Customer Gems - Donaleen Kohn
Donaleen Kohn wanted to break up the vast amount of white/gray of her fireplace and decided on a fireplace screen.
Her husband made a perfect frame for her from oak using his original design. He attached small dowels at the top and bottom that she used as "curtain rods".
She filled it with 2.5" torn strips of Abundance Gradient. She quilted "straight lines", layering the fabric with Quilter's Dream Select and then hand sewed the strips onto the dowels.
It really brightens up the marble, doesn't it?
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1/6/2018 04:33:19 pm
Thank you. We do love joint projects. There is more to the WHY than I told Vicki. The fireplace works but a few days after a fire it stinks, especially on a damp rainy day. To solve this problem, we made a fairly air tight plug from plywood and foam pipe insulation. It works well but it is not attractive. So the screen hides the ugly plug as well as taking the focus from the marble. The plug is very easy to remove so we still have fires.
1/6/2018 02:14:56 pm
That looks great, really great! Love the idea!
1/6/2018 03:55:04 pm
This makes me wish I had a fireplace to put a screen over. The Abundance gradient is one of my all time favorites.
1/6/2018 04:28:27 pm
Gene, I think this idea would work well for a triple fold screen. We are going to make one to use on our porch as a sun screen. The great thing is, the wind can go between the individual strips.
1/7/2018 08:23:26 am
That is ingenious. what a marvelous idea. and the colors just sparkle....terrific idea.
1/7/2018 12:25:44 pm
This is really pretty. I like the way you used the torn strips - very effective.
1/10/2018 10:29:52 pm
What a great idea! The strips would move a little with any air current and would add to the interest/effect of the fabric. I like this - too bad I didn't have a fireplace!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.