Wednesday, February 24, 2010
WOOLIE WEDNESDAY~ Small Star Penny Mat
Todays project is another simple but yet a much needed staple in the world of prim/country decorating....a small penny mat. You can set these on coffee tables, have them hanging out over a shelf, you could even make a bunch of these and have them out under place settings for those that keep their table set all the time (just remove them before you have messy eaters)! :)
Now, for you first timers on penny rugs or mats, don't become intimidated, this is easy peasy simple stuff! It is just a simple blanket stitch around the pennies. I even have all the specifics for you on how to make this star mat. You do want to choose two contrasting colors because it really helps to add POP and show off those 13 stars in the mat itself. Ok, here it goes.....
You will need:
20 black 2" circles
20 yellow 2" circles
13 stars that measure approx 1.5" from tips
20 black 1.5" circles
29 yellow 1.5" circles
16 black 1" circles
20 yellow 1" circles
Black thread (or whatever contrasting color you choose)
*49 additional 2" circles of the bottom colored material, OR a piece of wool(same color as bottom) to scallop around the entire finished piece. This is so you don't see all the excess threads on the bottom. You want a nice finished, clean bottom.
You want to begin with the smallest circle and stitch it on to the medium sized circle. Once that is attached, then you attach that joined piece to the largest size circle. When you have all the pennies completed you want to lay it out on a table in your finished pattern and then begin stitching them together.
I would love to see anyones finished mats if you choose to make this design. It is a great past time and you will just love your finished piece! Or if anyone has a great idea or project you would like to share for woolie wednesday, please feel free to email me! Enjoy!
Posted by tarrah at 8:18 AM