participating in today's blog hop, Paper Made Bakery is giving a  goodie bag to one lucky participant. You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will end at midnight on Friday, August 3rd and the winner will be posted on PMB's blog on Saturday. 

Good luck to all! Your next stop is Lisa's blog. Remember there are daily inspiration projects and tutorials on the PMB's blog all month long. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful layout..thanks for the tutorial.

Wida said...

great minds think alike! love the quilt pattern

Maria said...

I love the layout. Did a great job

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What an amazing and intricate layout, Michelle! I love it!!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, awesome layout! I really like the look of that pattern. Very cool!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is fantastic! I just LOVE using circle like that, and the fact that you added photos AND stitching?! SO cool!

Alicia said...

I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this technique. I am going to do it right now. Beautiful work lady!

Renee V said...

Awesome tutorial and LO, thanks for sharing the process!!

Shannon Fralish said...

Fantastic layout -- love how you used the manila tag! The tutorial is really cool; I adore the quilt styling of your project...very, very nice!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow what a fabulous design! I am amazed at how much work and time went into it, but the result is stunning!!! Thank you for the pictures on how to duplicate it! I just love the pictures peeking through, thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Great LO. I love your inspiration piece , very nice . TFS .

Sue D said...

Wonderful layout and thanks for explaining how you made the quilt blocks.

Unknown said...

That's a cute idea! Great way to feature some double sided papers :)

corrie said...

Beautiful quilting! The tutorial is awesome!

Suzanne said...

Great layout! Thank you for telling how you created the blocks. I had no idea how to do them :)

~amy~ said...

oh my this and fabulous tut...soooo doing this.

Tammy said...

Great tutorial! Love that quilt design. :)

Madeline said...

Your replicated quilt layout looks fabulous. I've been saving up scraps of material to make a cathedral day.

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you integrated the quilt pattern on your layout! Very pretty design...and beautiful baby, too!!!

Pamela said...

Love your layout!!! :)

Christina said...

Love this-thank you for the tutorial!!

Cindy S. said...

This is fab!

city said...

thanks for sharing.

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