Friday, January 30, 2015

Old is New Punch Needle!


This week I decided to work on a pattern, I have made before. The original one was done with colors that washed each other out, so I wanted to try it in bolder colors with a dark background. The design is based on an antique red ware plate.

I was going to do it in 3 strands, then decided it was large enough to do in 6 strands and a faster way to finish it. I am debating on wether I want to do more rows around the piece, or I may do a braided cording. Not sure if I want to keep it as is, or maybe mount it on a box or basket. My niece got a giant dollhouse and I was thinking this might make a nice rug for it.

I haven't worked it into a pattern yet, hopefully I can get that done this weekend. I still have to clean some areas up and a few fills where I missed, then I can finish it off. My hands have been bothering me and my brain is off a bit, so my punching does not match the actual design, it is supposed to be oval.

I also found a fun free tutorial for a Valentines quilt. I wanted to make one with some pastels that I have and try out my new rag die to see how it cuts. I had an idea of doing a rag quilt and adding a heart, here and there and today I stumbled on a quilt, exactly like that, so now I can follow her guidelines. You can find the pattern and tutorial at, Sew4home.


12 comments:

Anne said...

Love it. You are such a good needle puncher (is that the right term? LOL) I wish I could get the rhythm down to do it. There are so many wonderful patterns out there.

Karen said...

Wonderful punch needle design. Is this one you drew?

Bobbie said...

Love your design, Deb! I love the look of the 3-strand threads, but the six strand is so much easier for the large project. The colora are beautiful!

Jacque. said...

oh, I really like the punch needle piece! Great work, Debbie! Have fun with the rag rug.

Kate said...

This piece is quite lovely! Does it take long to punch a piece this size? Does it take long to learn how, lol. Looking forward to seeing your rag heart quilt.
Enjoy the weekend.

Saundra said...

Wow, you are certainly cranking them out. Love the colors, love the design. Whatever you decide on the finishing technique will enhance it but surely it looks fantastic as is.

moosecraft said...

The bold colors work well with this design! I think the braided edge border would accent it nicely!

hungryhippie said...

This is so pretty! I want a doll house now so I can use it for a rug. <3 Lovely work.

Rugs and Pugs said...

You are so talented!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Fiona said...

lovely work...
Hugz

Anna said...

You are amazing! I treasure all my punch needles...it is such an amazing art expression!

Allie said...

That is brilliant Debbie, well done! I like the idea of the braid around it.