Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Oh Those Fall Colors!

Well, it's not here yet, but Fall is fast approaching!
It seems the older I get, the faster the summer goes.
Yes indeed, summer went really fast this time.  I've been doing lots of digging, planting and landscaping.  Some work is still yet to be done, but I'm now waiting for the cooler autumn temps to start digging again.
Little time is left in my days for designing but I do have a few new things to show...
Here's one for the fall....

The finished size of this table runner is 12" x 23", although, it can easily be made longer.  The picture shows this made with 100% felted wool but wool felt can easily be substituted for any or all of the wool requirements.  The pattern is available, as well as the wool kit, on my website: http://www.cathspenniesdesigns.com

 This is a design that I created a long time ago and sold as a finished item.  
The design was by far the most requested design that my customers requested to be made into a purchasable pattern.  It's been requested mostly because I have an online tutorial that explains how to attach penny rug tongues and I've used the original design as the illustrated sample.  You can find that tutorial here:

 I've held off creating the pattern for it simply because all I had was the picture of the finished table runner.  I hadn't saved the actual measurements or drawings that I originally used.  Basically, I had to start from scratch to make it again.  This new design is a bit different than the original because I eliminated the long and tedious penny rug tongue detail.  Notice that this design has the background scallop tongues cut right into the background wool rather than stitched individually.  This way is certainly less time consuming.

Lots of good things are happening here at Cath's Pennies Designs.  I'm determined to spend a bit more time with this blog and with Facebook so that I don't get so behind with news and info.

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That's all for today!  Happy Day!