Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hit & Miss

As a quilter, scrap quilts have always been my favorite kind to make. And so, I also have a fondness for hit & miss rugs because of the huge variety of wools that are used in them. I hooked most of these rugs quite awhile ago and just recently got around to finishing them.


This one I turned into a pillow for my couch. I like the way I finished the edges - I sewed the hooked piece to the backing right sides together about a quarter inch from the hooked edge - then turned it right side out and stuffed it. I whipped the edge with yarn - covering the foundation that was still exposed. The four layers of 1/4" seam allowance made it look like a piped edge.


This little star runner just got the edges whipped with yarn and it will look really nice displayed on the coffee table in front of the couch.


This piece was hooked to fill the opening of a clock that I picked up at the thrift store ages ago. Not sure if I like those two really light pieces of wool......


This is a rug that I made quite awhile ago - can you guess when? I just added the picture here because it's also a hit & miss.

10 comments:

Barb said...

Those rugs and pillow are wonderful!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
Great rugs. Thanks for sharing.
I, too, having a problem finishing the rugs. There ought to be a 12 step program for us.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

bayrayschild said...

Hi Gayle! They're Absolutely Beautiful!

Audrey

Linda said...

Gayle ~ Your hit & miss rugs (and pillow!) are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your creations!

Joanne said...

Great rugs GAyle - I'm always on a hit and miss kick - trying to use up scraps but also just love the look!

Nedra said...

I really like the pattern you hooked around the black star. It really makes the star pop out.

Deb said...

All of it looks wonderful! I like the scrappy look whether it's in quilting or in rugs. I can't wait until I officially become a hooker so I have a variety of wools to chose from.

Mimi Sue said...

Great idea to get rid of bits and pieces. Where did the hubby get the bike? I'm asking for one for Mother's Day. Mimi

a little bit biased said...

Oh, I don't know how I missed your blog on your profile list!?! Glad you told me about your blog though. I love your header - it's so creative and these hit and miss rugs and pillows are so cool! That look like they would be very fun to make. Just beautiful1

deanne fitzpatrick said...

Gayle, I love the sharpness of those diamonds combined with stars. Lovely.