Thursday, September 18, 2014

Quilt Block Tips

This post falls under the category of "Ask and You Shall Receive"!  Isn't it cool when that happens?  I was trying to remember the last time that happened to me - it may have been more likely that is was "Beware What You Ask For"!  Yep, that was probably it!

There's not a lot to beware of here, at least.  Several of you emailed and left comments asking questions about THIS quilt block card (with a free image offered by Free Pretty Things for You and me) that I posted on Monday.   So I'll show you how I did it.

You'll notice this cad has very few changes from the earlier one.  I already had quilt blocks die cut in the same paper, so I just changed the image - isn't she adorable - and the sentiment (and a couple of pink pearls).

The first thing I did for this post was Google Search "Quilt Block Die".  The reason for that is because this die is part of a Make It Market kit from Papertrey Ink.  I don't see that they are selling it by itself.  Maybe they will later.  I found one very similar at WPlus9, but they seem to be sold out.  I was surprised not to find more, maybe you know of another quilt block die out there that didn't show up in my search.  So, I'll make an offer to you:  if you would like you can send me paper and I'll be happy to die cut it for you or you can give me an idea what you're looking for and I might have something that will work for you.  You can email me and we can work it out.

One tip is that I think this card works best with coordinating pattern paper.  This paper is from Shabby Miss Jenn's from the Forever Fall set.

Running tape on the back of the quilt block makes all the difference in the world - talk about easy to put together - the tape grabs the pieces and keeps them in place so that you can easily place the pieced quilt block on a card.

Next, I taped the two quilt blocks together on the back, one beneath the other - measured them and cut a card base to match.  Before gluing the quilt blocks in place on the card, I glued the scallop border to the left side.

And that darling little girl can be found at Studio Shine Vintage.  Such cute things there!

Hope you've had a lovely week and are looking forward to a fabulous weekend!


  1. Now that's just brilliant! I would have fought all day with the loose pieces. ;) Your card is wonderful Lori. Absolutely beautiful and thank you so much for the terrific tutorial.
    Lisa x

  2. Great tip! Such an adorable card - I really like the quilted style - it looks perfect with this image!

  3. Thanks for showing how you did this background, it looks fabulous, what a creative use of that die!

  4. Looks amazing! Love the vintage image, too.

  5. This one's a beauty, too, Lori! Love how you made your quilted background, so pretty!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  6. What a darling card, Lori! It's fun to mix and match coordinating papers and the vintage image is )precious. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Gorgeous gorgeous card and thanks for sharing the process. Love those die cuts! TFS

  8. Hi Lori...What a precious card you've created! I love the quilt blocks, and all the pretty things you added to make this card vintage-y looking ... and perfectly adorable!!! :) Paulette

  9. Oh Lori......your card is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing a tutorial. I love the pretty papers and the adorable image! Now to find a die :)

  10. Hi, Lori, wow, this card is so beautiful! Love the fabulous die cut pattern and the cute image. Such a lovely creation. :)


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