Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Finishes and a New Pattern!

I am finally getting more done and finished two pieces this week. The first piece is a punch needle design based on an antique fraktur and my own touches. I loved the naiveté of the rabbit and it is a fun design to try with different color schemes. I wanted mine to stay in neutrals except for the pops of color in the flower.

The original piece is 6" x 4" and was finished with walnut ink to give it an aged look. The design is for sale in my ecrater store, or you can click on the link to the left. This is an E-pattern so you receive a pdf pattern with a color photo, line drawings and a basic color chart. Mine was done for a punched piece, but you can also use it for rug hooking, stitchery or appliqué.

I did not add an edge to this piece, I liked the simplicity of a raw edge. The back was done with a dark green wool. I took a photo outside today, and I got a lighter piece, but I still lost the antique look of the walnut stain.


Another piece I finished was Hearts and Vines by Kathy Cardiff. The pattern was in Primitive Quilts and Projects, Spring 2013. The original is done in wool and it is a beautiful piece, but I thought it would be fun to make it into a quilted piece.

On the original she had her initials and date, so I added a saying and the quilted keys to mine. I also used watered down walnut ink, so the piece is much darker and yellowed in person.


18 comments:

Anna said...

Love your finishes! see you got your mojo going! Lol

Linda said...

What a wonderful design!!! Darling bunny. And I love how you added the keys to the heart instead of the initials.

Jacque. said...

Lookin' good, Debbie!

acorn hollow said...

Love your finishes esp the rabbit great color
Cathy

Terry said...

Your hearts and vines is beautiful! :0)

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

That lil bun bun is darling! So cute! And love that cute heart design...lovely! Have a great weekend!

annie said...

wonderful!

Anne said...

Love those. The heart one is adorable. I'm gonna have to go back and pull out that issue of PQ&P.

Carol said...

They are both beautiful!

Kate said...

Both pieces are quite lovely but I'm especially fond of the Hearts and Vines.

Robin ~ Bird In The Hand Primitives ~ said...

I love them both. Oh I so wish I could get back to my creating. I'm getting there slowly.
Keep up the work , I'll just live vicariously through you. Lol
Robin

Fiona said...

Two lovely pieces... It's great to get back into it
Hugz

Quilt Hollow said...

Wow! Great pieces! Envy here.

Jennie in GA said...

Love them both!

Raymond Homestead said...

Great finishes! I can't tell you the last time I made something!

moosecraft said...

Both of these are beautiful! Love the pop of color in the flower on the rabbit piece!

Firecracker Kid said...

Very pretty needle punch. I need to work on my needle punch, 'cause I'm not so good at it.
Hugs~Carol

Dawn said...

Great finishes! Both so sweet.
Thanks for sharing.