I was able to *score* a large, old window pane from a friend's used furniture shop....for a whoppin' $5.00!!!
I pondered what to actually do with it.....fill it with photos? Fabrics? Prints? And I found a great idea on Pinterest. I saw paper quilt blocks put together to form a full paper quilt.
Hmmmm.....so after researching different quilt block patterns, I chose ones I wanted to use and began cutting, measuring, and gluing scrapbook paper.
|Completed Quilt Block|
Once I completed the different paper quilt blocks, I had to decide on a lay out, what paper to use as a 'backing' and what little details I should add to each block.
|I chose a Burlap-look paper for the backing|
The burlap scrapbook paper was complimentary and wouldn't compete with the blocks themselves.
|I added some fun tape and ribbons to the edge of the blocks|
I love to use the different fun tapes that are available for so many different projects. So, it was a first choice for this project.
Yes, as always, in my house you will be surrounded by one furbaby or another. Roxy decided that I needed help holding the blocks in place as I arranged and rearranged them.
|I used the kitchen floor to figure out the layout|
This took a bit of deciding....hard for such an indecisive person!!
|There....I think I like it|
Once I felt ok with the layout, I then had to place them in each window pane.....
|The finished product|
Let me tell you....this puppy is BIG! I had it hanging in our bedroom for a while, but now, it's in one of the hallways....leading to my craft room, the guest bathroom and the master suite.
|Looking towards my craft room door|
(The ombre wreath on the door is from http://www.etsy.com/shop/BurlapAndBlue Check out Linda's shop and blog!!)
|Towards the front door and foyer|
|I loved the age & condition of the window frame|
|A close up of two squares|
This was a fun project to tackle! A friend gave me another window that she had purchased when I got mine....it's smaller, but matches exactly. Came from the same house remodel. So~~~Who knows what I'll do with it!