Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Penny Rug Project No.1

It was 2 years ago that I did a post on the wonderful 'Born to Quilt' edition of the Magic Patch magazine. (Was it really that long ago?)

The patterns and projects were created by Veronique Requena who very kindly sent me the materials and pattern to complete one of the projects in the magazine.

It has taken me almost 2 years to attempt the penny rug but two weeks ago I started it and today I finished it (apart from additional embellishments and backing fabric). I thoroughly enjoyed making this although at times I cursed the cutting out. It was all sewn by hand and I can't wait to start on another sewing project!

Edited: Just to let you know that the 'Penny Rug' isn't actually a rug but it is a large doiley sized table decoration/table mat. It is called a penny rug because of the 'pennies' that are sewn on the tabs surrounding the mat.

17 comments:

Green thumb said...

Hi Simone!
It's always nice to hear from you! What can I say..well, WOW, what a piece of art!
xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

WOW! That is lovely
Julie xxxxxxxx

Noas' libellule said...

This is pretty amazing!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Wow that is fantastic, what an accomplishment - I hope you sign the back so in many years time they know you made it.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

That is really lovely!! :)
Vivienne x

Lyn said...

Its lovely, I have to admit, I have never heard of 'Penny Rug' but then again I have always been a bit 'scared' of patchwork! It looks lovely and the fabrics are great together.
love
Lyn
xxx

Kathy said...

What a fantastic rug! You should be really proud of yourself!
Love Kathy xxx

andamento said...

Very pretty. Your stitching is so neat too. It's lovely, well done!

periwinkle said...

There are so many lovely things in that book , I remember your post . Worth the wait - it's gorgeous

Julia said...

Was that really 2 years ago!! It was that magazine that got me on to blogging! After I read all about Veronique, I googled her, but instead of finding her website (initially anyway) I came across Jo's Home Sweet Home blog, who had also discovered Veronique's talents .... needless to say, I was hooked - I'm happy to say!!

Did you know that Veronique is going to have a stall at this year's Festival of Quilts at the NEC? I'm very tempted to go being so close, but I'm thinking about the cost - I can hardly come out empty-handed now can I?!!!

Love the penny rug by the way - just like the original!

Julia:0)

Suzanne said...

Beautiful rug!!!I'm so glad I found your blog!

Suzanne

Rosie said...

What a great rug - looks like hard work but well worth it - I love the colours:)

Amanda said...

How lovely :) Well done you xx

penelope10 said...

I love Penny Rugs. Have done quite a few and now I am doing one to replicate my daughter's colonial. Love yours!

Teresa said...

It's a fabric work of art. I love it... the colors are wonderful.

Tillybud said...

That is so interesting! How clever you are to make something so lovely.

Monica said...

how beautiful!