Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wall Quilt

I like to read Jo's blog, the cart before the horse . She and her husband are amazing artists. They just moved to a new house and she made a "wall quilt" to add some more color to a wall. I loved it so much I wanted to try it. So when I found this framed painting at the thrift store on sale for half off of five bucks I figured I would try it. I took the canvas out of the frame and painted it with gesso so it looked like a new canvas again. I swear I took a picture of this step but I can't find it. Then I painted the canvas black in case little spaces showed through. Let that dry and then glued 1 1/2" squares of my favorite fabrics all over it with Modge Podge.

I also primed and painted the frame red. I was going for as much color as possible here.

Here it is on my little ledge with the painting of our family. It is such a happy, bright spot. If I were to it again though I think I would space my fabric a little further apart and I think I would paint the background white instead of black. I just might have to try it again! Wouldn't it be cute for a babies room or maybe for Christmas?
How embarrassing! Brittany just caught the huge mess I made of the name of Jo's blog; The horse before the cart. Sorry Jo, it is right now!


Diane Duda said...

I absolutely love this, Michelle!!!

Circe said...

That's really cute. At first I thought you had done something with the covered bridge painting and I thought you had LOST it! Scary! The quilt is MUCH better! Love it!

PS...I'm more excited for Women's Shelter than for the first day of school! Want to bring a treat??

Jo James said...

Great job! I'm gonna have to make another one to :)

kimmygirl said...

Love it! I can't wait to make one too!

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love.boxes said...

I love the wall quilt!