Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Project Gingham Reveal + Happy 4th!

Today is Project Gingham reveal day!  I was inspired (as always) by Amanda Jean at crazymomquiltswhen she posted this ticker tape on canvas project last month.  I have been working on sewing 2.5 inch squares (tons of them) to make kitchen curtains using my gingham and since they aren't even close  quite done yet I tackled this project.  I just love it!  This is a smaller flat piece of canvas that I glued a ribbon on for hanging.

Confident that I knew what I was doing, I moved on to this larger canvas! 

Thank you to the hosts for sending me some gingham to play with!  kristastitched awarded her gingham package to me and I was thrilled!  She has made a stacked coin gingham quilt top that you should go check out next.  Krista also has a list of the participating bloggers, so that you can jump around and look at all kinds of gingham projects.

If you are looking for a project you can do in a day - maybe even with your kids - grab a glue stick, some modge podge, and some canvas and start creating!  The canvas is on sale at JoAnn Fabrics this week.  I got three big ones (11 x 14) for $8.  I found modge podge at Michael's a few weeks ago.  A big bottle was $6.  I used my shears to cut around the fabrics.

Happy 4th of July!!
(Duke's least favorite holiday of the year. 
The fireworks popping and booming scare the poor guy!)



  1. I love your idea for this project! Very pretty!

  2. What a fun idea and so inspirational. Awesome!

  3. What a great way to use up your pretty gingham!

  4. What a great idea! I'm glad you had fun with your gingham, and look forward to seeing those curtains! Lucy doesn't much like fireworks, either, so duke's not alone in that department! Thanks for playing with us :D

  5. Like Krista said, thanks for playing gingham with us. If you need more to supplement your existing stacks of itty-bitty squares for your next project, I bought those ginghams from Like you probably ever want to see gingham agin in your life! I think the patchworky picture is really cute. Happy 4th of Juky, one day late.

    :) E.

  6. oh, that is so cute!!! happy to hear that you were inspired to try it. i love the pinked edges on all the little pieces! that is a genius idea! i also love all the gingham. swoon.