Thursday, August 8, 2013

Things I Did

I have finally finished hooking and binding and blocking my small wreath rug and I sure like the way it turned out.  The design was taken from a quilt book where each block was a different wreath. The background wool I used seems to get a lot of comments - even from those who don't hook. I used a thrift store skirt in a light color with a small plaid using tan & grey/blue threads.




I have gotten a good start on a Kim Diehl quilt pattern that I've wanted to make for a long time. The blocks are all finished and are ready to be sewn together now. I imagine that hand appliqueing the wool leaf shapes around the border will take me longer than the piecing did.

Just finished this book and really enjoyed it. This is the author's first published story so I'll have to keep an eye open for any more that she writes.


19 comments:

Raymond Homestead said...

I like the wreath pattern, turned out great. I still have yet to make anything, just can't seem to get in the mood for it.

Kindred Quilts said...

I can see why you are getting a lot of comments on the back ground wool. It's so perfect for this wreath design! Very nice! Looking forward to the Kim D quilt... I recognize some of those fabrics in your blocks... you have great taste!

audrey said...

Your little wreath rug is so pretty! Love the design and the colors. Your cut-out wool leaves are gorgeous too. Will be looking forward to seeing that project progress.:)

Me and My Stitches said...

LOVE your rug! Each time you show one, I feel such rug envy! Your background wool was a very good choice, sure beats wearing it as a skirt! I just downloaded that book to my Kindle - looking forward to reading it.

Amy McPheeters said...

I think I used to have that same skirt!

Sue SA said...

The rug is divine, just love the fact it is a quilt pattern! There is nothing better then a scrappy nine patch, so looking forward to more updates on this quilt.

woolwoman said...

Your wreath rug is really neat - I also like the backround and how fun to know it was "found" wool. I missed the previous post but loved seeing all the photos of the quilts you liked from the show. Glad you are keeping up with the Pam Buda BOM - Loved your hexie quilt too. Cheers Mel

Kyle said...

Your wreath rug is awesome and the skirt colors worked up perfectly. It gave some great blended colors.

jennifer768 said...

Beautiful hooked piece,the background is fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.Hugs,Jen

Darlene D said...

That looks like the pieces for one of Kim's quilts that's on my list as well! Can't wait to see yours finished!

Janet O. said...

Stunning little rug, Gayle! That skirt created beautiful texture for the background. Excellent work!
Can't wait to see the Kim. D. quilt come together. I really like her stuff and have one of her patterns on my short list right now.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Your Hooked Rug is lovely.
I especially like the different greens you used for the leaves.
It came together beautifully !
Thanks for the tip on the book.
Always looking for a good summer read.
Rose

Yvonne said...

Beautiful rug Gayle, love the colors you use. Don't you love to discover a new writer and can't wait for the next book to come out?

Jann Olson said...

Gayle, you do such an amazing job. I love the design and the colors. Your quilt is going to be wonderful also. I'm anxious to see the pattern with the leaves.
hugs,
Jann

deerhollow said...

Good girl for getting projects finished!! Love the rug!

Karen said...

I find it oh so interesting how the plaid works up in the background. I am still planning on trying rug hooking. There are just so many quilt projects in the way before that.

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Very pretty wreath. I love using old quilt patterns in rug hooking.

Unknown said...

Gayle, your rug looks awesome. I just love the colors and using a quilt block, what a great idea. You are amazing. Jeanette

Unknown said...

Gayle, your rug looks awesome. I just love the colors and using a quilt block, what a great idea. You are amazing. Jeanette