Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Umbrellas or Parasols....

Hello from Crafty Sisters!
Today we are getting a bit sentimental
with this month's theme.
When Wendy showed us her super cute Umbrella idea
the only thing that came to mind was the beautiful quilt block
from our childhood.
So while Candace has been so busy finishing up her Master Bedroom reveal
I of course couldn't pass up a fun opportunity to work with wood.
Our Grandmother made everyone a quilt when they were married 
and the one she gave our parents we called
"The Pink Lady Blankey".
I snuck some pictures this weekend of the quilt while our parents
have been out of town.
We loved this blanket~I mean what little girl wouldn't?
All the pretty fabric's used on the dresses, bows and parasols!
Against my mother's wishes I snuck it away with me to college
where I'm sure it got most of it's damage.
I've always wanted to recreate it and I have great plans to this summer,
but until then I thought this would be a fun way to do it.
This can of course be done with any favorite quilting block pattern.
I traced a pattern as best I could and sketched the rest out on paper.
Then I made a copy so I still had the original to go off of.
Using a glue stick you can glue it right to your wood.
It makes it really easy to cut out instead of tracing each individual piece.
Plus the paper just peels off when you are done or can
be easily sanded away.
I used 1/8" MDF to cut it out of.
I cut a plaque out of 3/4" MDF that was approximately 18" in size.
After you cut them out, lightly sand.
It's like putting together a puzzle~my daughter loved it!
I gave everything a quick coat of white paint
and then Modge Podged some cute papers on.
Then you just glue the wood pieces onto the plaque and it's ready to hang!
Pretty simple and pretty fun!
Thanks for great inspiration Wendy!


Wendy@Craft Goodies said...

LOVE IT! The story and your project. Memories are the greatest aren't they?

Krystal said...

those girls are adorable! I love that you were able to capture such a special image. What a fun project! Love the patterns you used!

Adelina Priddis said...

That is adorable!!! I want one, lol! I could easily see these a set of these hanging across my girls room.

Carrie B said...

Adorable! I wish I had more structual information. It's so pretty, but I got lost in the explanation of how it's made.

Great work anyhow!