Dresden China Inlaid Quilt Block Birthday

I recently purchased the Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Block Die.  This die adds a stitched border to both the inside and outside of the due cut.  I love the way it looks when you inlay the quilt pieces.

When making a quilt block card it is best to use very small patterned paper.  I loved the pretty small flowers that were in the BasicGrey Knee High Cat’s Cradle paper and let it be the inspiration for the other papers used.  I added Be Creative Tape to the back of patterned papers I planned to use in the quilt.  A rectangle of Gina K. Designs Layering Weight Cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX.  Be Creative Tape was then added to the back and the quilt block was again, ensuring it was centered in the rectangle towards the top.

Using the Be Creative Tape allows all the die cuts to become stickers and are then easy to assemble in the desired patterned.  The stitched rectangle was placed on the front of a top folding A2 Cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock, to ensure placed of the ivory quilt frame. The patterned paper quilt pieces were then adhered in the appropriate pattern.

To create the inlaid look Darice Stick Back Foam was added to  the back of the rectangle with the opening for the quilt block and carefully adhered in place.

The sentiment from Jillian Vance’s Sew Special Stamp Set was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of the blue cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was then die cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Sentiments Die.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and it was placed below the focal image.

Loved the way this turned out that I made a Hello card with the same die.


  • Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Block
  • Jillian Vance Sew Special Stamp Set
  • BasicGrey Knee High Cat’s Cradle Cardstock
  • My Mind’s Eye Wild Asparagus Baby Boy Circles/Blue Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam


Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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