The Framing Experiment

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I've been trying something new with my small art quilts.  Here's the project of the last few days, step by step.

The scene is a shot from our travels - headed back toward California from Colorado in early May.

The first steps of painting

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I love when the colors begin to bring life to the picture.

Now the painting and the quilting are complete...I try to use quilting freemotion designs that will enhance the painting.

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Square it up ...I cut it about 1/2" less than the measurement of the canvas.  Then the experiment...I painted the edges of the canvas in a similar fashion as the quilt. 

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then I put the binding on the quilt as usual.

When it was complete I attached the finished quilt to the painted canvas so that it could be hung like a picture on the wall.

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So what do you think? worth the effort or not?

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