9.05.2012

Oops honey. I love your laptop cover too much that I turned it into wall art.




What was suppose to be a new laptop sleeve for my husband turned into wall art for our home.  Oops.

Is it perfect?  No, not at all.  I struggled in some areas to get a few points to align perfectly, since that is key with triangles.  It didn't matter how many pins I placed, it still shifted a bit.  And can you believe that I FORGOT I own a walking foot???  Yeah, it totally slipped my mind when working on this project.  I guess that's what happens when you get too excited to work on a new sewing machine??  

The dark gray Free Spirit fabric has more stretch than the Kona Cottons, and that is why it puckered and stretched out a little as well.  That's my guess anyways.  I did starch these babies too using Mary Ellen's Best Press.  I will not use Free Spirit solids with Kona Cotton solids again, unless precision did not matter.   Lesson learned.

Overall, I find this piece amazing.   I love how flat it is (minus the ripples).  I love how crisp it looks.  I just love it.  What do you think?





I left it unfinished and framed it in a white frame that I had around the house.  This is a temporary spot for now.  I know it will float around the house since I like to change things up frequently.  And if I get the itching to use it, I can simply remove it from the frame.



Do you frame things you've sewn?


peaceout

13 comments:

  1. Hey the best things turn into other things :)

    Love it!

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  2. That looks really good. I have made up some textile pictures for children, but nothing for my home.

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    1. Oh, that sounds interesting. What exactly are textile pictures?

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    2. For example its a piece of cotton with an applique elephant, water spray and a little button, in a frame ready for hanging.

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  3. Ha - that's awesome. I would totally do the same thing! How is the new machine?

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  4. I really like it! Bold yet subtly neutral.

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  5. I think it turned out great! I know I've already seen it, but I wanted to tell you again anyway.

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  6. That's a great idea! It looks fantastic framed.

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  7. I LOVE this! It looks so good and what a cool idea putting it in a frame. I am going to have to do this! Thanks for the great idea!

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  8. I love it! That could not have been easy! I also love the lamp ... and the shelf ... and the dresser ... and ... well, that't a nice little area of your house!

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  9. This is great!! How do you secure it in the frame? Is it attached to the matting, or over something rigid, or ?? Super idea:)

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