Wednesday, January 6, 2010

FINISHED: Fabric Paper Wall Hanging

I finished the fabric paper wall hanging! Yay! Here it is freshly installed on one of the walls in my living room. You can click on the photo to get a better view of each square. The lighting isn't perfect but I wanted to take a photo as soon it was up. I'll take more photos of it in it's surroundings today. I love looking at it as I sit in my favorite room.

I'm very pleased with the colors I chose as I was dying the sheets of fabric paper. I think they all go together beautifully and tie-in really well with the colors in my living room. Even hubby got excited as I was joining the last few jump rings together. He said he couldn't visualize what I was trying to do as I worked on the individual parts. Now he gets it! :) I ended up with 94 squares (3" x 3"), all beaded, with 4 eyelets and jump rings to each square.

Here is a closeup of a few of the squares:

And another shot. Sorry, this one is a little blurry:

It felt so good to complete this project. It turned out just as I had envisioned it! I fell in love with the smaller version of this in the book, Stitch Alchemy, by Kelli Perkins. It wouldn't leave my head! As soon as I saw it, I fell in love with it. But I knew I wanted to do a much larger version of it than what was in the book. And I'd have to figure out how to hang it on something larger. It all worked out just fine. The rod is 36" wide and the finished piece fits perfectly in the space I wanted to put it into.

If finishing every project gives me such a feeling of satisfaction, I'm off to a good start for the New Year. I think I picked the perfect word of intent as my focus.


Kelli Nina Perkins said...

This is truly spectacular! The individual squares are simply luscious and they look marvelous together. It's got so much complexity that I could spend hours looking at it. I'm sure this will inspire many conversations from visitors. Congratulations on creating such an inspired work of art! Kelli

Seth said...

Extraordinary. I can only imagine how amazing it must be in person!