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:

Jennifer said...

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

marina said...

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....

Anonymous said...

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

Larissa said...

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

Susan said...

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.

Janet said...

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

Jane Galley said...

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

Deb R said...

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

Jeanette said...

Your rug is gorgeous Fiona. Hugs,xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

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

Sue SA said...

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

Maria said...

I love it....

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

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

Jindi's Cottage said...

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...

Terry said...

Your Home Sweet Home is beautiful! :0)

sunny said...

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

Sue B said...

A lovely finish, and such fun

Sunnybec said...

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

Mistea said...

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

Susan said...

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.

Grethe said...

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!

WoolenSails said...

Your piece came out beautifully, such a fun design.

Debbie

Sheila said...

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

Lin said...

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

katherine said...

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.

Val Spiers said...

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 .

Christine M said...

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.

Cheryll said...

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

Cheryl said...

Your bom from Melody is just stunning Fiona

Charlie and Wendy said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Nicky said...

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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