Friday, October 8, 2010

Penny rug sew along, choosing the design

 I found a piece of felt to use for my rug. Since it's already been hacked into, I'll just cut a chunk off.

No measuring, just fold over and cut off the offending chunk!

I had a bag of scraps and dumped them out and started looking thru them, trying to find something that jumped out at me. My pennys are stapled and waiting for the rest of the rug to come together.

I tried some little pieces out, shaping a flower, nahhh...I don't think so.

This is kinda weird...I like it, but it needs some punch.
So far I like the colors and shapes. I'll grab the stapler and staple each piece to the background first. I can't wait to start the embellishing! How are your rugs coming along? Have you chosen traditional shapes or have you indulged into something fun and funky? I can't wait to see what you guys have come up with. I have some fun threads, buttons and beads and ribbons to add.
Come back tomorrow to see what's next...                                                                                                                                                                                         


  1. I have a rose....... very simple...
    am enjoying the lessons.

  2. It looks like a double yolked egg! I've been stitching down some of my lovely circles--I'll e-mail a picture as soon as it's finished!

  3. Looks very fun, love it so far - and your little kitty pillow too!

  4. Now now, you are going to staple your pieces in place?? I am trying to catch up...I cant figure out what to put on it..oh me...lets see...Hurrying and hope to catch up soon.
    Smiles, Kim

  5. I say. those are wonderful little tug design. I like the creativity and simplicity. It's so cute.

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