Hi guys, today I am showcasing my quilt card using the Damask accents. There is another colour way that I did this card in and I will post it at the end of the tutorial for you.
Cut 16 of these pieces, 8 from a neutral colour (I'm using white) and 4 from a light tone and 4 from a dark tone colour. You can cut these quicker if you do two at a time. There is no need to emboss these so it will save a bit of time there too.
Next step is to cut squares the same size. If you use a square die, your finished piece will fit together better than if you cut the squares on a guillotine. If there are any bits of the points that extend past the edge of the square, nip them off with your scissors. Glue each Damask piece to the matching square. You can change the look of your quilt by making the backing square a different colour too.
Next, you need to cut all the coloured squares in half and four of the white squares. You will need to leave four white squares uncut.
Next you will need to cut a piece of square card that is slightly larger than your four squares across. I use tape for this step to get the positioning right. The four squares will be the four corner pieces. If you want to be exact with this you canuse a ruler and mark it, but I find it is easy to place the squares in each corner then use the cut white pieces to get the spacing. They need to be layed out in this pattern. The edges should touch each other as it forms the perimeter of the pattern. You should be able to adjust the corners if need be if you haven't used glue on them. Once you get the pattern straight you can go back and glue the pieces down
Next go in and place the coloured halves in from the outside edge. You will alternate colours as you go around. You can see that the colours will continue to make the original sqaue shapes with the white pieces.
Continue to add your colours, this time placing the colours in the opposite directions to make the pinwheel shape for the centre. These have only been layed in place for the picture. Your lines should meet up seamlessly.
Adding the last remaining pieces will complete the pattern for your quilt card. I added a sentimenrt on mine that was cut from the Persian die templates.
Here you can see the same card done in a second colour way. This card shows the sentiment cut from the Persian die templates
The card to the left is exactly the same card except without the Damask accent piece attached to the squares. This card, once assembled using the above instructions, was run through the new Spellbinder Embossibility folder called Patchwork to give the card texture. It is a nice alternative to the first card but yields similar results. if you would like to see another tutorial on this card, Davy and Jackie, friends of the blog have done a version too. Just go to http://davypainterman.co.uk/CardCrafting.aspx I hope you have enjoyed seeing how these cards were made. All for now, Sue x