Jennifer McGuire (click on her name to see the tutorial) showed how to make an effective chevron design with strips of patterned paper. The challenge this week at Case Study, is to interpret this image: the shapes reminded me of leaves, and I decided to try out the paper-piecing technique.
Close to My Heart, into 1/2-inch strips. Then I adhered them in parallel rows to a piece of scrap paper. Then I turned that piece onto a 45-degree angle and cut 1/2-inch strips on the diagonal. You have to do it starting from each end of your strip if you want to be able to form the chevron shape. Some of the process is illustrated here:
I glued my chevrons onto a card base where they became the "garden" from which a single little flower emerges. The sentiment is from an old stamp set called "Quilters Sampler Sentiments" which is still available from Papertrey Ink.
I foresee some more quilt-block experimenting with paper! No fussing over seam allowances, no pressing required...just play!