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Framed Fairy Tales

Framed Fairy Tale

It’s done! No, this block wasn’t meant to be a quilt…well not a traditional quilt anyway. I found this really cute frame at Home Goods not too long ago. It was actually a framed bulletin board. I thought it would be cool to find a bunch of different frames and use them to decorate my sewing room. (More neat finds later!) I decided to removed the cork board and sew a mini quilt to fit (10″ x 18″). Removing the cork was harder than I anticipated – it involved scissors, a knife and pliers!

Framed Fairy Tale

I thought this mini quilt would be a fun project to try some new things. I added some embroidery to the block. Although I was pretty conservative and just went along with the design mostly, so it’s not that easy to spot unless you see it in person.

Framed Fairy Tale

I also didn’t want to bind it because I was afraid that would add to much bulk for the frame. So I finished it like a pillow, sewing the back to the front and flipping it right-side out.

Framed Fairy Tale

I am really excited to get it hanging in my sewing room. And make a few others as well!

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19 Responses to “Framed Fairy Tales”

  1. 1
    Tiffany says:

    This is super cute and I love the frame idea!

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    Becky M says:

    I love it! So cute!

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    Lindsay says:

    Oooh, I love the frame. i have two very ornate frames hanging in my room, empty since ’05. You’ve just inspired me:D

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    Jennifer says:

    Faith, I LOVE it. So cute, such a great idea and I love it framed. I am definitely going to give this a try too. :)

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    Sara says:

    Really cute frame–adorable quilt and i like that you stitched in the name Far Far Away at the bottom:)

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    This is the coolest project! Some of my all-time fave fabrics in there too!

  8. 8

    It’s lovely Faith, what a great idea.

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    Lynne says:

    A very cute mini quilt.

    Love your decorating idea – can’t wait to see the next poject.

  10. 10
    Lindsay F says:

    I love that frame!

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    Colleen says:

    This is so amazing and beautiful! I just love it! What a wonderful, inspirational thing to look at while sewing. :)

  12. 12
    Aimee says:

    Wow – I am so in love with this! Just beautiful!

  13. 13
    Tabatha says:

    OMG, it’s adorable! I’d love more close-ups and larger photos to see detail! <3

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    @pril says:

    I love this idea. Would work great in any room. I’m gonna have to do this as well. Thanks for sharing!

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    Melissa says:

    This is one of my favorite prints of all time and this is such a great way to showcase it. Thanks for sharing!

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    Genius! I love this idea for hanging a mini quilt. You could even have a series of framed minis. Yours looks lovely, Faith!

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    Katharine says:

    This is such a good idea and so cute!

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    Kelly B. says:

    It’s beautiful! Such a wonderful idea!

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    Karen says:

    this is adorable….! can you tell more about your framing process? just wondering how you secured it behind the frame.

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