Here are the final versions of School Daze. You can see they've been on quite a journey. By giving them layers of textured paint and tones, it adds an aged, weathered feeling to the composition rather than the nice new quilty feel in the original fabric pieces. It depends on the look and feeling you're after in your work.
These mixed media pieces are 11 x 14 inches and would look wonderful in a 16 x 20 inch mat and frame. These days I am thinking about presentation when I make an artwork--how it will be hung for display. I want to keep framing simple and inexpensive so that one could walk into an art shop or framing store and buy a ready-made frame for the piece.