Wednesday, January 12, 2011
A Finish, and a WIP (another rug for Livvie when she's grown)
The quilt above is for a friend, made from tshirts. The shirts were a man's so finding flannel that went with them was a bit of a challenge. This backing really did well, blending with the quilting.
I found this rug backing at our quilt guild garage sale a little more than a year ago for $25. (Figured the linen was worth than that, and called to its owner to sell it to me sight unseen.) What a delight, when I opened up the linen to discover a pattern called Victoria's Rug by J. Soehnge! The dimensions of the rug are 28" x 52" and it is clearly meant to be a rug for the floor. Christy Mason did the hand dyed wools for this rug, are they gorgeous?! Livvie is almost 3 and this rug is clearly not for a child's room, so it is fun to work on without a deadline. I got the wool already cut into strips, so on evenings when I'm tired, it is a perfect rug to work on! This is the only rug I've ever actually color planned and stuck to the plan. My dear friend, Lurie McAdow, helped me choose the colors for it. We made some good choices!