Jul 19, 2009

Frame That Hierloom Quilt

We inherited a crazy quilt that was started and never finished by my husbands grandmother. It's dated circa 1910. It measures 25" x 44" and is made with silks. Wanting to preserve it I decided to frame it. I used an acid free backing and put spacers so that the glass doesn't touch the quilt. The one thing I didn't do was buy a glare free glass for it. I plan on doing that. The frame was bought at a thrift store for $ 15.00. A lucky find. We had a friend cut it to fit. It now hangs over our headboard.
The picture looks hazy because of the glare on the glass. It really is beautiful.
Thanks for visiting.
Till next time,

Jul 2, 2009

What to do with those scraps?

When I have any leisure time I pull my scrap bin out and start cutting 2 1/2" squares. I keep these cut pieces in a plastic container about the size of a shoe box. Below you will see three versions on how to use these squares. NOTE: All the colored squares were cut 2 1/2" but the background or light fabric shown was cut 2-1/2" x 4-1/2". I have more fun with putting these pieces on a table and playing with different placement ideas. It's like working a puzzle. Be careful this can be addictive.
Have fun.