Monday, October 7, 2013

"O" is for Old Window Art

Sew: old window framed quilt

A fabric scrap buster project that puts color on the wall and uses an old reclaimed window as a frame.

I'm finishing up the family room makeover by adding a little color on the long far wall.
When we moved in four months ago there was red on the walls, trim, railings, outlets, vents, stair risers - basically everywhere.

I painted the walls Benjamin Moore seapearl with white semi-gloss trim.
And now we have some wall art:

How to make an old window framed quilt:

1. Cut 3" cotton fabric squares:

2. Sew into strips:

3. Sew strips into rows:

4. Make quilt sandwich with backing, batting and top:

5. Windowpane quilt, wash and dry:

6. Press and trim then lay out pieces:

7. I stripped this old window to remove some paint:

Sand smooth and apply one coat clear poly.

8. Cut cardboard to fit windowpane.
Place fabric right side down into window and press cardboard down for a snug fit.
Apply hot glue in corners of window and cardboard for security.

Attach hanging hooks and wire.

I'm linking up to:
SAS @ Funky Junk

Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
That DIY Party @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
The Scoop @ Lolly Jane
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming


  1. It's so beautiful, Jaime. What a perfect accent for your room!

  2. Your room looks completely different with its fresh white paint! Your quilt art is a fun way to add color and interest to the wall. I love it!

  3. This is so adorable. I love the distress look of the windowpane. And it is easy to make too. Oh! I will definitely going to try this DIY project. Thanks for sharing the steps.

  4. Jaime this is just wonderful! It's so fresh and modern one way and warm and comforting another, really beautiful!

  5. Jaime this is just wonderful! It's so fresh and modern one way and warm and comforting another, really beautiful!

  6. Sincerely beautiful! I LOVE the rustic feel. Such a great idea.

  7. Come visit us at
    We are having a party and it won’t be the same without your creativity!
    Craft Frenzy Friday!

  8. So vintage Americana;I love it.

  9. Oh I love framed quilt squares and framing them with a window is genius. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will go live Monday afternoon at 2:30PT. Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

  10. An old window transformed into a pretty wall decor! Thanks to your post, I can make use of the old windows stocked in our garage. We've replaced our windows last month, and I think I'm ready to make this old window framed quilt by next week. Thanks for the tutorial! :)

    Katie Nicoll @

  11. It’s an eye-catcher, Jaime! This is something that will surely repurpose any old and damaged window sills. It saves you bucks as well since there won't be a need to buy new stuff from a decor store.