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.
Friday, February 24, 2017
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.