Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Don’t You Just Love It

when a plan comes together?
Several months ago I bought a clock for my bedroom.  It was kind of a DIY clock where you could display your own pictures in place of the numbers.  Well, Tuesday was the day I finally got around to making it.  The first thing I had to do was to figure out how to make each of the pictures 2 3/16” square.  And then I had to go through many pictures to find ones I wanted to use.  I discovered, again, that I was not doing a very good job of filing pictures so I could easily retrieve them. 
I don’t have a software program for the above so I made a grid in Word and brought each of the pictures into the grid.  Then, I cut the grid apart


and placed the pictures on the “spokes” of the clock. 

It’s hard to tell here but the white frames have the numbers written on them.  The clock itself is metal and the frames are magnetic so once the picture is framed it stays there even when hanging on the wall.

Here it is, hanging on the bedroom wall.  Eventually it will be hanging over my bedroom sewing corner but for right now I am enjoying it next to the bed.  And, when I make new things I can change out the pictures.  How cool it that?

Then I went shopping.  I knew I needed fabric for the spacing on the Santa quilt so I gave myself yesterday afternoon to run around looking for it.  However, I found it, center piece, in the first place I went.  The great thing is that all this fabric (24 yards) was on sale for $2 a yard.  Well, what’s a girl to do?

And I think this is the perfect fabric for this piece.  I wanted something that was primarily white with a print that would not compete with the blocks or the panel.

SantaSo, what do you think?  I am thrilled with how this is going to look. 

Nothing is sewn together yet but I hope to get at least this part together this week.  I was going to put a small red stop border around the panel but I don’t think it needs it.  Maybe a stripe border around what you see here and then a larger final border……..we’ll just have to see when we get there.

I did take some time to draw and cut the fusible for the #9 Funky Chicken.  I almost hate to put it together because then I will be all caught up and will have to wait until the 1st to get the next block.

But I did finish this.  I fused the pieces while they were on a teflon sheet, which worked very well, but then it was quite a bit of work to get it off of there and onto the fabric.  I will set this aside for a while (too many things to finish before the end of the year) but if there are enough scraps from the last 4 chickens, I will make another and then they will be new arty placemats for us.


jonni said...

That's a seriously cool clock!

andsewon said...

One neato clock! Santa looks good too! Oh Dear! I best get moving on mine as Christmas will be here next week! hahaha! Sure seems like that is what happens!

ANudge said...

That's the perfect fab for the santa panel! and that is a great clock. I love, love your artsy placemat - what a neat use of all those scraps. You are so creative. And thanks for linking to Applique Thursday and the giveaway.

Kate said...

Cool clock! Great find for the Santa Panel!