Thursday, June 4, 2009

Grungepaper Quilt

I recently participated in two swaps at the All Things Tim (ATT) yahoo group. One was for grungepaper twinchies (2" squares), the other for grungepaper tags, flowers and other dimensional items.

The swaps arrived this week -- wonderful -- but what to do with them? Plus, I had a bunch of extras I'd made.

When grungepaper first came out, Tim showed a beautiful wall hanging done with them; it looked just like a quilt. Why reinvent the wheel? A quilt it would be.

Then, deep in the back of a closet, I found a horrible frame. Ornate, faux gold leafing. Yuck! But it just so happened to be exactly the right size for my quilt. So, I sanded, distressed, crackled, painted, inked that sucker until it was more....grungey.

Then the embellishing began. Rub ons, stamping, hardware, stitching, grungeboard elements, even stickers...I had to force myself to stop.

The photos aren't the greatest, but it is a treat for the eyes in person. And a lasting memory of a very enjoyable swap.

Here are some details:




6 comments:

Wanda H said...

Eileen, your quilt is totally awesome, awesome, awesome!!!

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

Another awesome work of art! I love this, there is so much eye candy to look at. What a wonderful piece.

Elaine Allen

Ann said...

Eileen...you are so creative...fabulous quilt! Love the frame......absolutely perfect.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! A true piece of artwork.

Kathy Eddy said...

This is so awesome Eileen! I love it! Tim would be proud of this one! Kathy Eddy

inge said...

Hello Eileen,

thanks for showing me your quilt ! I got enough ideas now for trying this with my friend coming friday.

The quiltidea is great : it's nice how you combined all the recieved pieces in one large piece.
If they do this once again on ATT , I'll participate...

My Marie Antoinette book is shippingready : only have to find something to attach my adress on so if it get lost, it would find it's way back home.... but then it's completely ready for the round robin and the journey for 16 months !

greetings from Belgium
Inge