Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hooking, hooking, hooking and more hooking

I've been on a hooking roll lately finishing 4 rugs in the last two weeks. I talk about finishing rugs all the time but have actually been proactive this time and it feels good to complete these four. 
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The first rug, Tyler Eagle, was designed from an antique Texas flag and it has become one of the most favorite rugs I have ever hooked. The simplicity of the colors, red, white and blue, combined with the eagle and star motifs, create a stunning rug.            
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The next rug I completed is what I have dubbed a mini-Magdalena. I say Mini-Magdalena because it is 1/2 the size of the original. Even though this rug was much smaller than the original, it was still pretty easy to hook replicating the original. I'm a huge fan of Magdalena Briner rugs and love this rug.
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My Mini- Magdalena and this next rug were hooked in part to attempt to put a dent in my worms (which didn't come close to doing) combined motifs from two antique rugs for this rug. That little dog makes me smile. I was tempted to hook stars in the each of the circles but opted to kept the rug simple. 
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Finally, this last rug is also patterned after an antique rug. I added to the pattern by adding the triangle border which I hooked on the fly with no rhyme of reason. With the rug on my frame, I drew the triangles and hooked until I had to move the rug and drew some more triangles. To say that these triangles are perfectly symmetrical is an understatement. They are wonky and I am embracing their wonkiness!  
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For those of you interested , the Tyler Eagle pattern is $60, the mini-Magdalena is $28 and the dog and circles pattern is $30. 
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As you may have noticed, I haven't been real good about updating my blog; however, I do post pretty regularly to my Facebook page. You view it by clicking on my Facebook badge located on the top right of this page. Thanks for stopping by, Maria
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Rugs and Pugs said...

I love all your finishes, especially that eagle!!!
Hugs :)

Kate said...

Maria, what size is the dog and circles rug? Love it!

Maria said...

Kathleen, the size is 7 x 22.

HomeSpunPrims said...

I love all of your new rugs Maria! Such a great post. Thanks for showing us. Lori

Jo said...

Love your Tyler Rug, it is stunning! What is the size of it?

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Embrace your 'inner wonkiness'!!!! Love all the rugs! You're on a roll!

Maria said...

Hi Jo,
Tyler eagle is 24 x 30. Maria

Saundra said...

The Tyler Eagle is wonderful! Of course I admire all the rugs you hook and also plan to hook the stacked Magdalena animals in a smaller size one day myself. Too many rugs but MUCH MORE WOOL to do them in. Better get cracking here to use it up and stop buying wool.

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