Thursday, May 06, 2010

Is this cool or what!

I finished it all! Totally! Here is my border/background quilt with my seasonal wool wall hanging on it! The cool part? How I have the seasonal wool part attached.

Look closely at the back.... see anything shiny?

I"ll zoom in a bit. Yup, I used rare earth magnets. Boy are those things strong!

On the back of the wool part I made little pockets and sewed a magnet in them. Then when I want to hang it up on the background you just hold another magnet up on the back of the border quilt and it sucks right up to the one on the wool mat! Is that cool or what! So now I can make different wool centers for each month of the year, and just change them quickly with the magnets!

And look - it works on the fridge too!

Here is the border/background quilt without the wool center. How fun is that!

19 comments from wonderful readers:

Kathie said...

very nice and that is great that you can swap out the center.
well I happen to love the way it looks on the refrig too!
another finish!
Kathie

Shelley said...

Wow, it is so beautiful! Great work!

Screen Door said...

Atta Girl!! What a great idea....
I love it...

Barb said...

great little piece!
I love the magnet idea - clever.
have a good weekend

Lori said...

Yes, that is very cool! Did you see that somewhere or make it up on your own? I LOVE it!

Annette said...

How fun is that! What a super idea. Your wall hanging is so cute. Love your colors.

Karen said...

I like your watering can quilt! And I like the fabric used on the back. I purchased some online a while back for a project. Now I can't remember what project nor where I put the fabric.
I have not heard of earth magnets. Are they different than regular magnets purchased in a craft store?

Jeanne said...

Yes, it is very cool! Great work.

Angela said...

That IS cool! Great idea! When we used to live in an apt, we had a metal front door, and we would use magnets to hang things on it - very handy!
This is a fantastic way to change out the center panel!
And of course, your stitchery and patchwork are lovely! :o)

Heather said...

What a fantastic idea! I move the magnet pockets and how you can change the front quilt according to the season. Super!

Deb said...

Your quilt is very cool! Wonderful finish. I'm going to have to look into those magnets.

Quilt Hollow said...

Well just isn't this a nifty idea!

Libby said...

Delicious. The magnets are inspired *s*

Betty said...

oh what a bad girl!!! Chicago and Paducah?? LOL well maybe nest year we can meet at either Paducah or Cinn cause that's where the choicago show is going!!
you sure had a great haul!

Rose Marie said...

Clever idea .... and a lovely hanging :o)

tich said...

Brilliant idea and the quilt looks beautiful!! Well done!

Betty said...

that is very clever!
I saw and bought the mini flower penny and yes they are tiny! call me nuts

*karendianne. said...

As if the quilt wasn't enough, cute and just adorable - that back with the magnets is completely COOL! Very CLEVER! And you simply ROCK! I'm smiling. Definitely smart my friend. Most definitely cool.

Alberta said...

This is simply brilliant! Thanks for sharing.