Art Deco Quilt Square II

© Michele Emerson-Robert 2016

This is the third in the series of the Quilt Squares for my quilter friend. The neutral color palette of medium blue and golden tan matches with the other projects (Art Deco Quilt Squares from April 22, and the Celtic Quilt Square from May 20). 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 while creating beautiful ART!

  • Arnold Grummer® paper making kits
  • Tan &gold scrap paper (think junk mail etc.
  • Large empty frozen Pizza box
  • Sponges, soft towels
  • A sunny window
  • Medium blue text weight paper
  • Die:  Tonic Studios™ #183E Verso Art Deco Collectable Die Set
  • Tonic Studios™ #159 Advantage V Blade paper trimmer
  • Scor-Pal™
  • Tonic Studios™ Tangerine die cutting and embossing machine
  • Pencil, ruler
  • Tonic Craft Tacky™ Glue
  • Punch: Notched corner


  1. Follow the directions found in any of the Arnold Grummer papermaking kits or books to create golden tan slurry. Create one or more (this is the last of the three sheets I made previously). Allow the paper to dry.
  2. 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). Place the box lid on the box bottom creating a closed box.
  3. When the golden tan paper is dry, cut it to the size of the box top.
  4. Use the punch to notch the corners of the paper. Set it aside.
  5. Cut the medium blue paper to 8 ¼” square.
  6. Measure and lightly mark the center of the blue paper.
  7. Repeat marking the middle of all 4 side of the paper.
  8. You will use the same diamond shaped die as the first quilt square but using the opposite end. Place the opposite end of 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.
  9. Layer and glue the blue die cut paper into the notched golden tan handmade paper.
  10. Attach the layered paper to the box lid.
  11. 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.
  12. Hang the three quilt squares horizontal or vertical.


  1. This is so pretty! Love that blue! Such an intricate design!

    1. I love these "squares" so much that I need to make a set for
      Love and light,

  2. Wow, that is beautiful and you did a great job lining up that die so perfectly.

    1. Smile.......they are actually a tiny bit off but you don't notice it.
      Love and light,


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