Friday, June 22, 2012

Patriotic Rag Wreath

A couple of years ago, I made this wreath for my Mom for Christmas:


I posted about it here . I posted the link to Rachel's original Bake Shop tutorial there, but if you don't want to click back, here it is too. Then I made one for Valentine's Day that I guess I forgot to post :


I didn't pink the edges of these strips so they are a bit more stringy:

I have been in a red/white/blue frame of mind lately and I've been eagerly waiting for the Northcott Stonehenge Stars and Stripes collection to be released. I bought it the day the FQS put it out for sale and I love it even more in person:



I went back immediately to order more and it was already gone. I'm waiting for the next shipment and stocking up! Think BOLTS!

I added a few pieces from my stash to round things out:
















And then I started cutting with my pinking rotary blade. MUCH easier than using pinking shears! I cut my strips 2 1/2" x 6". There are 4 rows on the wire wreath and I wanted a full wreath so I filled them all. So when you are cutting and you think you have cut enough...cut more. :)



And even though my fingers are about to fall off this morning, it was worth it:


I love shooting in the morning. The light is so pretty, but this shot came out blurry so I sharpened it and de-saturated it:




9 comments:

Bobbie said...

I love rachels tutorial! I made a fall wreath out of rich upholstery type fabrics-the kind that come in a swatch book- LOVE IT!
I love your Patriotic one! very cool!your pictures are great too!

carol fun said...

Love this wreath!!!! Off to Joanns for wire wreath -unfortunately I will need 2 (we have double front doors) and my fingers will probably fall off -LOL! I'll be thinking of you but in a good way -really. Have a great weekend!

Deanna said...

Cute! Just to lead you into temptation, the String Twist Quilt would look really good in red-white-and-blue, too. I have been thinking about a QOV with the pattern in those colors.

Your wreaths look really nice. Pretty and full.

JMF said...

Well I'm telln ya it was worth the sore fingers and hands! I love it and that red white and blue fabrics!!
When can you make me one!!!LOL

Staci said...

This looks so great! And your photos are fabulous.

Doniene said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!! I'm going to have to try this some time!!! You know I really need to NOT read your blog - my wanna make list just keeps getting longer and longer!!! LOL!!

Blessings

theona said...

love it!!

Denise :) said...

Wonderful! I pinned both the Christmas *and* the Patriotic wreath! And thank you for the link to the tutorial, too! This is a definite on my "must make" list! :)

Shelly said...

I think the patriotic one is my favorite. If I hung such an object on our door, however, My Cowboy's horse would chew it to pieces!

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