Thursday, January 29, 2009

wall quilt

I wish I had a good camera because I love how this turned out.

This was really easy and a pretty inexpensive alternative to buying framed art. I used the same method as the crafty cork boards (w/o the lining and I stapled the fabric onto the canvas). I put it together with canvas that I bought at Michaels and then Anna Maria Horner's Drawing Room line of Home Dec fabric. I bought the fabric off of etsy.com for a pretty good price and used coupons for the canvases. Did you know you can use Joanns coupons at Michaels? It took a couple of trips, but I bought all of the canvases at a discount. All-in-all the project cost about $55.

I was afraid my husband was going to hate it. He's very traditional (and opinionated) and it's a bit ecclectic (which is what I love), but he came home and helped me put it together. I was so surprised I almost cried. I love LOVE the way it turned out. It really brightens up the room and makes me smile.

11 comments:

Leslie said...

It looks fabulous! I don't have an ecclectic eye - but I love the ecclectic look. Great Job - and way to Rob for helping. :)

- Tracy said...

I love it too. I can't wait to see it in person.

Silcox Stories said...

I love it and since I am just about to redo the bedroom my wheels are spinning! What size canvases did you use?

Em said...

Can I have the one on the right? I like it the very best!!

liz said...

the big ones are 20 x 24

then 8 x 10

then 5 x 7

thanks!

The Lauper Family said...

I LOVE IT! K...visit amyatlas.com and visit her valentine's day section. She uses these boards to display "candy bags" at birthday parties. Our enrichment board copied it and displayed candy during our christmas party during the dessert portion. LOVE IT! I want to copy it. Problem is I don't have any more wall space. UGh!

thomalee said...

What a timely post!! I just called Tracy last night to ask her advice on this very thing! I really love the fabric you used, especially the yellow mixed print with the bird. I can't wait to try this out :)

Jen said...

Liz,
That is so stinkin' brilliant I can hardly stand it!!!! And when you want a change how cool to replace the fabric, even one or two to change would give it a whole new look. I do love the ones you chose though. This idea could be used in a kids room, a kitchen anywhere. Pure brilliance!
♥Jen

Rae said...

I LOVE this! Those combinations are right up my alley!

Kristan said...

That is beautiful! Great idea!

sewhappyfabricshop said...

It is so cool to see fabric I sold in a finished product. Thanks for the link!!