Friday, October 12, 2012

Wool Penny Rug

 The Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild is hosting their annual Small Quilt Auction next Tuesday night.
As members, we are asked to make small quilt items.
We can donate small quilts, table runners, purses or craft items.
This is our Fund Raiser for the year, and it's a really fun event for all.
 I chose to make a Wool Penny Rug for my donation.
I haven't worked much with wool in the last few years, and it was fun to pull out an old pattern and put something together.
Penny Rugs originally started in the 1800's around the time of the Civil War.
Coins were used as templates in cutting out scraps of wool, which were joined together with a blanket stitch.
Penny Rugs usually aren't rugs at all, but are more commonly used as table toppers or on dressers and mantles.
I liked the funky folk art chicken motive for the center and backed the piece with quilt fabric.
Hopefully, it will bring a few $$ for the guild.

5 comments:

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Just darling! I'm sure it will do well!!

Lois Evensen said...

Really cute. And, a very generous donation of lots of talent and time.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Oh Nedra, this is just w-a-y too fabulous!! I love the design AND the colors!!!

Good luck on raising lots of mooooo-la!!

Gayle said...

Wow Nedra - That rug is beautiful! I'm sure it'll bring in BIG money for your guild - I love it!

Material Mary said...

Love the penny rug Nedra. Looking good...the string blocks are fun too. You have been a busy girl...
Mary