If youâ€™ve ever seen the intricate appliquÃ© patterns in quilts, you know this isnâ€™t it.Â But with a little imagination you might be able to see a vague similarity.Â This project looks moreÂ involved than it is.Â Three inch squares of one color construction paper and a full sheet of another and weâ€™re in business.
- One 9â€ x 12â€ sheet of colored paper
- One 6â€ x 9â€ sheet of colored paper (cut into three inch squares)
- Glue stick
- Black Sharpie
- Fold a 3â€ square in half, and cut a shape.Â Keep both the positive and negative shapes.Â Do the same with the rest of the 3â€ squares.
- On the 9â€ x 12â€ sheet, measure and make light pencil lines to make Â 3â€ squares across and vertically.
- Glue a negative shape into each of the two top corners, keeping the top and sides of the square and the background even.
- Glue a negative shape in the center of the second row.
- Glue a negative shape to the edges and even with the bottom of the centered shape in the row above.
- Glue a negative shape in the center of the last row, keeping the sides and bottom even.Â All the negative shapes are now on the background.
- Â Place the positive shapes on the solid squares.Â Make sure the positive shape is not next to itâ€™s negative.Â When you are satisfied with their placement, center them in the square and glue them down.
- With the black Sharpie, make stitch marks around the appliquÃ©s and the squares .
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