Friday, April 3, 2009

My Latest Project

Look what I'm making! It's the cutest rag rug using muslin and in my case, 1930's fabric strips. It is supposed to be made out of a Honey Bun (40 1 1/2" strips) from Moda, but I didn't have one in the colors I wanted to use. So I just cut 1 1/2" strips of many 30's prints and a whole bunch of muslin 1 1/2" strips. Isn't it just too cute? I want to make it about 36" across and use it in "Sydney's" room. She stays in that room when she spends the night at Grandma & Grandpa's house. I keep telling her that when Jakob comes to visit, he'll probably sleep there. So then she pipes up, "We can both sleep in that bed, Gwamma. Sadies can sleep in the crib." The quilt top for that bed is nearly finished. I suppose when it is done, I'll have to ask Liz to help me quilt it....I think I need to learn to use the big machine. I've done a couple of small things but I can tell I'm just at the start of my learning curve.
You can find all the directions for this cute rug at Moda Bake Shop.

7 comments:

jen duncan said...

Neat-o Brenda! That was a good tut and this is an adorable rug!

Beka & Jason Haché said...

that is totally cute! I like how using the muslin makes the scrappy look come together and have a solid base - I want to learn how to make one!!!

TnT said...

that is adorable. looks like a lot of work though...is it? i love the fabrics you chose. oh how i miss the vintage finds at Scottie Dogs!

Stephanie said...

I love it. Reminds me of Australian rug hooking but without the bulky mesh base. And its cook you can do all by hand. Thanks for sharing! You are so talented Missy!

Anonymous said...

BrendaLou, I laughed when I saw your braided rug! I have three HUGE ones I made out of wool when the kids were small. One is my hall runner and the other two are in the boy's rooms. They wear like iron! I love them. Did you know that the best way to clean a wool braided rug is to lay it out in fresh snow, sweep the snow over it and let it sit for an hour or so, then sweep it off? I entertain my neighbors every year when I clean mine!

Debbie

BrendaLou said...

A lot of good the snow cleaning instructions will do me! But thanks...we have a wool one my grandma made in the 1950's. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Opps, I forgot that you get less snow than the Jersey Shore does!

Debbie