Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wall Art

My oldest son has moved from the posters pinned to the wall stage to I'd like my apartment to look more mature so I need some art stage. He's smitten with Daisy Janie's geo grand prints (I am too), so I made this for above his fireplace. It's about 32 x 34 and is stretched over a inexpensive frame. There is a layer of batting underneath, but I chose not to quilt it. I think it showcases the print and gives him a modern, yet masculine piece of art.
Kinda fits his hip looks, don't you think?
He also likes this ogee print (another Daisy Janie creation) and has asked for something with it. Both Marmalade and Bon Bon carry Daisy Janie fabrics if you feel the urge to add them to your stash.
Does my heart good that my boys want to showcase quilts and textiles. (without any motherly cajoling) Apparently it's even gotten some pretty good comments from friends.

20 comments:

Nicole said...

I love the idea how you used the print and framed it still keeping it simple.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a wonderful idea Jacquie! I may have to ponder something like that for me!

MariQuilts said...

Looks great!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Super cool--both the art AND the son!

Missy said...

Wow, it just took my breath away with the simplicity. I love it.

leigh said...

what an excellent idea! love it!

Quilt Rat said...

well how amazing does that look? WOW sometimes we over complicate things. This is so simple and yet FABULOUS!!!

Poppyprint said...

Very hip and cool. I'm not surprised his friends think so, too!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Maybe I should sell him my Geo Grand quilt for more art? (Kidding!)

(And it is so wrong that my word verification is forskin. Not kidding.)

carol said...

What a perfect piece for above his fireplace.....the simplicilty is stunning!

Suzanne said...

Stretching a quilt block over a frame. You are on to something wonderful.

Annie said...

Love him and love it that he's moved to textiles from sticky tape

Jan | Daisy Janie said...

Oh! My! You continue to make me fall in love with my designs allll over again!! Simple sophistication. I'm glad your 'kiddo' has such hip taste! How the heck did you stretch it so evenly?

Heather said...

That looks really great!

Esch House Quilts said...

Looks amazing!

I have sometimes thought when buying fabric that I love it so much I just want to frame it. Glad you did!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Aren't sons the best?! My oldest one is decorating his apartment too and I'm in love with this idea. I'm so pleased that my boys love the quilts I've made them and always act interested in what I'm making. Last year I bought some deer fabric to make this particular son a new quilt and haven't gotten around to it yet so my mind is spinning with ideas. I'm so glad you are so inspiring :)

audreypawdrey said...

That is a really cool piece of art for his living room! He is lucky to have an artist for a mom.:)

audreypawdrey said...

That is a really cool piece of art for his living room! He is lucky to have an artist for a mom.:)

caroline said...

Is it inappropriate to ask how old your son is and if he's single? Because he's cute.

MightyMom said...

it's totally cool and totally perfect and totally.....well....symmetrical!! I'm shocked!


and I just love it.