Friday, April 25, 2008

Grandmother's Flower Garden

I was able to find a partially finished grandmother's flower garden quilt top on ebay awhile back. In it's present state I couldn't use it. I decided to take it apart and make a beautiful table runner. (watch for it in a future post!) I had 7 blocks left over. The dilemma began to decide what to do with them.... I thought I might like to frame them but could never find frames that were just the right size, price, etc. I just happened to be at a goodwill store one day and saw these frames. The only problem was that the frames and the mats were 1985 blue. AND, they were $12.99 a piece. I hesitated....looked closer....noticed that they had been marked down to $2.99 a piece. WOO HOO! Grabbed 'em! Since I've been known to spray paint a few things in my life, I figured spray paint would solve the color situation. I liked the way they turned out. Now.....where to hang them??? I also have 5 blocks left. Any suggestions as to what I should do with them? I look forward to your thoughts! Have a fabulous day!

5 comments:

Erin said...

I like them! Good spray painting job too by the way! Very nice!

familywithfivekids said...

I love what you have done here! You have mentioned a few different things that you have gotten at thrift shops and you are inspiring me that I need to get out there and shop them more often. I LOVE a good bargain!

Lauriej said...

You amaze me! I don't have an eye for what something could become...we miss your talent up here :-)

erica e said...

oh i love these! i love framed vintage looking quilt blocks. i can't wait to see your table runner. as for the other 5... no ideas. sorry. maybe a blog giveaway?! he he :)

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