Sundays are great days for some handwork while watching TV, football games or old movies, whatever is your favorite thing. I have designed a new wool penny rug for Autumn Jubilee and the stitch along begins today. To begin, download the pdf with the pattern – Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along Pattern. Then choose your wools. I have these lovely orange and brown patterned wools, and now was a marvelous time to use them. If you don’t have a pair of Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Scissors, they are on sale here Karen Kay Buckley 7-1/2-Inch Perfect Scissors.
The pattern has the base, a pumpkin shape and a leaf shape. You’ll need one base, four pumpkins, four stems and four leaves. I thought about using this muddy green for the base, but it looked better with the gold.
Choose floss to match your leaves and pumpkins.
Cut all your bits, and pin to the base, centering the pumpkins alternating with the leaves in the rounded scallops of the edge.
Stitch using either a whip stitch or a blanket stitch with two strands of DMC floss. I apologize for the pictures being somewhat dark, they were taken in the evening, and I didn’t want to wait to begin the project for sun the next day.
The cutting and stitching can be done in an afternoon. It took me longer to decide on colors and then to match up the floss colors, LOL!!
Fat Quarter Shop has a wonderful array of wools in gorgeous colors! They are the sponsor for today’s giveaway of a $25 Gift Certificate! You can use it for whatever you like, not just wools, but if you are a stitcher, this is a great way to add to your wool stash.
You have until October 14 to enter, then the winner will be drawn and notified via email.
Next week we’ll embellish the piece, and in two weeks, finish it off in time to use this year. Update – Click HERE for part 2.
Do you enjoy wool applique?