Friday, June 17, 2016

Celtic Quilt Square

© Michele Emerson-Robert 2016

This is the second in the series (so far) of the Quilt Squares for my quilter friend. I know she will love them and they will be perfect to hang on her quilt studio wall. Staying with the neutral color palette of medium blue and golden tan harmonizes with the first project (Art Deco Quilt Squares from April 22), and since I will once again be using some items that would normally be tossed, I am doing my part to follow Arnold’s  “R’s”: recycle, restyle, repurpose, revamp, restore, renew!



  1. Follow the directions found in any of the Arnold Grummer papermaking kits or books to create golden tan slurry.
  2. Create one or more (I needed three sheets since I was making three matching projects sheets of handmade paper).
  3. Allow the paper to dry.
  4. Create a 8 ½ x 8 ½ x 8 ½” ½” (deep) box top and bottom (remember to make the bottom of the box an 1/8” smaller than the top).
  5. Place the box lid on the box bottom creating a closed box.
  6. When the golden tan paper is dry, cut it to the size of the box top.
  7. Use the punch to notch the corners of the paper. Set it aside.
  8. Cut the medium blue paper to 8 ¼” square.
  9. Measure and lightly mark the center of the blue paper. Repeat marking the middle of all 4 side of the paper.
  10. Place the die at one of the marked places, tape it so it will not shift when cutting, run it through the machine. Repeat this step 5 more times, lining up the pencil marks each time.
  11. Layer and glue the blue die cut paper into the notched golden tan handmade paper.
  12. Attach the layered paper to the box lid.
  13. When you decide which direction to hang the quilt square (Star of David or regular star quilt block) add a hanger to the back of the box.

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