Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mistletoe and Holly Wool Mat

The Winter 2014 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects is full of good designs.  I selected one of them to make a wool mat.  The pattern is by Jan Speed of A Piece of Work.  The mat is about 10" x 19" so not too big or too small.


I used part of a khaki wool army blanket for the backing.  The color worked well with the other green wool pieces I had in stash.  This design could be used for the Christmas holiday season but I think it is one that could be out all winter long.

Back to playing in the sewing room.
Karen

32 comments:

Loris said...

Lovely design! I want to make that one as well. Love the use of the army blanket!

Janet O. said...

Lovely mat--great mistletoe!
I've been looking for that magazine. The only local store that has carried it this year just cut back their magazine selection. It is no longer there.
I think a trip to the neighboring valley is in order. : )

Christine said...

Really eye catching! It's a beautiful piece of work, Karen!

Nancy said...

I really like this one and I really like this magazine.

Raewyn said...

I love your mat! I thought this issue was a great one too!

Sue said...

LOVE IT !!!!!!!!

I got tired of always looking for the magazine when it came out so last year I got a 2 year subscription . Best thing I ever did ;-D

em's scrapbag said...

Lovely! I agree you could use it all winter.

belarmina said...

Me gusta!!! en mis paquetes de Navidad siempre pongo una ramita de muérdago, todas las tradiciones celtas me entusiasman.
Ya tenemos posibilidad de comprar
esta revista en España desde este otoño,
saludos

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Have fun playing in the sewing room! Great mat, Karen!!!!

Carolyn

WoolenSails said...

Love your mat and I need to go through the magazine again. I do like that design and I like things you can keep out all winter.

Debbie

Raymond Homestead said...

Great wool mat! I haven't seen this issue.

Karen said...

How smart to think of using an Army wool blanket. This is so cute.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Looks great! I remember my mom had an old wool army blanket! I imagine they are hard to find these days. This piece definitely could be out all winter!

Kyle said...

It looks like you had fun with this one and the fact you used an old army blanket for the backing is pretty neat. I'd leave it out all winter.

Lesley said...

You did a wonderful job and such a great idea to use the army blanket. Well done!

Cheryl said...

Very nice! I would leave it out all winter too.

Janet said...

Fantastic being so frugal using the army blanket. Love it. Yes, leave it out all winter.

Barb said...

definitely all winter! love those birdies

StitchinByTheLake said...

This is a nice one Karen - and I love, love that magazine! blessings, marlene

Christine Feldstein said...

So nice and warm for the winter time!

paulette said...

Perfect for this time of year...and into Winter! Love it!
P

Lori said...

It doesn't look specifically Christmas. I love it! I need to get that magazine again.

Dixie said...

Your mat turned out fabulous - will have to check out this issue. Funny how those wool olive green army blankets used to look so drab, and now I rejoice finding one in an antique store or even better a thrift store! I have two, and have cut into one to use in projects, because the green is so fabulous!

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

LOVE IT! I also saw a few things in this issue that I'd like to do. But I haven't even thought about doing one, and YOU have a finish!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love it Karen! Your work is so nice - thanks for the inspiration of using an old army blanket - have one in the basement!

Friendship Crossing said...

LOVE the new mat Karen! That issue is filled w/all kinds of goodies I want to make!

Hugs,
Tanya

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Really cute!

Anonymous said...

That is lovely!! Nice work!

Allie said...

That is super-cute - and yes, you could leave it out all winter. I love things like that.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's beautiful and I agree that it is perfect not only for the holidays but the entire season! :)

audrey said...

Very lovely! Perfect for all winter.:)

quiltsbycheri said...

Love it! it is on my "to do" list....