Monday, March 29, 2010

Finished Birds Hooked Rug

I finished my rug tonight and now I wish I had kept going on the border.
I had more room to fit it on the bench and that would have given me plain space to put objects on, without covering the birds.
But, it is smaller than I wanted, so I need to find a new place for it.
At the moment, my dog is sick, so nothing is going on the floor. I have a few outside in the rain and a few that got hand washed.
I think this one will make a nice wall hanging and being long and thinner, it will give contrast to other shapes on the wall.

Here is the wool that I used for the border. I only took the dark brown parts to use around the edge and a few of the lighter ones.
I can always use the lighter colors in another rug.



And here is the wool yarn that I used for the edge. I like how it varied and matched the border.



And here is the rug. Not the best photo, but you can get the idea of how it all looks together. It really has nice rich hues in it, so good for a light or dark area. I did a quick steam press, so it still needs a better ironing to relax the edges. The rug pattern is by Maria, of Star Rug Company.

22 comments:

patijane said...

Debbie, Your rug turned out beautiful!! I really like the birds and your choice of colors. The border and binding colors really set it off. Great job!!!1

paulette said...

OMG, Debbie it is absolutely stunning!! Gorgeous!! Love the colours and the birds are lovely!! Well done!
Paulette

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Oh your rug is a beauty. Love the wool yarn you used to bind it with it really adds to the rug!

brenda said...

Beautiful! I love the wool for your border :)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

as ususal you did a wonderful job..do you cut up the wool to use in these rugs..I am intrigued but not sure how you do these rugs...they are fab-u-lous!!!

moosecraft said...

Your rug is stunning, Debbie! Beautiful rich colors! Love that yarn you used for whipping too! Great piece!

basketsnprims said...

It's beautiful & I love the colors.
Pam

Ann said...

Just Beautiful! The colors work so well together and I like the long horizontal lines of the piece. Can't wait to see where you hang it up. ~Ann

Ann said...

Just Beautiful! The colors work so well together and I like the long horizontal lines of the piece. Can't wait to see where you hang it up. ~Ann

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Great job Debbie! Looks wonderful. Great color plan. Thanks for showing what wools you used.It's so nice to see how they hooked up.
Hope your dog feels better.

Deb said...

Your rug looks fantastic! I think the rug for the border was the perfect choice! Congratulations!!

Carrie P. said...

It is simply beautiful. Great job.

Lori said...

Your rug is so pretty!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Debbie ~
That was fast! I can't believe you are done already and even have it bound. It looks fantastic.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

kelley said...

love the rug Debbie...great birds!

Lori said...

Debbie~
Wow, you got your rug done fast! I love how it came out!! The wools you used are just perfect.

Aunt Polly's Attic said...

Love your new rug, Deb! The colors are really, REALLY nice!

Teresa

Boggy Creek Primitives said...

BEAUTIFUL Debbie!!! You are one fast hooker too :-) And where did you get that wool yarn? I love it. So sorry to ready your dog is sick ~ hope he gets better soon.

appleberrycottage said...

I love the colors in the rug ~ it really makes the blue bird stand out!
Laura

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

That's a gorgeous little rug!! Your colors are perfect!!!

ihook2 said...

Wow, Debbie...you can really get things done fast. Great Job!!
Pam

Susan Brubaker Knapp said...

Just beautiful, Debbie.