Naturally, I needed to take care of the problem instantly. I have plenty of wall space, but randomly tacking little pieces to the wall was not going to cut it. If I had a dedicate work space I know I would have a fancy schmancy bulletin board, or a wall dedicated to minis...but I don't. I needed a plan B.
Presenting...Plan B! TA-DA!
|20" x 16"|
The frame is 20" x 16", a good size to hold my current and future mini's! At the moment, my addiction is under control, but I can't say it ain't gonna happen again! They are that much fun!
This frame has little hinges with screws (not really hinges...corner things!), when you loosen the screw the pieces come apart.
Once I figured that out, I picked out some fabric, got a scrap of batting and a piece of backing.
I layered all the pieces in the usual quilt sandwich and went about quilting 1/2" lines. Nothing earth shattering, difficult or fancy! Just getting some texture for the background. It was looking good!! But I thought it needed a little more. Some visual interest. Random lines. Artsy, abstract, modern...bam!
Realistically this could be double sided. Depending on your mood, season or holiday. I happened to grab a scrap of not such a great lime green cotton fabric. Mind you, I love lime green, I just didn't want to use a good fabric for the back.
After all the quilting was said and done, I cut my background fabric the exact size as the piece of card board. Some frames have more of a lip or over hang on the front and the size wouldn't be a huge issue. This frame had a slight overage, I had to be precise. Or darn close to it!
A little off I'd say! It was going to be fine. I didn't want the panel to flop around or slide down and thought stapler!! Right at the edge. With the edges and corners secure, I knew it wasn't going to move.
A blank canvas! Bring on the Mini Mini's! The other question was how to attach the mini to the frame. It certainly was velcro...and duct tape is out of the question!
No, not my finger!! That lovely and very sharp little pin! I wasn't looking for anything permanent and this seemed like the perfect solution. The pin is tucked behind the quilt, yet holds it perfectly. And...I can rearrange until my hearts content!
After I finished this, I searched Pinterest. I maybe should have done that to begin with for more ideas! From cardboard, cork board, ribbon and burlap...Pinterest has it all!