Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Floorquilts


The subtitle says it all: "Fabric Decoupaged Floorcloths - No Sew Fun". I have always planned on doing a floorcloth - painted heavy cotton canvas with layers of varnish on top, but now I'm excited to try a fabric decoupaged version. I'm using Denyse Schmidt's book for inspiration. I keep thinking of the "unswept floor" mosaic in the Vatican Museum. Gold Japanese Maple leaves would be lovely decoupaged onto a floorquilt like this - or letters on a hallway rug beneath the mail slot, Hubba Bubba wrappers in the diningroom, rose petals in the bathroom.

5 comments:

Amy said...

I have wanted to make a floorcloth for a long time, too! I'm excited about seeing what you decide to make!

Kay said...

I got my copy yesterday (Amazon has me on their Runcible Auto Ship Plan), and DUH! I was surprised that they were not decoupaged TO the floor. Relieved! Want to make some awesome luggage tags as a starter project.

xo Kay

Cristina said...

Here in Phila where fuzzy slipper weather is setting in I'm thinking flokati more than floor quilt. (But wouldn't want dyi flokati.)

tina said...

Dear Mrs. L----- can you please pop me an email? I've sadly lost your addy, sigh.

Ann Shayne said...

This seems like a FERTILE TERRITORY for you . . .

I love floorcloths, too.