Thursday, October 4, 2018

The mounting makes all the difference

     I was not happy with the small water lily quilt because of the way I mounted the quilt on a same size painted canvas. The show it went in had a size limit, so I listened. Turns out they had way more room and it looked ridiculous on the wall. It sat around here languishing. Now I have a presentation coming up on the art quilts. I bought a much bigger canvas and found the perfect fabric at Hobby Lobby which my friend Elizabeth treated me to. I staple gunned it to the canvas stretcher and will sew on the quilt at the corners using a button to anchor it at the back. Now I absolutely love it! The canvas is 18 x 18.
Mounted on the canvas board below which is slightly smaller. The canvas floated the quilt away from the wall and the sides could be seen, but did not really work.
The painted canvas, will reuse for smaller art quilt.

18 x 18 canvas covered with fabric, art quilt sewn on at corners. Quilt is 13 x 13.

8 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

It looks like you framed it on the side of a barn. Nice.

Debbie said...

Now it looks fabulous! The background really makes it float and is so perfect. Great job!

Quilting Babcia said...

That latter canvas with the barn siding fabric makes a perfect backdrop for your lovely little quilt. What a great idea for hanging little quilts.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It looks spectacular with the wooden siding framing it.

Sarah said...

A fabulous improvement!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Wow - WHAT a difference. Good job!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Fabulous Linda!!!!

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