I am a quilter as well as a scrapbooker. My fabric stash is only rivaled by my scrap stash, lol! As I learned new techniques, took classes & challenges, I accumulated a variety of sample-sized or single blocks - all wonderful in their own right but not really useful. Like this one:
Isn't he cute? The method used here is foundation piecing, sometimes called paper piecing. You place the fabric on the front side & sew on the lines of a paper pattern piece (the foundation) on the back side - one by one - trimming each seam as you go. In the piece shown above, I started with the pink, added the small sky piece to it's right & then flipped that piece open (see how the two make one unit?), then added the sky piece below that unit, then the dark blue to the left added to that unit... hopefully you get the idea! Here is the reverse side where you can see the pattern & the stitching. The numbers show the order in which to proceed.
(Oops! I had already started fussy-cutting the piece of the rose paper before I remembered to snap a photo, lol! This blogging stuff sure interrupts the process, but it's also making me examine the process, which is good.) As it turned out, I actually used a different alpha set, didn't use the Joy stamp, but ferreted out my French washi tape from my kit & used that. Here it is:
I have been seeing that cute little accent of a single punch of a border punch a lot lately & love it! I remember some scrappy discussion at one time about how each page really needs a frame or border of some sort, (or mat effect, if you will), and I think this serves nicely. Although this page is not mounted on black, it does show up that punched detail well in the photo. Thanks for looking :~)