Thursday, February 20, 2020

Color It Red Blog Hop



I'm very happy to be participating in another hop, this one brought to us by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.

Here's the list of today's participants:

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For my project, I designed a WoolFelt Penny Rug/Table Mat that I'm calling "Lovely Ladies." It features eight lovely red (of course) ladybugs surrounding a red flower. It measures 16", is fun to sew up, and would be perfect on any Spring/Summer table!

If you'd like to make one for yourself, the pattern is now available in my Etsy Shop:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/762760734/pdf-pattern-lovely-ladies-penny-rug

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I love to read your comments and will reply to them all via email, unless you are a No Reply Blogger.

And be sure to visit all the participants in this great hop!

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25 comments:

  1. Pretty penny rug! Do you know why it is called a penny rug?? I have never worked with wool, but I like what you did!

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    1. Thanks! They're called "Penny Rugs" because they used to use coins as templates to cut out scraps of wool and other fabrics to make rugs and table coverings. You can read more about the history at these links:

      http://www.littlehousehomearts.com/2012/08/the-history-of-penny-rugs.html

      https://pennyrugsandmore.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-history-of-penny-and-sewn-rugs.html

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    2. Thank you, Elizabeth!! I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question!!

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  2. A pretty penny rug! Unfortunately I am allergic to wool but I think it could be made from cottons.

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  3. Elizabeth, this is sweet. I love the little ladybugs. I'm sure it would work in cottons as well.

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  4. Beautiful penny rug! I stitched up some wool projects with lady bugs a few years ago. Wool is wonderful to work with. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This is a gorgeous penny rug and I love the little lady bugs all around it. You always rock using wool in your patterns and projects! Thank you for hopping and sharing your sweet red project!

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  6. What a lovely penny rug. the lady bugs are so sweet.

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  7. Sew cute...and timely. Spring will be here before we know it!

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  8. Adorable penny rug. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  9. That is a great penny rug. Love those lady bugs.

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  10. Oh, this is so cute! I love penny rugs and your ladybugs are just adorable! I love working with wool, and your applique work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. So cute! I've always loved ladybugs.

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  12. I like the Lovely Ladies penny rug, sew cute and fun. You have such a knack for these patterns, they are all wonderful.

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  13. Love your wool penny rug; the ladybugs are the cutest. I've never worked with wool though this project might be the way to start.

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  14. Such a pretty tablemat and I love the lady bugs. Well done.

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  15. Oh it's gorgeous!! A great interpretation of the colour Red!

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  16. Ladybugs are perfect for this hop - well done!

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  17. Ladybugs are a favorite & great for this hop. Thanks for sharing as well as joining in on the hop.

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  18. Very cute penny rug, love the ladybugs.

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  19. It;s been fun to see the lady bug appear in this hop.

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  20. Lovely Ladies is a fun change from all the bright reds! Thank you for sharing your wool table mat!

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  21. Love the lady bugs as well as the penny rug, Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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