Saturday, February 25, 2017

On a Roll

This is definitely a red-letter day.  I just finished my second project in the same week.  It has been years since I last accomplished that.

After a year-long Quilts of Valor project, I needed something small and somewhat less precise to do.  A couple of years ago I purchased a grab bag of wool scraps for making penny rugs.  I found Penny Rug by Bonnie Sullivan in the Nov/Dec 2006 issue of Love of Quilting magazine.

I used a copper colored bead for the door knob and was lucky enough to find a perfect frame at Hobby Lobby...though the three dimensional aspect of the stitchery required that I not use the glass.  Hope the wools don't catch much dust.

Fun project!

Friday, February 24, 2017

A Finish!

Having a cold and staying indoors isn't all bad.  The rest of the family avoided contact with me so I finally managed to finish another Quilt of Valor. 

I purchased the center panel at a fabric store in Lincoln, NE a few years ago.  I found the pattern for the quilt here.  I believe the designer of the original pattern is Nancy Rink.  I never really found a pattern name.  If you are interested in the pattern, I still have the pdf and would be glad to email it.  The pattern calls for American Valor Collection Fabrics by Faye Burgos, which I could not find.   So I have modified the pattern to accommodate the fabrics available to me.  It is a simple pattern and should have taken only a couple of weekends, but life happens and it became a year long WIP.  

AND, I still have a cold, so maybe another finish this week.