Wall Quilts Finally Done!


shot from stairs

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:

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And here are some close-ups of the quilts that range in size from 11″ to 5.5″

left panel cropped middle panel cropped right panel cropped

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.

Side view of frame

                                                                                                      Side view of frame

Back of frame

Back of frame

 

Quilt laying on the frame (quilt is laying face down)

Quilt laying on the frame (quilt is laying face down)

 

Foamcore board placed on quilt.  Board is 1/8' smaller than the frame

Foamcore board placed on quilt. Board is 1/8′ smaller than the frame

 

Foamcore and quilt pushed down into the frame

Foamcore and quilt pushed down into the frame

 

Quilt is glued and duct taped in place. Very ugly!

Quilt is glued and duct taped in place. Very ugly!

 

Finished quilt frame

Finished quilt frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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