Saturday, June 29, 2013

Kim Diehl's Penny Garland - Making Progress

"The" Kim Diehl in Dansville, NY ? No Way! But yes, this was the case last fall when Kim taught for 4 days at a great little quilt shop (Material Rewards) in upstate NY.  Time for a road trip!!  Debbie, Bonnie and I got together and signed up for Kim's Penny Garland class.  Penny Garland features a wool appliqué pattern that has never been published in any of Kim's books and it's a cutie.
Above is a picture of my (work in progress) version which is a bit different from Kim's version.  The pattern calls for the center pennies to be arranged in a 9 patch fashion -- but working with my sister Michele we decided the round placement looks softer. What do you think ?

When the sewing is done -- those angled corners get trimmed off and the binding just catches the edges of the outside tongues.  It's very unique !!
The vine is made from cotton fabric using a bias tape maker.   So far it is the only cotton on the table topper -- but I must say -- a little cotton cardinal would look splendid here don't you think ?
I'm sewing the wool on with an overhand stitch and using Valdani Pearle Cotton (#12).
Only 8 more tongues to stitch -- then a few more stars, a bird and some berries.
Perfect piece for fall or Christmas - Hope to have it done by then !!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Hugs,
Karen

8 comments:

  1. I really like the positioning you chose. The '9' arrangement would have a more "primitive" look to the finish. This, truly, a softer feel. Penny rugs are my faves!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Doreen... It is a lot of fun picking out wool and playing with the design. Would be interested is hearing any quilting ideas you might have for it. Kim suggests big stitch hand quilting... But you know how much I love my machine quilting. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. The piece is gorgeous!! I love the layout and colors...great job!

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    1. Thanks Marjorie! Nothing more fun than picking out wool in a great wool shop. Yet another addiction! Appreciate your kind words.
      Karen

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  3. Oh, it's beautiful. I like everything about it: colors, placement, shapes -- all of it! Well done!

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    1. Thanks Nancy! It is a blast to work on too! Wool is so easy, no fussin! It's always nice to have my sisters to bounce things off of too!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Lovely work!! It looks fun!!

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    1. Thanks lady! It is fun because its fast and like with cotton, there are so many wools to choose from. Thanks for stopping by!

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