Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Finishing Home Sweet Home ...

Last year Melody shared her Home Sweet Home Penny Rug BOM with us ... and I have finally finished off the last touches having spent the last couple of days frantically sewing it .... 

There were tulips to make....



And a quilt to hang on the barn....


And wording and stars to sew.....


I chose to back the rug with a large piece of felt
(well shrunken woollen blanket)
and used some well loved kitchen utensils to trace my circles


machine blanket stitched the base onto the backing


making pennies


... with buttons....


hand running stitch to add them to the backing


... all done...


We have rather a boring storage box (grandiechildren toys) in the lounge room


.... perfect .....


I used a lovely old linen tablecloth for the main piece and the felt is all old woollen blankets which have been felted ...  some I even found in the 'dog blankets' section.... like the blue for the backing of the Penny Rug...... look at the back...


I wonder if they still issue pure wool blankets... I might need to find myself a tame sailor man....


"Got any blankets Sailor?"

Thanks to Melody for many hours of entertainment and fun... I love my Penny Rug....  It is still available HERE on Melody's blog should you fancy doing it...

Melody is going through a difficult time with a friend in hospital... my thoughts are with you my friend....

This was a UFO from last year... glad to get it done... now that means I get to start a new project.....

Righto, Gotto Go... tracing to do....

33 comments:

  1. That's very sweet! Finished is a great feeling, isn't it?

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  2. Well done on a great finish!
    it looks gorgeous and I bet the grandies love looking at all the detail on the penny rug.
    A new project? wonder that will be....

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  3. wow and double wow Fiona your penny rug is awesome and how good does it look on the toy box,well done.Yes we are thinking of you sweet Mel.xx

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  4. This looks fabulous Fee!!! This penny rug really came together well - and looks very happy on the blanket box!! How appropriate, lol!! Thanks for sharing xx

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  5. Oh Fiona, you are so much fun, I'm sure there would be plenty of sailors willing to help you out! It looks great, and fantastic to reuse so many fabrics.

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  6. It is as lovely as can be! So much to look at and wonderful bright colours.

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  7. Oh, I love this, great combination of machine and hand stitching. I can imagine the kids being as interested in this, as they are with the contents of the box

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  8. What a lovely penny rug Fiona! Well done tis gorgeous!!

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  9. Your rug is gorgeous Fiona. Hugs,xx

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  10. Great finish Fiona...well done :-)
    Very cute sailors. Lol.

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  11. What a great project, felt and wool look like fun.

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  12. Looks Wonderful and the perfect spot for it. Now what's the new project? hugs

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  13. Perfect for hiding the toy box...looks fabulous...well done...fun having that blanket on the back too...so did you find a tame sailor?...have fun playing with a new project...

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  14. Your Home Sweet Home is beautiful! :0)

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  15. That is awesome! You must be very happy to have it finished and on display. Now, about that sailor....

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  16. A lovely finish, and such fun

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  17. Fiona I love it! I hadn't realised it was going to be as big as that. Love your colours so bright and cheerful. Hugs xx

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  18. Love a new project!
    Gorgeous finish that looks good in its new home.
    Enjoy your finish.

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  19. Its wonderful Fiona - why a tame sailor man?? why not a wild one??? - bit of fun there.... Amazing how much you get thru when you not entertaining.

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  20. Just the right place for felt and wool on top of the box! Great pic of the sailors :-) Love your mugrugs from last post; promise not to spill tea or coffey on them!

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  21. Your piece came out beautifully, such a fun design.

    Debbie

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  22. Congratulations on such a fantastic finish Fiona, I love it and it has pushed me to get back at mine but it might take me a bit longer as I have things that need doing at the moment. hugs Sheila

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  23. Stunning Fiona - and I do so love recylcing fabrics. Well done.

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  24. Looks fantastic! I have downloaded some of the pattern but haven't started it yet. I am finding that animal hair loves felt very much especially wool felt so might not do it as a rug but make some of the bits into table mats instead.

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  25. What a great job you have done with this BoM. It is a lovely design and the pennies really set it off. Love the blue blanket .

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  26. Your rug looks fantastic Fiona. You must be so pleased with it. I'm sure Mel will love seeing it when she gets a chance.

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  27. What a great use for it too... you see it all the time! Mel and you did a fantastic job! :)

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  28. Your bom from Melody is just stunning Fiona

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  29. Great finish Fiona, well done! It looks perfect on your chest.

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  30. oh Fiona it's lovely! Such a lot of work went into that, well done on getting it finished!

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  31. oh Fiona it's lovely! Such a lot of work went into that, well done on getting it finished!

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  32. Your Home Sweet Home is delightful Fiona. You must be thrilled! Melody is a very clever girl too...what a lovely and generous design...

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