A while ago I purchased these wall decorations from JoAnn’s and put them up on the wall. They were just the frames and were meant to be nested. I made the rookie mistake of trying to put too few in too large of a space. They just looked bad! They stayed that way for quite a while because I wasn’t sure what to do to make them look better.
Then while I was in a quilt store I had an epiphany (in their restroom) ! They had framed 2 quilts and they were really fun. I realized that that was what my wall needed.
A long time ago I purchased a book by Diana Swim Wessel titled Inspiration Odyssey. In it she had 2 pages of sketches (she called them “Silhouettes”) that were all square and would work well for the size of quilts I would be making. Here is a sample of her sketches:
And here are some close-ups of the quilts that range in size from 11″ to 5.5″
I had never really done any hand quilting before so I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it! I do have to admit that I mostly did shadow quilting but it was fun anyway. I am thinking of trying hexagon English Paper Piecing next since I now have a lot of colorful scraps left over.
Basically putting these quilts into the frames was like covering buttons.