"While the road or the car never really changes, the scenery is what brings excitement and variety to the journey! Whether it’s color, texture, or the final quilting, there are a million different roads to take and a billion different adventures to have along the way."
Oh, Yes, that is me.
So while I ruminated upon my love of Nine Patch blocks awhile
... but I wanted something that would keep it smooth and flat.
Then I had another thought!
I bought this this 24" square artist's canvas on a 50% off sale at my local Michael's
just before everything in my state shut down.
I used this artist canvas method many years ago Here
to display another blog hop project
and it has been in my mind to do so again.
It seemed the perfect way to display my cross stitch.
This was very much a figure it out as I cut and sewed project.
The cross stitch design finished at 9" by 12"
so I knew the fabric would have to be pieced to make it fit the square canvas.
I knew from the start that I do not want the cross stitch itself centered
but off-set in the upper right corner.
I knew I wanted the bright aqua print to frame the cross stitch.
I also knew I wanted to feature the lovely large rose print fabric.
Sew I cut a 2.5" strips and sewed the fabric to frame my cross stitchHERE
This is how the fabric finished before I attached it to the canvas.
It is square ... about five inches larger than the artist canvas.
I cut a square of thin batting 24" square to pad the top of the canvas.
Then I simply layered batting and "quilt top" and turned it to the back,
stretched it straight and evenly,
and used my heavy duty stapler to fasten it.
The staples are easily removed if I ever want to clean it or change it up.
I created something simple and uncluttered to show off my handwork and fabric.
I really love this method and will use it again to display my cross stitch projects.
Here it is inside on my sunny yellow bedroom wall.
It makes me smile.
May you enjoy all the cool square projects in today ...