Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Quilty Art

I was cleaning closets the other day and believe it or not I have one closet where I store unused pillow covers. I love to change out pillows to give a room a new look. There were several that haven't been used for awhile and really don't have a place in this house. It's a shame to leave them hanging unwanted and unused, so I thought I'd try a little pillow cover recycling. I've been collecting old window frames for awhile (don't ask why, I just do).
I used one to showcase a little bit of these pillows. The "In Crowd" Alexander Henry fabric is one of my all time favs. I hung it in the guest bedroom for now.
I have more windows. Maybe I should design and make a set of window sized quilts? Could be fun!

28 comments:

Paige said...

Great idea! I love that frame!

Lisa said...

Love it, great idea!

live a colorful life said...

We have an old frame almost like that which was abandoned on some farmyard in Kansas. Ours doesn't have the window panes but otherwise they would almost be twins. I should rescue it from its life in our closet...

Kim said...

Absolutely a great use of the quilted pillow covers and the old window frame. Such fun to mix the mod look with the old. I like this!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous. You are brilliant!

Amber said...

oh Jacquie - those look so awesome! LOVE the window frame.....little quilts would look so perfect displayed like that!

Why Not Sew? said...

So clever! I love it!

Rhonda said...

This is a great idea....I love the look of something old and something new and the recycling is great!

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

Oh excellent idea! A mini window quilt would be amazing! I love those pillows - the fussy cutting and layout are so awesome!

Martys Fiber Musings said...

What a treat to see your latest idea. Beautiful!

Gale's Goodies said...

I love that fabric that you featured in the window frames! This is a good idea for recycling past quilts instead of letting them languish in the dark closet. Wonderful!

PioneerValleyGirl said...

I've had a couple of cool old window frames hanging around, waiting for just the right project, but I hadn't thought of putting quilts in them. Creative thinking!

momto2wasd said...

I love it!! It looks modern and vintage all at the same time!

Carla said...

Great idea, Jacquie. I have some windows that I've saved from our old house....may have to steal your idea. Hope to see you in August at KCMQG.

Poppyprint said...

Fabulous!

Meghan said...

What a great idea! I never would have thought to use a window frame like that :)

Esch House Quilts said...

This is amazing! I love the contrast of the roughness of the old frame and the softness of the quilts. Great idea!

jednoiglec said...

fantastic idea! I can't wait the next mini quilts!

sewkatiedid said...

Did you find the novel I left you in the closet too?

Rebecca Johnson said...

Oh i have a thing for old window frames too.... theyre great for pictures, mirrors, hung up anywhere....i just love em. they add a sense of warmth and love to a home.. i know wierd.. but theyre great!! xx That one is beautiful... love the cases too!!

Bingaling said...

I love it!
Several years ago I saw a quilt/window art piece at the apartment of a friend of mine. Her window had 6 panes, all of which had chicken wire in them. Then there was this beautiful old floral quilt behind it (it filled all 6 panes). She said that the quilt had been her grandmother's and had some damage, so she thought putting it behind the window would be the best place for it. Ever since then, I have wanted to pair a quilt with an old window frame. I haven't yet...but someday I will.
Chanda

Rachaeldaisy said...

Such a great idea! it looks fantastic. The glass gives the fabric another dimension.

WHATUPDUCK said...

REALLY a great idea!!

Lisa said...

I paint (on the glass part of) old window frames. Love what you've done with this.

Stephanie D. said...

That's a clever idea!

commoncents said...

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Steve
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corinnea said...

That is an awesom!e idea! Looks great

Stephanie said...

Wonderful window "frame." Pretty walls too.