Thursday, July 25, 2013

Practical Scrappers Specialty Team Blog Hop

This weekend I am participating in the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop!  Our topic is projects that use Chevrons!  You should have arrived here from Michelle's blog but if you didn't you can head back to Practical Scrappers to start the whole hop!  You want to be sure to pop in at Practical Scrappers to get in on the great prize from Scrapbook Pal!  I am also giving away a prize and will share a little more on that after my project!


 To create my chevrons I cut out 1 1/4" squares and laid them all out creating rows of chevrons that mimic a quilt.  I then added in zig zag stitching in between the rows.  It makes for a subtle chevron pattern and allows you to use several patterns that you love!  Because the background has a lot going on I stuck with just one photo (a rarity for me!), used a black and white photograph,  and added a strip of kraft paper the draw the eye in to the photograph.  I embellished very little but what I did use is a lot of round/curved embellishments.  I felt like this helps to break up the rigidity of the squares.  All the supplies come from Echo Park's "Beautiful Life" line.

GIVEAWAY
As a thank you for visiting I'm going to do a giveaway!  Anyone who is a follower here and leaves me a comment will be entered!  I will cut out a variety titles like the "smile" one I used here and send them your way.  I will leave the giveaway open thru the weekend and announce a winner early next week!

Thanks for hopping with us today - your next stop is at Kerri's blog!


16 comments:

Jen said...

Great layout!! Love how you created squares to make your chevrons! And I love this collection!

Charity said...

what can I say? your quilt projects are awesome!!! they make me think of home and my Mama who is an avid quilter!!!

Brenda Muench said...

Amazing! I think the spacing would have driven me crazy!

Molly OBryon Welpott said...

love the quilts:) following you and off to see Kerri

~Mychl said...

Super cute page! Love the quilted look to it!

Lisa P said...

I love how you created your background. You are the queen! :)

Dawn Carlyle said...

Great layout/design!!! Love the quilted look....

Wendy Coffman said...

I totally {heart} your chevron background!

Camille Short said...

I love this layout!

Cathy said...

I adore this, you are way too clever and creative!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOODNESS!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING the colors, the twine, and love love love love those squares!!!!!

Holly B said...

The details of the layout are great. Like the chevron effect the squares made.

Jennifer Swartz said...

Love the quilt! The patterned papers are great.....love the layouts

Bev said...

amazing combo of colour.. love the blocked chevrons

Mandi said...

Amazing. I would drive myself insane to get those squares perfect.

DeniseP said...

Oooh, love the paper piecing chevron. Super pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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