The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Reindeer Mat

I finished the tongues today on the mat, purposely wonky and added a red wool circle to them.  Just need to stitch the red flannel backing that you see here.

For Synthia, a pic of the variagated perle cotton I used by Valdani, size 8 and the color is P4 whatever that means, otherwise, an off white that changes to a light brown and then white and so on.  I like the variation and have used lots of other variagated perle cottons for embellishment to add a different look.

Thanks for all the nice comments.   I rarely make traditional Christmas theme projects, but have liked this mat since I saw the pattern.  It may come from the time in my early days back in Texas, my 20's, when I actually worked as a floral designer for a few years until I knew that couldn't pay the bills but had the best time with my co-workers, especially decorating trees for Christmas.  We were really out of the box,  pink or blue tree decorations, feathers, not your traditional colors and they always sold. Funny that I remember that.

6 comments:

  1. The tongues look great,you must be really pleased with the result,
    Smiles,Angela.

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  2. I love how you have finished your penny mat Nancy-the colours make it so striking-Enjoy!
    Shazy

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  3. Your Christmas Mat is very nice. Lovely job. hugs Judy

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  4. Your Reindeer Mat is terrific!! Thanks for the info on the thread. I'll order some soon. I always like and variegated colors often. With embroidery threads I sometimes use single threads of different skeins to make my own and that's fun to play with on wool. Can hardly wait to see what you do next.

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  5. Really is a beautiful piece and love the tongues, adds a nice touch.

    Debbie

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  6. Very beautiful!!
    You should have more Christmas 's project ,!!
    Good day

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