The first of many that came in to the garden 4 weeks ago. It was so big and incredibly beautiful and so docile I was able to take many photos of it.
Its hard to remember that there are only weeks of 2016 left were did 2016 go to?????
I have been off line the last few weeks due to flu but I hope Im on track again now?
One thing that has been wonderful is my iPad I have been able to visit Houston Quilt Show and many wonderful blogs to help past the hours in bed. How wonderful to have this tool at our finger tips.
When I was very small I remember my Grandmother sewing coloured fabric to an old grey army blanket of my Grandfathers what I remember the most was all the bright colours, while she sewed she would thread some thick thread on to a darning needle and give me her BIG tin button box and I would make my self a necklace from the buttons while she sewed. Her button tin was full of glass and crystal buttons it was like a jewel box to me; the below started from those memories.
It started with a WW11 grey army blanket that came my way about 3 months ago and it must have made me think of Penny Rugs and stirred old memories. So this was were it began.
I thought about the shape I was working on and it did not make me excited LOL
I was not happy with the shape of the blanket for the design I had been thinking of, so out came the scissors and I made a huge circle and started adding little circles.
OLY Now Im getting excited and can not make the circles quick enough LOL
Add some more circles to the centre.
move the circles around and have fun.
keep on playing.
Im using very heavy wool felts for the big circles about 1/8th thick, I think it is going to be difficult to sew them to the rug, will try using a leather sewing needle first.
It is slowly growing? I don’t like the centre it reminds me of KMart the department stores logo LOL
YUCK Don’t like that centre at all!!!!!
My second lot of circles are all ready to be sewn on each circles has a inner circle which I have blanket stitched on in bright contrasting DMC threads using mostly 6 strands. I will do the same for the outer circles.
To keep the circles in place Im adding double sided tape which is a commercial one so quiet thick. Been wool it is sticky enough to hold them in place so they don’t blow away and when I finally sew them down they will add a little 3D to the circles.
Im using tags to firmly attach the circles to the centre of the Rug as I will be moving the rug alot when I start sewing them down.
Centre ring almost completed 2nd ring almost completed, all taped down now using my tagging gun to secure them all down.
Im slowly working on making the outer ring circles these will take some time to make but slowly does it. Hopefully it will look as nice as the second circle!!!! This is were Im at today.
Happy sewing every one and thank you for visiting. I do enjoy sharing and visiting others blogs to learn and share. Cheers Glenda who is off to link with Esther www.estheraliu.blogspot.com.au