Thursday, July 16, 2009
Rerun - Part 5 "WOW"!
Everyone who looked at this quilt said "WOW"!
So that's what I named it. It is about 98 x 50 inches in size.
I used decorator fabrics for this quilt. They won't fade as easily as quilt fabrics. It hangs in the sunroom directly across from the 12 feet of glass. I wasn't about to take a chance putting so much work into something that might fade quickly if I used quilt fabric.
It was designed for this wall. It was a real challenge to hang. It has a double thickness second back put on after quilting. That is open at the center to slide 2 pieces of foam core in. Slats are taped to the foam core to hold it rigid.
There are buttonholes in the backing fabric and holes in the foam core in the same location. Getting the holes in both to line up with the hooks on the wall was a major challenge for my husband and myself. I would compare it to a husband and wife trying to wall paper a small bathroom together!
Originally this wall was off white. When I did some redecorating I had it painted this high gloss green which really makes the quilt pop. After the wall was painted it was the painters job to rehang it.
In this post you see another variation of the color scheme from the last 2 blog posts. I have mentioned that I've carried these colors throughout the house with slight variations so it doesn't get boring.
I also can do some partial redecorating as the spirit moves me and still retain this color inspiration. As we move through the house the colors change a little and we go from one end to the other. It you were to look at the first and last rooms you would see it almost has come full circle and there are some major differences from the original rug colors.
I hope you enjoy doing the WOW puzzle today.