Monday, June 3, 2013

Another Kind of Paper Piecing...

It's not enough that I have a need to cut up and sew together fabric pieces. No. The urge also extends to paper. That, of course, means another whole set of supplies, bits, and pieces. This greeting card was one result of my most recent bout of paper sewing.


The draw to do some sewing on paper began in part with articles like these. Both are from Sew Somerset- "The Art of Paper Quilting" from the 2007 Volume 1, Issue 1; and "Scrappy Paper Quilting" by Jane Eileen in the Winder 2011 Volume 4, Issue 2. They provide the visual feast and inspiration I need. Such beautiful work. 


So I cut up little squares of scrapbook papers, grabbed a glue stick, and jumped right in. This is the start of another paper project I'll show in the next post. There's an elephant in there! Just wait, you'll see.


So while all the papers glue sticks, and cutting tools were within reach anyway, I also made this vintage-feel birthday card for a friend. Back in the day when I dabbled in all sorts of crafts, I finally told myself to pick one... and I chose quilting. However, I continued to collect trims, and fancy papers until I branched out into mixed media projects a couple of years ago. It feels good to finally have a home for all those collected bits. But the explosion of more supplies to fit in the sewing room is a management challenge. I can't tell if I'm make headway on using things up, but I'm having fun trying!


4 comments:

Robbie said...

Love the 'paper' quilting! That's what it looks like to me! Very nicely done! Can't wait to see the 'elephant'! :)

Susan said...

Stop tempting me!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

It's addictive - sewing paper! I can't wait to see the elephant either. I sewed an entire journal from paper - couldn't stop. Show us more please. xoDonna

Susan said...

Paper quilting looks like so much fun! I love the greeting cards you made!