Small Framed Quilts
|I used a piece of map fabric purchased in London|
|Detail of the hand quilting|
To add a rustic touch I use solid wood frames found at thrift stores. I remove the glass and cardboard, then lightly sand off the finish. I then chose a paint color to go with the intended quilt and paint the frames with the chosen acrylic craft paint. I give the painted frame a quick coat of clear spray varnish. I use scraps of mat board (left over from cutting mats for framed pictures, the shops that do this usually will sell these scraps inexpensively). I lightly glue a couple of pieces together then glue them towards the back of the frame. The back is then covered with a piece of old wall paper.
|Frames ready to paint|
The bound quilt can then be easily placed at the front of the frame. It stays where it is, unless you want to take it out to use some other way.
The framed quilts can be hung on the wall (in a collection or in a small space) or displayed on a small easel or propped against a lamp or a stack of books. Lots of places can use a quilt!
|Framed Quilt, 8" X 10"|
|The quilt is easily removed from the frame|
Back of frame covered with a piece of wallpaper
Carrot quilt to be framed