Friday, August 16, 2013

Beach Bum Art {Quilt Art}



I loosely call this quilt art.  Just for the fact that it isn't a quilt and it is hanging on a wall.  Other than that?  I do not pretend to be an amazing quilt artist like some of my blogging/instagram friends I follow!!

This project came about because I had an empty spot in the boys' Jack and Jacks bathroom.  The center toilet/shower area has an Under the Sea  theme.



I'd be lying if I didn't admit that the embroidery appliqued crab I designed?



Is based on this crab!


Hey.  Imitation is the best form of flattery, right?

I tried to have a little fun with this.  I wanted it to be a beach scene because the boys love body surfing and watching the surfers when we have gone to the beach on vacation.

My rule was scraps only. 



At some points, I felt like I was doing a school art project.
But now, I am happy with it.  It isn't a Picasso, that's for sure.  But there is an afternoon's worth of work involved.  Entirely made of scraps.  Leftover piece of mat material cut to size so it could hide that I made my "quilt" a tad short on all sides (mat tutorial here).  A frame from a previous project covered with a slate. Zero pain on the pocketbook!

Button points and talks about it every time he is in the bath....and that is what really matters!!!

6 comments:

  1. He's so cute! The crab is adorable. What a great piece of art for their bathroom. so perfect!

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  2. The whole bathroom is so cute, and your quilt is the perfect finishing touch!

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  3. I love it! It's perfect for the bathroom and so cute! Great job Heidi!

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