Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC50 – Jean’s Quilt Style Paper Piecing Technique Challenge

WWC50 – Jean’s Quilt Style Paper Piecing Technique Challenge

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC50 - quilt style paper piecing technique challengeWelcome to this weeks Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.   Since it’s my birthday today the rest of the artists were kind enough to let me pick the challenge and I couldn’t help looking at quilts for inspiration.   Quilts are another of my favorite fiber based crafts so I hope you’ll enjoy this weeks challenge.

It’s really pretty simple.   If you want to jump into the quilt aspect of the challenge find a pattern that looks like fun and recreate it in a paper form.  The perfect chance to dive into wonderful Designer Papers to provide your color and image patterns.  Just like visiting a fabric store and being mesmerized with color and style of pattern.  Of course you can go for the basic paper piecing too if that’s your comfort zone.  Many of our new dies make that so very simple.  The Hexagon Hivelit for example or the Rose Wonder companion die.   I saw a card the other day that had the look of a faux quilt where a sheet of Designer Series Paper was slipped behind a cut out image die.  Perfect really for a faux form of the art.   I hope you will enjoy our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge artists take on paper piecing quilt style!


Here’s my version….

I’m still in a CAS (clean and simple) frame of mind so that’s what came to mind when I started putting these colors together.    To keep things simple I stuck with a single pack of paper (Pretty Petals Paper Stack) and a single traditional quilt shape punch (hexagon) and a very basic quilt pattern that many a young girl has learned over the centuries.

Hexagon Hello

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC50 - Paper Piecing Quilt Technique - Exterior for Hexagon Hello - Jean Fitch

And the inside:

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC50 Paper Piecing Quilt Technique Interior View - Jean Fitch

This card could easily have been called Kindred Spirits of the Heart don’t you think?   After all…friendship stitches together all shapes including hearts.

Ever since reading Anne of Green Gables I’ve been taken by the idea of “kindred spirits” and “bosom friends” and of course that meant I had to grab the First Sight stamp set first thing when the Occasions catalog products were available for purchase.   This card and the thoughts about the Anne book also reflects the feelings I have for my fellow Watercooler Artists and many of my stamping buddies.  Stamping does indeed seem to create Kindred Spirits.


Stamps: First Sight (2016 Occasions)

Inks:  Mint Macaron, Early Espresso & Project Life Journaling Pen & Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker

Paper: Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe Cardstock & Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack

Punches: Hexagon, Decorative Label

Tools & Adhesives:  Big Shot, Greeting Thinlits die, Heart Collection Framelit (ret.), Tombow Liquid Glue, Snail, dimensionals

The construction details are pretty basic:

The card base is square (5″ x 10″ scored and folded in half) of Mint Macaron.  Cut a Very Vanilla layer (4-3/4″ square) with corners punched with a corner punch or cut with scissors or craft knife.

Adhere your hexagon punch pieces in whatever pattern looks pleasing to you on the Very Vanilla layer and then add a faux “stitch in the ditch” look with a marker or pen.  Add your greeting (I chose a skinny die cut so the hexagons wouldn’t be covered up too much) and decorate your interior.

For this project Tombow Liquid Glue is your friend since you can brush it out to the edges and the entire hexagon will be adhered.  On note though…for winter use in areas that get cold you may have some interesting happenings when bringing your Tombow from a colder room to a warm one.  I found that the glue once started just kept coming when least expected.  Must be one of those thermodynamic things that scientists could explain much better. 😀


That’s it for this challenge.  To see the rest of the design teams Quilt Style Paper Piecing Technique Challenge contributions head on over to the Challenge blog website here.   That’s also where you can add your own creation with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner or runner up and have the option to place our new badges on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

Check here to see the winner of last weeks challenge.  And here to see all the other linky and Artist Team entries.  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

I hope you’ll join us next Wednesday for yet another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

Jean Fitch in pink





2 Responses

  1. Jean, LOVELY card and HAPPY BIRTHDAY woman!! May you have a wonderful day!

  2. First, I want to wish you a Happy Birthday! May your day be filled with Joy! I love your card. A great way to use paper scraps and the octagon punch or embossing folder.

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