Hi everyone, this is Eva Pizarro and today I’m going to show you how to do a layout with a quilt-inspired background using the new Home+Made collection. I love to get inspired by a nice pattern and you can find many great background patterns in quilting.
I started by cutting circles with my 1.5 inch circle punch and my 6×6 paper pad from the Home+Made collection. I love 6×6 pads because you don’t have to use an entire sheet of paper for just a little piece, plus you get the designs in a smaller scale, and if you are cutting small pieces they look better.
I cut 5 circles from 8 different patterned papers and cut them in 4. Don’t worry if the 4 pieces are not exactly even – you won’t notice this in the final result.
Leave a 1 inch gap around the border, and start by doing the first 4×4 square (4 rows and 4 lines of quarter circles) following this pattern.
Repeat this same pattern 8 times to complete 9 squares.
Attach the quarter circles to the layout. I used a liquid glue and attached some washi tape over the tips of the paper pieces to prevent them from moving.
Machine stitch all around your background, mat your photo with patterned paper and attach it to your layout with your sewing machine.
Add the title and some embellishments, and this is it! Here is the final result!
Here are some close-up shots. Don’t you just love those golden Thickers?
Have a great day!