Thursday, April 8, 2010
The Quilt Rugs
My grandma learned to quilt in her 80's (she lived to 103) and she loved the fabric piecing. I haven't tried piecing, but sewing is really not my thing. It's a means to an end for me. Sewing allows me to line purses and make pillows and create scarves. Quilting is too much sewing, I think. But I want the look of quilting. So, back when I first started rug hooking (2005-6) I thought it would be cool to take a single quilt block pattern, blow it up, and make a rug out of it. These four rugs are my first attempts at this. The designs came from a wonderful book called 849 Traditional Patchwork Patterns by Susan Winter Mills. Wow. 849 different patterns. I think I might be making these rugs for a long, long time.