Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wool penny rug bases

            The first decision you need to make is....the shape and size of the rug you want to make. Then the you want wool on wool, like the rooster?

Then, the next decison you use a commercial pattern, or just wing it?
If I am making a small rug, like my little goat friend here, I headed to the kitchen for my favorite little oval platter, traced around it onto freezer paper, rough cut it out and then iron it on my wool. Now cut out on the lines and you have a huh?
Wool holds up very well and mixes with other fibers too.

                          This is a commercial pattern that came as a kit a few years agao....I have no idea who the artist was. The base is flannel and the elements are all felted wool. I love this wall hanging.

              Remember those pesky circles that I have cut gillions of this past week? Wouldn't they look perfect on this Circle of Life quilt....made from a pattern.

Hmm, I need to go check out some fabrics for this idea...I am going to add some cotton circles.

Don't forget, if you're entering the giveaway, please leave your comment on the 200th post giveaway. Back to Hoarding: Buried Alive....what am I thinking, watching this propagand, lol! Later all, Elaine


  1. Decisions, decisions! I love them all.

  2. I like the Goat rug! The quilting in that circle quilt is great, it really adds to the look of the quilt.
    Hoard On!