Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A couple recent projects

I recently offered to teach a beginning quilt class to a group of women at my church, and I thought maybe 3 or 4 people would sign up. Boy was I surprised when I got a list with thirteen names on it! Realizing that the project would need to be a simple one so the beginners wouldn't get frustrated, I chose to make a Buggy Barn Star quilt. The Buggy Barn ladies use a unique method of piecing that makes precise cutting and sewing optional - with great results! I decided to make a gift of the quilt to my sister-in-law.

Then I decided to make a coordinating hooked rug to go with it. The theme was different, but I used the same color palette. The design was adapted from a free pattern published in a recent issue of Create & Decorate magazine. The purple background was a lot of fun to work with because it's not a color that I use very often in my rugs. I dyed all the wool for this project also, which was a lot of fun.


joy said...

Gayle, beautiful rug and quilt!
The little quilt on my blog is not framed. You can just click on the picture and see it up close. Have a good day!

lilianril said...

I like the way the quilt turned out. Very cute!