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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Whale rug

This is an antique rug that I have been wanting to hook for a while and never seemed to find the time to hook it. As I've been spending a lot of time in the car lately traveling to hockey games I managed to hook it this past month.
I have an affinity for whales and just loved this antique rug depicting whaling. Somehow, I think those guys in that little boat with the small harpoon didn't stand a chance of catching this massive creature. That's my story anyways.
I still need to tweak the rug a bit and I'm thinking I may add a braided border to the edge. The second picture is of the antique rug. Thanks for stopping by, Maria
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13 comments:

adailydoseoffiber said...

You definitely should add a braided border! I really am pleased to know how to do them as I think they add a great design element. Your braiding buddy Debbie ;-D

WoolenSails said...

I really love your version and the colors you used. I have been wanting to make whales too, on my to do list.

Debbie

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

beautiful Maria ~ I lovwe whales too ~ your package shipped today!
thanks so much again and Merry Christmas to you!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Great rug Maria! You did a fabulous job reproducing the antique rug. In fact, I think I like yours better! I hope you offer it as a pattern. I think I would love to hook this one as well. Hugs, Lori

Maria said...

Thanks Lori! It was an easy rug to hook (except for those noodlely people in the boat!) It definitely will be/is a pattern. 20 x 29 inches just in case you were wondering, Maria

Maria said...

Lori B, Thanks for the kind words. I must confess, I am giving your Joy Fraktur to my SIL who has everything. It will be a huge sacrifice for me to part with it. Merry Christmas to you, Maria

Maria said...

Debbie, You need to hook a whale rug....I just love those creatures. Reminds me of seeing them in Alaska. Maria

Maria said...

Debbie (dose of fiber), Hey there braiding buddy! Looks like you have been having fun in the sun and quilting like crazy! I've been practicing braiding and it gets a little easier each time I do it. Have you done anymore braiding? This rug definitely would look awesome with a braid. I think that will be my news years project. Good to hear from you! Maria

Larkrise garden girl said...

I love it!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Maria ~
What a great rug!!!
Merry Christmas.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Maria said...

Thanks Lauren. Merry Christmas to you as well! Maria

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love it! Love the dark colors ~ and the movement in your sky!!! Merry Christmas, friend!!

Kris Miller said...

Wowza! It looks terrific, Maria. I must agree with the other comments that I like your version better than the original.