Saturday, November 13, 2010

No-Sew Crafty Project

This is a project I've been planning for a little while.  I just needed to have a weekend at home to get it done.  I love patchwork quilts and I love the whole Shabby Chic color palette but I don't have the $$ for real Shabby Chic and I don't have the patience to quilt so I came up with this idea.

I bought 8, 8x8" artist's canvasses at Michael's and then I went to a couple different quilting stores and bought fabrics that I loved in my color way.  I stretched the fabrics over the canvasses and stapled them into place, making sure I had nice, neat corners.  Lastly, I hung them on my bedroom wall in a checkerboard pattern using my wall color, a very, very pale pink, as the background/solid squares.

Now that it's on the wall, I think I'll buy some picture frame molding and build a "frame" around it, just to finish things off.

I've recently bought some pretty simple quilt patterns that can be sized down to table toppers or wall hangings.  I may try making those and doing the same sort of thing - buying a canvas to stretch the finished top  on for hanging.  After all, it's coming up on winter and I should have time for these kinds of projects, right?


  1. I like the effect. And I think that I like it without framing. But I'd have to see it both ways.

  2. Looks good. Reminded me of a project I have had tucked away in my to-do pile. One of my favorite fabric designers, Anna Marie Horner (, demo-ed this on Martha Stewart's show here: