UPDATE: I was invited to share this project in an upcoming issue of Modern Patchwork from Interweave so I removed the how-to part of this post. Look for complete directions and photos in this special magazine this spring!
My over-the-dresser project involved a plain round mirror from Ikea, a "jelly roll" of pretty fabric strips, a tester jar of paint and two bundles of wooden shims. I admire classic sunburst mirrors, but the "classic" part is just not us so I decided to put my own contemporary, quirky spin on it.
How cool is that? And no sewing involved!!
Hanging it up the next morning was pretty exciting! It's colorful and quirky and unexpected. And it makes me happy every time I walk by it. :)
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Jane & Elin Teach You Art Quilting Basics
A new dvd in C&T Publishing's At Home With The Experts series. Elin Waterston and I show you design basics and how they relate to art quilts, how to start with a photo and create an original fabric collage, and how to incorporate found objects into your work. Plus there's a fun studio tour!