Saturday, 18 August 2012

Stitching on paper - inspired by quilting

Last weekend I posted about Clair's wonderful Stitching on Paper class in which I have the honour of being one of the GDs.

I had the chance this week to catch up with the first 5 lessons and they really are super. Interested in paper? Love stitching? Than you have to check this class out and say hi to Clair while you are there. There's even a super prize on offer.

In the meantime, today's lesson is being inspired by quilting and I also contributed to this lesson and it was so much fun. I decided to go back to my patchwork beginnings and made a page as a tribute to my Granny who taught me to patchwork nearly 40 years ago!

I chose an old-fashioned patchwork design and made it out of paper scraps. I stitching around each piece to give it some definition and didn't worry about how messy it was. I've never been a perfect hand-stitcher (all my patchwork is done by hand) so it matched the feel I was trying to create. I so love how this turned out and it really made me want to go back to my fabric patchwork again - who knows, I might just do that ;-)

And just to add a couple more examples of how to use this inspiration, here are a couple of projects I don't know if I've shared before.

Why not give it a try and then go over to Clair's site and link up - after checking out this week's class of course!


  1. Really lovely Lisa. I have scrolled up and down several times, going back for another look. Your paper patchwork pieces are perfect1

  2. Your LO is so simple yet very very stunning. Must have a go myself.

  3. love your layouts Lisa! Your hand stitching is incredible!

  4. Fab patchwork examples Lisa - love the use of parallelograms for cubes and the hexagons outlined with stitching too.

  5. Ooh! I really loved the example that you sent me for the class, because it includes the story behind the patchwork as well - and that's awesome.

    Your other layout and your super sweet card are also fantastic! I'm so glad that you joined me for the class and are enjoying the other prompts x

  6. I have the same response when I begin to think of doing the quilting again :~)
    Had a wonderful group of women that were very supportive of my early efforts - I need to scrap that - thanks for the inspiration!
    This is a beautiful tribute page.

  7. Greeting Lisa, my liebchen! You have just been awarded by me, here:

  8. You have taken scrapbooking to a new level...again! LOVE these!!

  9. I especially love this look on that card - adorable! But the layous are spectacular too.

  10. Those are all so pretty. Well done.


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