I have been pinning inspirational photos and websites on Pinterest almost since its inception and pinning just never gets old. This week, I fell in love with this gorgeous patchwork quilt.
This quilt is from Pottery Barn, and the red florals and stripes are beautifully vibrant. Patchwork patterns have such a comforting, homey feel to them but these modern and bright fabrics provide a great update on the traditional patchwork quilt. I love the mix of patterns, hues and colors. Perfect inspiration for a layout, right?
All supplies from Designer Digitals | Patterned Papers: Mad About Patterns Paper Pack No. 01 and Poppies Kit by Lynn Grieveson, Signature Herringbone Paper Pack by Andrea Victoria, Christmas Memories Collection by Katie Pertiet. Ripped Papers and Cardstock: Parade Days Kit by Lynn Grieveson. Frames: Deckled Photo Frames: Vintage No. 02 by Katie Pertiet. Embellishments: Parade Days Kit (ribbon) by Lynn Grieveson, Layla Kit (fabric flower) by Maplebrook Studios, Di-no-botics Kit (paper flowers) by Katie Pertiet, Whimsy Rounds (circle stamps) by Andrea Victoria, Fasten Its! No. 02 (staples) by Pattie Knox.
As I started this layout, I quickly realized that I preferred a monochromatic patchwork pattern. My layout needed to showcase multiple photos and too many varied background colors and patterns made the layout feel too busy. So, I put together a background of 5 similarly-colored patterned papers – I repeated a few for continuity – each sized to 3 inch squares. On top of that patchwork, I layered white cardstock to ground the framed photos. To bring in some of the vibrancy of the inspiration photo, I added some bright ripped paper and blue accents, including staples, circles, a ribbon and flowers. To finish it, I added a title above and journaling below the photos.
I would love to recreate this layout with different colors and papers and maybe black-and-white photos. The possibilities are endless with this design. I hope that you are inspired by this photo, too. Let me know where you find inspiration and maybe I’ll use it in a future column. You can also follow my Pinterest boards here.
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