Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Flower Mat Finished!


I finally finished my wool mat, though I took a few short cuts to make it go faster and get it done. I did not add the bugs or spider web, I just wanted a flower piece for my table. The problem is, it doesn't look good on my table so I need to find a place for it or maybe it will be a gift.

I finished it off by adding a linen backing and a blanket stitch. The original was done with a nice edge, but I am too lazy to make a binding.

Not perfect, but not bad. Pattern is Flower Garden Crazy, by Primitive Gatherings.


For the back, I used a linen that has the feel of wool. I found it in a thrift shop and I thought it would be nice for a backing. I cut out the design and left about a half inch of excess so I could tuck it under and keep a nice edge on the back. I pinned it and turned the edge under as I did the blanket stitch, not perfect, but not bad;) The crooked edge came about when I did the stems, I was a bit tight on the stitching.


24 comments:

Karen said...

Really pretty. Would make a nice gift for someone but try it in different places in your home. You worked so hard on this not to keep it.

Jacque. said...

Debbie, I love that! You did a great job and I really like the prim colors you used.

Fiona said...

its gorgeous... such a lot of detail... and the back is great too... I do love finding uses for preloved fabric/items...
Hugz

Dorothy said...

It's looks beautiful. I love the shape of it. So much nicer than just a round.

Chris said...

Gorgeous finish!!

Three Sheep Studio said...

Love the beautiful flowers on this mat. Lovely finish.
Rose

Quilt Hollow said...

GORGEOUS piece!!!!! Love the shape too!

moosecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I really should get started on mine...

Terry said...

Your flower mat looks wonderful! Congratulations on getting it finished! :0)

Vicki W said...

I think it's beautiful!

paulette said...

Magnificent!! You are WAY too hard on yourself!! AND I bet it looks wonderful on your table!! How could it not!
P

Melody said...

Absolutely perfect.y

Julie Fukuda said...

What's not perfect? It sure looks that way to me.

Anna said...

it is beautiful! You might want to save it to display in the middle of winter when a few flowers would be nice to see...

Firecracker Kid said...

Oooh, I love how it turned out. You brought it together nicely. You are an artist!

Blessings,
Carol

Sue Tokash said...

Beautiful! Who's pattern is it?

Carrie P. said...

Oh, that is gorgeous.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

That a lovely flower mat, someone is going to be very lucky if you decide to gift it! Deb

Soggibottom said...

I can see this in a cottage somewhere :-) :-) Calling in to say as always your a star x x x

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love, love, love it!!!

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Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love your appliqué! Spectacular. RI huh, close to me. xox

Carole said...

Ohhhh, that turned out lovely!

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