|The look of a patchwork quilt... in a jiffy.|
|The folded triangular edging is called Prairie Points (or Somerset Patchwork).|
|You can engineer where the Prairie Points fall to make fancy closures.|
|Double layer of Prairie Points.|
|Get the point! Free Prairie Point download below.|
The other secret is in the Prairie Point borders, which are easy to make from notched paper strips, download below. There are also downloads for the patchwork house motif and the card sentiments. Here they are:
Here's how to make the Prairie Points:
|A small metal ruler makes accurate folding a cinch.|
Here's how to make paper patchwork, pronto:
1) Cut out the shapes.
2) Layer the shapes. You can glue them with tacky glue or fix them together with d/s tape. Camouflage the link in the middle of the uppermost patchwork shape with a smaller contrasting shape - or with one of my printables. Simple! The finishing touch: mock stitching drawn with a Zig Millenium fine-point pen.
|Make a dinky card from just one patchwork block!|
The printed papers are from a 6 x 6 paper pad: Times & Seasons from Echo Park Paper Co.
The HOTP template also has the Orange Peel pattern - which can be used to make mock Cathedral Window patchwork. And a hexagon shape, which can be used to make the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt design. But that's another post...