Friday, June 15, 2018

Projects to Show

One good thing about being so slow to post is that I get to post several things at once. It makes a better show, or at least that's my story.

This is a design I love so much. It is a Barbra Brown design from years ago. I'm so happy with how it turned out. It's one of my favorites.

 You can't see her swirly tail but it's there. She was so much fun to make. I used a 9.5 cut on this adorable pillow design from Heavens to Betsy.
 Faye Shilling drew a stool pattern from a Maggie Bonanomi design. I call it my Love Shack. I think Maggie calls it Settlers Pride. It's finished I just don't have a picture of it. I have it on an Ikea stool.The original base pattern is from Cindy Gay.
 Debra and I decided to make up beginner kits for the Wild West Rug Hookers to have so that new beginners can get the tools they need to get started right away. I drew this 10x10 design. The kit has all the pre-cut wool, pattern which has already been sewn around the cutting line, rug tape, and instructions.
 This is my other kit. I'm really happy with how these kits turned out.
 This Ikea stool cover was designed by Faye Schilling. I was so much in love with Faye's that coppied hers as best I could.
There are birds on opposite sides. I think they are my favorite part.

I hope you enjoyed my little show. Please stop by Wild West Rug Hookers  to see what my awesome friends are working on and find out about the Old Faithful Rug Hooking Getaway!
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Monica Mathis said...

Hi there !
Just wanted to say I love your Ikea footstools, they look great ! I am currently working on one myself and am curious about how you did the finishing seams. It looks like Cindi left the edges unhooked and hooked them after sewing corners up. Yours look hooked all the way to edges before sewing. Did you have difficulty sewing together ?
Thank you for your help !

Sylvia said...

Hi Monica,
I finished them the way Cindi explains. Her way of sewing them together is wonderful.

If I wanted something to continue around the corner I left a long enough tail to hook it over after it was sewn together. I would then fill in the background. To bind, I used her method for binding with the fold to the front.

I learned so much from Cindi Gay when I started hooking just by reading her website. Now she has so many lessons she has recorded. She needs to go into the Rug Hooking Hall of Fame. Too bad there isn't one.