Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Catching Up

Yesterday was my First Tuesday Rug Group - we met at Kim's house for the first time and enjoyed visiting and eating potato soup (in honor of St. Patrick's Day) while we worked.  There was some nice show & tell.

Jeanette brought this darling child's chair that she had painted to coordinate with the little mat she hooked for the seat. 

And she was working on a bird rug that is one of Sharon's designs.

Sandy has made progress on her rabbit rug - she named this bunny after a neighbor who is a generous gardener (Gerald?) - I like the different layers of brown that she hooked for the ground and the triangles on the sides.

Kim is also working on a small bird mat.

Victoria's half circle rug is coming right along.

Tonia brought two great rugs - this first one is totally finished with a crocheted edge and is a design called Three Hares. She got  the inspiration for it from an antique butter mold - but after doing some research she discovered that the Three Hares are a common folk art motif found in several different mediums and cultures - if you do a Google search for it you can find out more - interesting. The three rabbits share three ears in the center of the rug - and yet each of them look like they have two ears of their own - very clever. I love the polka dots in the background.

This rooster rug was also inspired by a butter mold - a fox playing the bagpipes while riding on a rooster - crazy fun!

I didn't bring a rug to work on, although I do have another finished row to show you.

Instead I was working on a hexagon quilt project that I'm making in conjunction with Pam Buda's Prairie Women's Sewing Circle class that I'm taking at my LQS - I think it's Journey 3. These are 1" hexagons and I'm making good progress - I always enjoy hexies because they're so portable.

I've made another project for this class - little 2" blocks set on point in rows. I'm hoping today I can choose the sashing and border fabrics for this and have it ready to take to class on Saturday.

I also have all my blocks made for the Temecula sew along - I need to add the sashing and borders to this one too. So much fun pulling from my collection of Civil War Repro fabrics.






23 comments:

audrey said...

So much progress! Love the colors and fabrics you're working with, especially with the hexies.:)

Janet O. said...

All the rug projects are wonderful, but I admit that the Three Hares rug seems outstanding!
Love your Pam Buda projects (I haven't been to Quilter's Haven for a couple of years! Yikes--how did that happen?). That little quilt with the on point blocks is so cute! Do you have a color in mind for sashing?
The Temecula blocks are beautiful. Are you using their setting?

Robin ~ Bird In The Hand Primitives ~ said...

I LOVE all of the rugs, my goodnes !! But I must admit, I was more than tickled to see the Gerald Bunny...lol
It is from one of my Freebie Designs...and what a super job !! that three Hares rug, is just perfection and I also love looking at old butter molds, cookie cutters, etc. for inspiration !Your quilt projects are wonderful, and how I'd love to learn to piece and quilt...maybe some day....
Robin

Sue said...

I love the hooked rugs your group is working on. So lovely! I really need to take a class and get started. I say that a lot. Time is always the issue with me. One day...

Love the hexies! Oh I so agree about their portability. Your other quilty projects are progressing so nicely. Great choice of fabrics!

Three Sheep Studio said...

Gayle...
Your hexies are lovely. Beautiful work.
There is a phenomenal aritcle in the magazine "Mary Janes Farm" on The Art of the Hexagon. You won't want to miss it. It is about a man who makes the most gorgeous quilts I have EVER seen using hexies. It is in the in the April - May issue.
Rose

Julia said...

Gayle, you are so productive, how do you find the time to do so much? I love seeing all the rugs your friends are working on. The rabbit one is very clever.

Thanks for sharing.
JB

Doniene said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!! Such beautiful projects all around!!

Blessings

jennifer768 said...

WOW!So much eye candy!The rugs are all wonderful but I love the three hares especially.Your hexie quilt is amazing.Thanks for sharing!Hugs,Jen

Mimi Sue said...

Temecula sew along? My daughter lives there. Love all the rugs. Mimi

Sue SA said...

The fox riding the chook while playing the bagpipes is so fun! I would love to know the story behind that picture! Love your sweet hexies.

Yvonne said...

Beautiful rugs you are all making. It looks like a lot of work. Love the fabric and colors of the quilts you are making.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful rugs...especially love the children's chair! And your projects are wonderful. The hexies are fabulous.

Lori said...

I love seeing all the rugs and my favorite this time is the 3 rabbits. Very cool design!!
Love seeing your wonderful quilt projects. The little blocks are 2"? Tiny and sew sweet!!

Raymond Homestead said...

Lots of beautiful work!

Margie said...

Lovely rugs...so much talent !!

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