Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Strawberry & Birdies Wool Penny Rug

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a fresh little project I made using Riley Blake wool. I knew I wanted to make a penny rug but I also knew I wanted to make a bright one in my favorite colors.

I love using wool for dolls and stuffed creations. I've used Riley Blake wool for the last dolly I made my youngest girl. That was a few years ago. I wanted to make something a little different this time. I've always admired penny rugs and primitive / folk art crafts. I wanted to try making one a little brighter and one that felt right at home in my sewing area.

I decided to applique strawberries on the tongues of the rug instead of the usual circles. I then added French knots for the seeds. I cut 1/2 inch strips of the brown wool and did an actual weaving for the basket, then sewed it down around the edges to the background wool.

I just used coordinating DMC embroidery floss to sew the pieces down.

I sewed this beautiful mint colored woven gingham from Riley Blake ( using a blanket stitch ) for a backing and to cover my embroidery stitches.

I love the way it turned out! I have a couple more projects lined up using the rest of my wool and I will share those with you soon. It's such a treat to work with wool on these projects. It's fun stitching and adding fabric to make such cute things.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Sewing!
xo Erin


Jessica Christensen said...

Adorable. Just so adorable.

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful Erin!! Such cute strawberries - and just love the sweet basket and birds in the centre. The mint gingham backing is perfect.

Design Originals by KC said...

I am getting fresh naturally sweet strawberries out of my garden this year and enjoying them... this makes your sweet little mat soooo precious to me... enjoy your strawberry mat and that sweet woven basket... I will have to check out Riley Blake's wool kits too :) Kathi

Diane W. said...

I love this! Where is the pattern from?

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Jean Burke said...

So cute!! Do you have it hung? How did you do that with the round shape? Thanks!

Claudia/Ompompali said...

What a delightful little mat, such a pretty thing! Beautiful idea!

donna said...

Erin your penny is sew cute. Love everything about it.
Love and Hugs

Zoe said...

What a delightful little mat, such a pretty thing! Beautiful idea!

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