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?
2 days ago