I found these scrapbook papers at a local scrapbook store. I picked them up and said to them..."why aren't you fabric? I need to sew with you!" I want so much to make a chevron quilt with them...but they are not fabric, they are paper...but I chevron'd them anyway!
I've had this large black frame since we were in the "old house". It had our family photo in it, but Jefferson was about three years old in that photo, Ryan had long hair and no facial hair, and I...well, I don't really like any photo of me.
I took a 12x12 piece of card-stock and trimmed it to fit the sides of the frame, but it was still too short.
So I cut another piece the same size and added it to the bottom. This created a bit more stability to the paper as well.
Taped both sides together then removed it from the frame.
I cut my beautiful paper into 3 x 0.5 inch strips.
Starting in the middle, I made a Chevron shape by gluing the strips ends like so.
The I added another row with another color.
Keep adding rows. I thought about stopping here. I really like the look of the Chevron pattern a bit off center with the rest of the grey "white space", but I taped my papers together at the other end, so I had to finish it out.
It would have been cute like this. I do like my finished one as well.
Once you reach the top, you keep adding as if there was not an ending.
Do the same with the side edges.
Once you are done, you can flip it over and trim the excess.
This kind of activity is so relaxing to me. Even though I love it, I was sad when it was finished.
Love! I still want a quilt to match. If you see fabrics that look like these papers, let me know!