EYE#2: A Plethora of Patterns

Welcome to EYE Challenge #2!

This week, we are going to look at the paper crafting supply with which many of us have a LOVE/HATE relationship – we LOVE to buy it but HATE to use it.  Can you guess which product I am talking about?

Yup.  Patterned paper.

I have enough patterned paper to fill about 12 Cropper Hopper paper holders.  I have two with papers from my old Just Cre8 kits alone!  So when I started thinking about the challenge this week, I knew I wanted to incorporate patterned papers.

Mixing patterned papers is a great way to begin to de-stash your collection. There are guidelines that you can follow when trying to choose coordinating patterned papers, which I’ll talk about later in the week, but today’s challenge is all about using up you patterned paper scraps so we are going to throw convention out the window for this one!

If one of your other hobbies is quilting, then you will be familiar with crazy quilting. Essentially, it is when you use various pieces in different shapes, all stitched together, seemingly haphazardly.  Here are a few examples:

crazy quilt3

Crazy Quilt Jacket by Etsy seller Colorsforkidsshop

crazyquilt1Red Embroidered Crazy Quilt Pillow by Etsy seller VelvetEleganceShop


Crazy Quilt Tray by Etsy seller KrugsStudio

As you can see, it’s a great way to use up your scraps of fabric (or papers, in our case).

So here’s your challenge this week – go through your stash of patterned papers and pull out at least 10 (TEN) different patterns and use it to create your own crazy quilt.  You can use it for your background or as part of your embellishments, etc. – the choice is yours!

My traditional crazy-quilt layout is in the final stages of stitching and I will share tomorrow.  But for today, I will share this lovely quilted pattern that Jennifer Hottinger-Sloan created, using 10 different patterns from 8 different manufacturers!


Jennifer created this yesterday while on a crop with our group of scrappy friends – I’m so sad I couldn’t make it!  Supply list to follow…

Thanks for visiting – please join our challenge and link up your project, using the inLinkz tool below!  And be sure to check back on Tuesday, when we will introduce the design team!



[please note that inlinkz is not playing nice with wordpress – we’re working on a fix! if you see a small blue icon, click on it – it will take you to a page to upload your project URL. if you don’t see anything, please leave a comment with the url! thanks for your patience!]


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