Paper Quilt Art

July 19, 2010

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I have a great project for you guys today, I like to call it:

Paper Quilt Art!

Here is a before and after:

Before:

{Thrift store frame for around $2!! Needed some love though right? Kinda "Blarf" ;).}

After:

{Ba-da bing awesome! This little lady hangs above my sink in the kitchen, yes my kitchen color scheme is: Red, Yellow, and Blue! A little childish and kinda crazy but I LOVE it I was inspired by a new rug I was gifted by my wonderful mother for my birthday which I will show in a future post ;) (don't let the suspense kill you k).}

My initial thought when doing this project was to take a quilt pattern I have, and scale it to size....uh then I quickly realized yeah I am so not a math genius! So squares in a random pattern will do just great!

Want to make your own?

Here is what you need:

~Old frame in need of a face-lift
~Paper in various colors and patterns
~Paint
~Primer (Optional)
~Paper cutter or scissors
~Mod Podge
~Gloss poly (Optional)

How it's done:

1. Dis-assemble your frame (take the glass out, the backing, and the print).

2. Prime your frame (this is optional remember if your frame is the way you want it just leave it or if your frame is already a light enough color that any color will take to it just skip this).

3. After allowing primer to dry, apply a paint color of your choosing to the previously primed frame. Apply as many coats as needed.

4. After allowing previously painted frame to dry, apply a gloss poly for sheen and to seal. Allow to dry. (Note this step is optional.)

5. Measure your in-laid mat that was in your frame, if your frame didn't come with a mat measure the inside of the frame and cut a piece of cardboard to fit.

6. After measuring your frame mat, determine how large or small you want your squares to be. I did mine 1"x1", after finding a measurement that is pleasing, cut your squares out to fill the frame mat completely. Take into consideration how many different patterns you are using into the cutting of all your squares.


7. Arrange your squares in a way that is pleasing and adhere them with Mod Podge. I arranged mine by setting up one row gluing it down, and taking the third print up from the bottom of the first row and repeated the pattern on from there.

8. Apply a layer of Mod Podge to your finished "Paper Quilt" to seal.

9. Re-assemble your frame, hang, and ENJOY!


Super fun huh! This project makes such an impact I love the various prints and colors that adds great visual interest! I was able to make this customized art piece for under $5 bucks, get creative when making art for your home, it will make it personalized and no one else will have one like it! Love that!! Have any questions about this project or just in general? Let me know I am always happy to help and love hearing from you! Thanks for stopping by friends! Love, love.

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38 comments :

  1. Hello Virginia~ this is Very creative, colorful and so cute! I would love it if you linked it up to my FIRST EVER LINKY PARTY happening now. Hope you have a great evening. Jenn

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  2. This is great. I picked up an old tray with a glass bottom and have been debating what to do with it. This just might be the solution. Stopping by from Anything Related.

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  3. Brilliant! Love the idea and how yours came out! Looks awesome.

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  4. Whoa, that is so vibrant and energetic!! Way to go!!

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  5. That's so bright and fun! I LOVE those colors!What a clever idea!
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  6. Sew pretty - it makes me want to do the same thing with fabric :)

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  7. I love it! I can't wait to do one myself!! i have an old ugly piece of art down in our basement that i could spruce up! I'm so excited to do this! Thanks for the great idea!!

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  8. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

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  9. very fun! I love those "diamond in the rough" frames for cheap! :)

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  10. This completely rocks! Just linked on FB -

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  11. so cute! found you through mod podge amy on twitter. so glad i did, i just love this idea!!

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  12. I love this! Can't wait to collect the supplies and start!

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  13. It's beautiful, but you do need to have an eye for color patterns to make one of your own this nice. Anyway your's looks great and inspired me, so thanks.

    Haupi
    http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love this idea. You have a great eye for color and patterns. Turned out fab!

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  15. So darling! I just might have to try this!

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  16. Great idea! And you make it sound super easy too - gotta love that!

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  17. Wow, that is really beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us at Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

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  18. What an awesome idea. It looks like fabric! I have added this idea to my to-do list! A great way to use up some of the scrapbook paper that is gathering dust in my studio!

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  19. So bright and cheerful! You must have the happiest kitchen around!

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  20. I love it!! Those colors are so fun!

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  21. How fun is that!!! Visiting from transformation thursday's

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  22. Wow. That turned out really nicely! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

    xo -E

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  23. This is so pretty! I LOVE the bright colors. I've never thought about making a paper quilt like this before, but it's totally on my to-do list now!

    Thank you for participating in the Therapy Session with Life in the Pitts!

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  24. It's so very "you"! I love it. Thanks for linking up to We Can Do It Cheaper!!!

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  25. I featured this today!

    http://www.lifeinthepitts.com/2010/07/featuring-you_23.html

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  26. Love it! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

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  27. That looks fantastic! I love the colors, it looks so happy!

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  28. blarf? lol you did a great redo. What a great idea.

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  29. I need to make one of these for my stairwell or something like it! I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  30. So cute! I love the colors and can't wait to see the rug.

    I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. If you have a project you’d like to share, I’d love for you to stop by and join in!
    Kat
    www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

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  31. I need to make one of these for my stairwell or something like it! I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  32. Love it! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

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  33. I featured this today!

    http://www.lifeinthepitts.com/2010/07/featuring-you_23.html

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  34. Wow. That turned out really nicely! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

    xo -E

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  35. Love this idea. You have a great eye for color and patterns. Turned out fab!

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  36. so cute! found you through mod podge amy on twitter. so glad i did, i just love this idea!!

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