Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The One-Two Punch

Well......maybe like the old 500-600 punches.

This is a needle-punch dollhouse rug that I recently finished for a friends' Birthday. She is a doll house creator and collector.
Here is the back - it is coated with tacky glue to keep all the loops secured to the canvas. I think the backs look kind of cool.

Here is a little vignette that I set up. You can see by the spool of thread that this rug is quite small.

Before I began this project my floss looked like this - ooops.

I am now converting that hot mess into this. Here are a couple more patterns that I'd like to do. I'd like to glue one onto the top of box.

Here are a couple that I've made in the past -

This little "cel phone rug" I made for my daughter, it looks like our cat; Starbuck.

This one is my favorite. I glued this to a fake Nantucket (fantucket) basket. I framed it with some white cotton cording. I use this basket as a catchall for quilting projects and stuff and bring it to guild meetings, sewing group, etc..

And finally - I finished my Pineapple Quilt top. I'm calling it "Lunar Pineapple". I'm going to submit it to be part of an exhibit. Even if it doesn't get accepted, I'll be happy to have the unexpected new quilt. I'm glad I took on the challenge and made this top in 3 weeks, it really got me back in the sewing room. Now to machine quilt it, but how?

For fun I did all the piecing on my little feather weight. It belonged to my mother-in-law and I'm so grateful to have it. They are just so cute and fun to sew on.

Thanks for visiting -- Happy Sewing and Crafting!


Lori said...

You needle punch too? I love them all but your fantucket bag is my favorite!!
Wonderful exciting border you put on the pineapple quilt!!! What kind of challenge was it?
Cute, cute featherweight!!

Mary said...

Your fantucket is frantastic! I still can't believe how fast you whipped that up. Love the new rug and little vignette - ABC on the tv - so cute. It looks like more neddlepunch in your future now that the hot mess is so neat and tidy.
And love the new pineapple - the fish borders are great.
Miss you!

antique quilter said...

wow love the needle punches something I have been wanting to try! very nice gift, love the tv :)
oh the basket is wonderful great design for the basket!
The fish border on that quit is so unexpected but looks great!
good luck with the quilting

Crispy said...

Lots of great projects today :0) Love the bag too! I'm sure your quilt will be accepted.


Jan said...

Your needlepunch pieces are incredible!! And that 50s TV...what a charming little vignette. Lucky friend! (I will be forwarding my birthday date.)
I've been wanting to try needlepunch...have the tool, the floss, the will...but instead I'm, sitting at the computer, I guess. lol

Miriam said...

Beautiful needle-punch work!

I love the basket.

QuiltSue said...

Your little rugs are wonderful. They must be so fiddley to do.

Sue-Anne said...

What a gorgeous little door mat. Your friend will be thrilled. Love the pineapple, its stunning and I love the funky border fabrics.

Quilts And Pieces said...

How cute are those! And I love your pineapple top!

Ann Champion said...

I LOVE the needle punch! I've tried rug hooking..but not the needle punch. Maybe someday?
Your Pineapple quilt is gorgeous. That fish fabric is really eye catching. :)

Joanna said...

I had to come see your Featherweight! Ooooh you lucky thing - you have a table for it so it's set in flat! Jealous!