Monday, December 1, 2008

Sampler rug


I've been waiting and waiting...

Way back in the year I started hooking 12 inch squares based on quilt blocks. These were for a swap and I thought it seemed like a really good idea. There were about 30 participants - the possibilities and combinations, endless. Well, that was then, as they say.

In the end, only 3 people actually submitted squares to swap. Since I submitted four blocks, I got two of my own back and two new ones and they're really nice. Opening the package on a rainy day and seeing the cheerful orange and golds, really perked up an otherwise gray day. I love the bear's paw pattern (I submitted one, too) and it's nice to get one back. If you look closely at the orange star, you'll see that it has some yellow-orange as well as dark orange...reminds me of candy corn.

Now I have the great fun - and challenge - of finding colors and other blocks to hook which will make this into a rug. That was my aim all along and I'm really looking forward to playing with my stash and looking up quilt blocks.

4 comments:

Paws on the Run said...

Well that is too bad! I'm glad the ones you did get were nice.

Stephanie V said...

Yeah...kind of disappointing for everyone involved, really.

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

It's a good combination of blocks to start. I like the bear claw as well, glad you got your green one back.

Stephanie V said...

Me, too...it was my favorite.

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