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Thread: New wall grouping

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    The other day I noticed how badly faded the pictures over our bed had become [see first photo]. I happened to mention this at my last book group meeting, and folks looked at me with shock: "You have pictures WITH GLASS over your BED?!?!" When I looked back at them in surprise, they all quickly reminded me that we happen to live in [duh!] earthquake country and that "the big one" is due any day now....

    Oh, yeah...... :roll:

    So... What should I put over my bed that doesn't involve glass?? Wall words? Nice idea, but my husband thinks they're dumb. [They aren't, but try telling him!!] Then it hit me -- I'm a quilter. I make quilts. I like making quilts. Why don't I make a quilt for over the bed? If that fell down, no harm done! :idea:

    So I started thinking about patterns and fabrics. [Colors were a foregone conclusion, since the room is blue with white trim and ceiling.] I couldn't make up my mind between about a half-dozen wonderful patterns -- when I had the brilliant [or so it seemed at the time] idea to make several small quilts, all different, and put them into a grouping -- much like I would have done with framed pictures.

    And so, ladies and germs, I present my former and faded bedroom wall, and my much improved and much more colorful wall! All five minis are made with most of the same fabrics, just rearranged and shuffled around. I know I should have waited to take a photo in daylight like I did the first one, but I just had to share.

    Hope you like 'em. I do! :P


    Faded and boring...... [Forgive the weird angle; I was trying to avoid glare from the flash on the glass and from the window to the right.]
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    Ta-daaaa! Not boring now! They'll probably keep us awake at night! :-D
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    What an improvement! They look great!

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    NICE JOB - I'm going to have to consider something like that. I'm not big on pictures hanging anywhere - they require dusting. :mrgreen:

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    What a great idea........ very very nice.
    This sure gives me some ideas
    thanks for sharing

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    Those are completely goregous! I love what you did and I love the wall quilts!

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    What a fantastic idea! And they look gorgeous, the colours are just perfect. I love it! :-)

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    That looks GREAT!

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    They are fantastic. You did a beautiful job of replacing those pictures.

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    Great job! LOVE IT!!

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    WOW! What an improvement.

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    OMG! I love it!!! Oh no, now im going to have to do something like that too :)

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    WOW! What an improvement! I love it.

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    Wow Quiltinlady, I LOVE that - do you mind if I steal that idea? I've got stacks of blue and white fabric I got in Holland and was trying to think of a pattern for one large quilt. Now I think I'll make lots of small ones and group them like that! IF you don't mind me copying! Great idea! AND an excellent way to try a LOT of patterns! :D

    K x

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    Wow what an improvement, it looks so fresh and lovely, great job :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    they're stunning. i love the collection idea.

    how did you mount them to the wall? i don't see anything related to a hanging sleeve.

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    What a great idea. It looks wonderful.

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    That's a great idea!! That's better than just one wallhanging! Love it!

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    I love the look of the wallhangings! I love the colors too! Very nice!!!

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    Very Very nice

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    Goodness! What an outpouring of support and praise! I'm overwhelmed...! Thank you all!! :-P

    To answer your questions:

    ~ They're hung with clear pushpins at each corner.

    ~ The majority are just a single block of something I liked. Found my ideas in books, online sites, here (!), etc.

    ~ I'd seen someone make single blocks and frame them, which looks really cool, but then I'd be back where I started. I'd also considered making the final border much wider and then putting the block on stretcher bars. But that seemed like too much work :wink: and I wanted to make everything from what I had on the shelf.

    ~ Now that I've seen them in daylight, I still like them, but I'm having to get used to their "flatness." [The old frames were about 1-1/2" thick.] I was pleased to see that they look good in daylight, too. 8)

    Thanks again for your compliments. I don't get a lot of visitors to my bedroom ;), so not many folks would be likely to see them otherwise.


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    That is great! I love it. It looks so much better and your work is beautiful.

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    Bee-utiful!!!

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    What a super neat idea. I REALLY like it alot

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    A huge improvement! I love your mini quilts! Well done!

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