Friday, August 13, 2010

Disappearing 9 Patch

I keep seeing all of these Disappearing 9 Patch quilts and I love them.  I took yesterday and today off work and I found 26 9 patch blocks that I had won or made on one of the groups a few years ago.  I have to say that they were not really that pretty and some had very very thin fabric but I thought they would be perfect to make a throw for winter and get some practice.  Here they are cut up and some have been sewn.
The following shots are the top done and I haven't even pressed it yet.  So this is what you can do with some not so pretty 9 patch blocks and turn it into a BEAUTY!!!
I did not try to come up with any special design when putting them together.  This is going to be used to cover up with on the sofa this winter and I'm thinking of putting fleece on the back for extra warmth.
I would recommend that you try this and here is a link where I got my instructions.

Have a great day/evening and I hope to finish this over the week-end and I'll let you see.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Another Decoupage Table

Two Posts in One Day!!  I finished a table that I had started quite a while ago and I thought that I would share.  This is the original table that I purchased at a garage sale for $4.00.

This is the top of the table after I decoupaged it.
This is the legs that I painted with some craft paint so that I didn't have to cut a zillion pieces of paper.  I love it and my granddaughters' love it.

I'm joining the gang over at Funky Junk Interiors and do they have a lot of things this week.  Need ideas?  This is the place to go!!!

Decoupaging a Bookshelf

Been awhile as I had a virus (maybe Face book?) and I realized it after I had typed an entire post that would not go. 
I'm giving this bookcase to a friend and I asked if she would like me to decoupage it and she picked out some paper that she liked.
I try to lay put my cut papers but to be honest the design always changes.  But it's nice to see how many papers you will need before you start as this gets messy.  I taped a piece of freezer paper to the top of my coffee table and used that to glue my papers.  I used ModPodge and I'm generous with the glue.  I put some on the bookcase and the back of the paper.  When I had the whole area done I went over it again with the glue.
This is the bookshelf finished and she only wanted the top done so I hope she likes it.  I also color washed the edges with a lime green. 
This is part of how the top ended up.
Another view of the top
The top again!  I really like the top.  If I had time I would have made the inside different but when she gets her knick knacks in there it will be fine.  I'm doing these shelving units for my office area and I'm loving it.  Stay tuned for that.

Have a wonderful day/evening!!