Several years ago my grandma (who will be 92 this summer) passed on to me a dozen quilt squares hand-pieced by her mother-in-law, my great-grandmother. They had languished in my cedar chest since then, waiting for me to decide what to do with them. The fabrics are now too delicate to stand up to the use of a large quilt.
When I repainted the kitchen I decided I’d like something other than plates on the plate rail. I remembered the quilt squares and the proverbial lightbulb went off over my head.
The squares are each about 16 inches square. None of them were truly square, however. I took my rotary cutter and evened them up a bit.
I found out a 16″ square frame is hard to find, and expensive when you do, and I’m not very good with tools so there would be no making my own. Then I ran across these 16 x 20 inch frames at Hobby Lobby for $7.50 each on a half off sale. I sewed solid brown strips to make each square long enough to fit the frame, which made them look even more like pieces of a quilt. Voila! My quilt square art gallery was born.
Love that little flower face fabric in the middle
Here’s some closeups of my favorite bits…
Fun paisley-ish print
Wish I had yards of that brown/white/orange combo