Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Rug Progress

I worked on my rug some more and got the bird and my hand done the other day and tonight I worked on the other horse. I got an idea for a new project to make as a gift, so I cannot show you that now;) It is hard to believe it takes hours to get what seems, so little, but it adds up and it will be finished in no time, lol. I was planning on going with a black background, but thinking along the lines of a light prim green instead, so we shall see.

I took a close up of the bird and the wool that I used in it. I thought you might like to see how this wool works up. It is fun to use multi-colored plaids in a project like this, it gives you variation with one wool. I think the hand will look better when it gets some background around it, but the lettering seems too large. I always wait until I put in the background before I change things, sometimes they look better when it is all put together and if not, then I can change them.

I also started a new project today, a crazy type quilt with cat and dog appliques, so I will show you that when I get working on them. I like to cut out and make my own little kits for projects, so I always have something to work on. I work by mood, so sometimes I take a hooking break and sew or punch. It is nice to have a project ready, so I don't have to think or get something ready when I just want to work on it.


antique quilter said...

Looks great, once we retire this is what I want to learn how to do.
I also either applique , sew on the machine or even a little knitting when the mood hits!
thanks for sharing your wip, loved seeing the wool you used
interesting it changes to that blue when in the wool you can see black!

WoolenSails said...

I started out with quilting and making my own designs in applique and then got into rug hooking. I love doing both and using my designs for those two mediums and punch needle.

Colors look so different when hooked then in the wool. The background color will make a difference too. The outer wools can make the hues in the motifs look different, depending on what colors you use. I always try a few rows of the colors I want to use and see how they look from a distance, before I decide.


Jacque. said...

Gosh, that's looking really good, Debbie! You rock! Always great to see what you're working on.

Anonymous said...

You have made a lot of progress already! I like your idea of a prim but lighter backgeround as it might be a beautiful contrast to your horses. Do you usually hook the motif's and then decide on the background? I like how it's coming along and your color choices.
Happy New Year!

JoJo said...

Debbie, I LOVE that bird. This is something I'm still learning....that the pattern of a wool totally changes the look once it's hooked up.

Wishing you a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year,

WoolenSails said...

I start with an idea for a background. I wanted black, then I could overdye any color I have in stock, including the uglies. Will have to see how I feel when I am done. Since I will hooking in sections and using multiple wools in background, I will do it last, so i can use each in an all over pattern to blend in. Sometimes I work in blobs of color, but I don't want to compete with the motifs and I may add some little designs, later on.


primitivebettys said...

I have... or had... some of that wool. It does hook up very nice. Love the start you have on your runner. Can't wait to see it finished!