Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yay! It's Finished!

Well, the hooking part is finished - I still need to whip the edges. But I thought I'd share it with you anyway! I love the way this turned out!




Kinda hard to get a good picture of it because it's so long and skinny, so here are a couple of close ups so you can see details.






This is the first time I've used an 8-1/2 cut and I really enjoyed working with that size, but it seems SO much wider than an 8 cut! Now, I thought that the numbers used to describe the widths of the cuts were 1/32" increments, so a #8 cut was actually 8/32nds" or a 1/4", right? Well, I'm sure that an 8-1/2 cut is more than a 64th of an inch winder than an 8 - can anyone tell me if I'm right or wrong - or explain it to me? 


  
Edited to add: This rug was made from a free quilt pattern that I found on the internet. You can find it here http://www.ctpubblog.com/2010/03/17/bird-on-a-branch-table-runner/


11 comments:

Kaaren said...

It's gorgeous, Gayle. I just love the colors. Will it have a specific use?

Tarrah at The Pottery Shed said...

Awesome job! It's a beautiful piece Gayle!

Farm Girl said...

Very nice hooking, the rug is beautiful. Thank you for visiting, by the way I just started a account on Multiply. I live in Central California that is why it is so odd in August to have this kind of weather. It has been 12 years since we had snow in the valley. Maybe this year. It would never be as beautiful as Truckee is. :) The rain would be nice too.Your work is just beautiful.
Thank you for visiting. As soon as I figure out how to get my blog to Multiply I will. I am still learning my way around. I am a very, very new rug hooker. :)
Thanks for stopping by.
Kim

Jean said...

This is really nice, Gayle! Love your use of colors. What's it gonna be?

Diane said...

I thought I recognized that pattern-was going to ask you about it! It looks fabulous hooked. How long did it take you to do?

Stephanie said...

Gayle, I just love this. The colrs are wonderful and I was hoping to learn how to do this sometime. I have always wanted to learn but never knew how. Stephanie

Joanne said...

Really nice rug Gayle! Love it and the colors! love an 8.5 - isn't it funny how it does feel so much wider than an 8!

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Gayle, it is awesome! I love it!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh, Gayle,
I LOVE it. How long is it? I'm curious with the others ~ what are you going to do with it? Hang it in a long narrow space?
Now that you've tried an 8.5, you need to work your way up. I love a 9.5. It is amazing what a difference there is between one size to the next!
Hugs :)
Lauren

SUE said...

Your piece is wonderful - the background colors really add life. Thanks for sharing! SUE

Corinne Burke said...

Very Nice Gayle, that is quite a large rug.