8.03.2010

On the Table (Fabric Mosaic)

I took a day off this weekend and had some me time on yet another table. The dining room table is supposedly off-limits, but sometimes I get carried away.  I still have a few blank spaces on our new walls and wanted to add some color to one of them so I started snipping up bits of scrap fabric, busted out the Mod Podge, and went to town on a wooden box frame painted white. 
Snip, snip, snip. Glue, glue, glue. Super fun!


Like the very limited amount of quilting I've done, I just made it up as I went along. I like how it turned out, kind of a quilty mosaic. Now I just have to decide where to hang it.


37 comments:

  1. LOVING that Fabric Canvas!!!
    and have a GRAND time with your in-laws.
    HUGS
    Char.x

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  2. It's always a joy to see what is on your work table. Loving that little flower person!

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  3. What a pretty idea with this fabric collage!
    Dear Jo, I am reading your blog during long time already, and I am really your fan :) Sorry my rough English, I just wanted to express my frank delight to your art. It's very original and beautiful, so nice colors, personages and ideas.. You're true inspirer for me, and, I know, for many masters from my country, too. Thank you for this pleasure for eyes!

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  4. Great mosaic quilt. Its the colors.

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  5. I just have to stop lurking and tell you how much I love this "quilt". Such a great idea. And much quicker than piecing all those tiny fabrics together. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I have a book called "floor quilts" which shows you have to glue fabric down on canvas to make quilty-looking floor cloths. Of course I haven't done it yet, I just like books!

    dixie

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  7. LOVE your collaged quilt! You are ULTRA creative, lil' Jo! And, do I see a watermelon critter on that table, trying to be born?

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  8. i love how you used every bit of fabric. this is fantastic! you've inspired me big time

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  9. Ooohhh, I like this, Jo. Being addicted to fabric...this is right up my alley. What a great way to add color, texture & pattern to a wall!

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  10. Sooo loving this, Jo! A great idea for those blank canvases sitting in my studio. I just may have to give this a try. You are such an inspiration! As tired as I have been these last six months with the twins, a quick visit to your blog always gets my creative juices flowing! Thank you!!!

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  11. i am going to try this method on the top of a plastic table.

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  12. Your mosaic is wonderful -- such a great way to use up those scraps!

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  13. I've been in such a creative black hole lately and this is WONDERFUL. My 12 y/o wants to work on a project together and I think this is just the thing! Thanks.

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  14. Hi Jo,
    Do you think this mosaic idea would work on my sewing table directly? Do you know if the modge podge is strong enough to stand machines moving around on it? Love you ideas!

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  15. THAT is one of the coolest tables I've ever seen.

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  16. Loved seeing the fabric collage - I have a couple of huge canvases and I mentioned to my sister who is an avid quilter that maybe I could do a fabric "quilt" - this inspires me to complete my project!

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  17. Love this idea...thanks for sharing!

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  18. Gotta try the mosaic. I saw one with scrap book paper. I cut some into pieces and was overwhelmed with all the pieces. I can to fabric and glue as you go. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I loved your fabric scraps canvas so much, I featured you on my blog! Great idea!
    http://onerowblog.blogspot.com/

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  20. Great project! I'm going to have to try that.

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  21. I am going to use this brilliant idea w/ my student to work on fine motor skills! super! and your writing stile is lovely. hope you had a great time with the in-laws, the Mr. and the boy and girl child. :)

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  22. Love this...I just might have to do one of these for my sewing room!

    jamie @ sewrockin.com

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  23. LOVE THIS! Just tried it myself, turned out great!

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  24. Just wanted to let you know that I featured your project today on "You Sew Rock Me Fridays" on my blog Sew Rockin'. Here's the link if you want to check it out: http://wp.me/p1VAkT-bU

    Awesome job, I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

    Jamie

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  25. what kind of mod podge did you use? regular or fabric? I made a small one on Christmas Eve to use as a homemade ornament, but I am making a larger one for my parents, who are quilters.

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  26. Thanks for all the nice comments!
    I used regular matte Mod Podge.

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  27. Wow, fantastic idea! Valerie
    (found you through April Cole!)

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  28. I love it, something to do with all that scrap fabric I have

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  29. I love this idea...and the color scheme. This would be a great way to use some of a dads old ties after he's gone to make memory gifts for for his children/grandchildren. Or ait would make for a great photo using pieces of baby clothes that had been cut up to make a toddlers or teens quilt. The mosaic art would help tie the room together. I gotta try this. I love mod podge.
    P.S.I found you on Pinterest.

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  30. Oh, Joee. I have been in a xreative funk. But I think I could DO this.

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  31. Amazing idea! I'm linking to your tutorial in my "Scrapbusting with Style" post. Love it.

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  32. What a great idea! I love patchwork but hate sewing! This would be perfect for my craft room: )

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  33. What an excellent idea!! I have to try this :)

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  34. I just found this on Pinterest and came over to find out more - LOVE the idea and am going to try it out myself at some point. Off to explore your blog further. :)
    Tara (www.taraleaver.com)

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  35. Really nice idea!!!

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  36. Do you mod podge over the fabrics after they are glued and dried?

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