Tuesday, February 17, 2009

White on White CQ Block: Finally Framed

I had the idea to use fabric as matting instead of the real stuff so me and Hubby worked on it and finally got this block framed and it's hanging in our bedroom! Woo Hoo!!!
What we did was take foam board and cut it out to the right matting size then we took acid free permanent glue stick and rubbed it covering one side of the cut board and placed the fabric on it and wrapped it around. Then the center was cut in a large X and wrapped/glued to create the finished Dupioni Silk Matting. After all that it was simply putting it all together in the frame! I had gotten a set of 3 of these frames from Big Lots which had icky art in them and was deep enough to be a little shadow boxed. Perfect for framing CQ! I still plan on creating 2 more blocks to hang them all together instead of a wall hanging.
Here is more info and closer photos of the block!

6 comments:

TattingChic said...

Melissa it turned out beautiful! You and Gerard did a lovely job on matting and framing it. I'll bet it looks gorgeous in your bedroom! I've still got to get the gorgeous square you sent me matted. :)

Miss 376 said...

You've done a lovely job of framing this, I imagine it must look lovely on your wall

Jo in NZ said...

Great idea to use the dupioni for the matting Melissa. It looks fab.

Lynn B said...

Melissa this is absolutely gorgeous, as always!

coral-seas said...

Beautiful, Melissa. The dupion matting looks great and really sets off the cream on cream block.

CA

Kathy said...

Perfect use of dupioni to matt your beautiful block. Love the cream on cream design.