I have finally finished the rug I started in the Maggie Bonanomi workshop last fall - I'm really glad to have this done - I've been doing more quilting than rug hooking lately so it took me a long time for such a small rug.
Here you can see how well the red yarn turned out after I toned it down to match the red wool strips.
At our rug meeting there was some nice show & tell. Victoria finished her Maggie B rug also - - -
- - - and brought a small Americana mat that is nearly finished.
Coralee learned to hook rugs when she lived back east and fine hooking was all that she was familiar with - I believe this welcome rug she is making as a gift for her sister is done with a #6 cut. Since moving to Utah she's discovered primitive hooking and I think her next project will be done with wider cuts.
Tonia found some wooden letters at Hobby Lobby awhile ago and bought enough to spell the word W-O-O-L. She traced each letter and is hooking it - then attaching that to the front of the wooden letter and finishing the edge with a strip of wool. What a fun project! Front - - -
- - - and back.
I've also made some progress on a couple small quilts - my basket quilt is coming right along - - -
- - - and got my hexies sewn onto their backgrounds.
And have started piecing the alternate blocks too.
My quilt group had our monthly meeting on Wednesday evening and Janet brought this wonderful Robbing Peter to Pay Paul after seeing the one I shared last month - I like hers a LOT more than mine because it's scrappy - and those plaid homespuns and brushed cottons are SO soft.
Kathy made the cutest 3-layer cake for us to eat - once you cut a slice the polka dots were revealed - and we used polka dotted plates & napkins - a fun theme! She is the queen of entertaining and her attention to detail is unparalleled! (edited to add this link with instructions for making the cake)
I think this is the second hooked rug I ever made - I made it as a gift for Kathy so I snapped a picture of it while I was at her house. I think I've come a long way since then with my use of color but I sure was proud of it at the time.
I hope I have a productive week and will have more to show you in a few days.