Thursday, July 15, 2010

A New Project

Well, it's sorta new! I've been working on it for a couple months now and I realized I hadn't shared a picture of this rug yet. This is actually an applique quilt pattern that I found for free on the internet, but I decided it would make a great rug instead - quilting and rug hooking are SO compatible!  I'd love to share the link with you but I can't seem to find it again! Grrr..... I'm using my favorite background on this piece - I pulled out a bunch of ugly bright plaids from my stash and overdyed them an antique black. There's lots of interest and movement that way.

And, on another note, have you tried the new Pretzel M&Ms yet? Mmmmmmm. The perfect combination of salty and sweet. I'm lovin' 'em!


Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Beautiful rug! I'm going to hae to try those M&Ms!!

Deb said...

That is a great rug and love how you dyed that background. Definitely some wonderful movement in it. And I haven't seen those M&M's but they'll definitely be winners in my book. I'm going to look at the drug store tonight. Do I come to you when they start appearing on my hips! :o)

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

LOVE your rug, Gayle! The background is awesome! I'll have to try overdying my bright plaids with black. Thanks for sharing a great tip!!!


Cathy G. said...

I love your rug Gayle! I've always loved an antique black background. It's so fun while you're hooking to see how the different plaids add so much movement! Very nice hooking! Those M&M's sound dangerous to one who is dieting(me)........drat! I LOVE m&m's!!!!
Cathy G

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
Your rug looks wonderful. I do love your antique black background.
Pretzel M&M's. Sounds yummy. Probably a taste similar to the goodies I make at Christmas with a pretzel, M&M, and a hershey kiss. Oh, I'm getting the munchies!
Pug hugs :)

Anonymous said...


I'm a new rug hooker, your rug is beautiful, thanks for mentioning that quilting patterns are so compatible with rug hooking, I had not thought of that, I'll look at quilting patterns differently now. I'll have to try the M & M's, I love them with popcorn..

Anonymous said...

Hi GAyle...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I entered you in my giveaway. Hey I just got back from the store had to try those M & M's, pretty darn good. Have you ever done any locker hooking? I was checking into that today, looks interesting, great way to use up scrap fabric. Just ordered rug punch needles from Amy Oxford too, anxious to do that. Thanks again for visiting.


Kim said...

Beautiful rug. That background really works! It makes the motif very striking. I tend to like the dark backgrounds.
Thanks for the tip on the M&M's - guess I will have to try them soon.

Lori said...

What a beautiful hooked rug!!!

The Wool Cupboard said...

Gayle ~ I LOVE, LOVE your new rug. Great design and colors! Can't wait to see it all finished.

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

That is beautiful and I so wish I could hook! I love the colors, the design, everything about this rug. It will be very nice when it's finished!