Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Quilting with WOW Altamatz


Hi everyone, it’s Monique here.  I was having a play with my Chevron Altamatz the other day, and the idea struck me that it would be so cool to use it to have a go at one of the latest crazes in Scrapbooking – Quilting.

Now, I have never been a quilter of fabric, but I am a dedicated follower of scrapbooking fads, so I decided to have a try anyway.

This is the layout I came up with – if you think it looks vaguely familiar, it’s because I have used the sketch from WOW’s May challenge, designed by the talented Wendy Smith.


Now, the chevron-style mat I have under my photos there isn’t a piece of paper – it’s actually about 4 different patterned papers, quilted together – I loved how it turned out, and thought I’d share.

Here is how it looks without the photos on top.


So, if you want to have a go with this, it really is very simple – a little bit time consuming, but easy peasy to do.

1.  First, choose the Altamatz you want to use.  I used the 6x6 Chevron Flower ALTA022, but the other Chevron Altamatz or the Chicken Wire Altamatz would also work.

2.  Select 4 Coordinating pieces of patterned paper, and trace about 12 of the individual “chevron” pieces onto each piece, and cut them all out.


3.  Choose another piece of coordinating paper or cardstock as your base, and cut to the size you would like your final “quilt” to be.

4.  Rule straight lines onto the base to keep your chevrons straight while you are piecing them together.

5.  Alternate your chevrons to create a desired pattern, and adhere them down with some double sided tape.

5.  When the whole base has been covered in chevrons, trim and stitch the pieces in place using zig zag stitch.

And you’re all done!!

Also, here are some close ups of the chipboard I used on this layout, which I inked in a yellow Prima Chalk Ink.  I’ve used individual stars cut from the WOW Star Border C655 and also WOW Star Frames C1468.  On the smaller stars, I stamped a grungy stamp onto them with a darker Prima Chalk ink, after I inked them in yellow and allowed them to dry.




Well, that’s it from me.  Hope I have inspired you with some new ways to use your WOW Altamatz and Chipboard.



1 comment:

  1. Excellent idea! Thanks for the tip :-)



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