Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Starting Another Rug

I'm starting a new mostly unplanned rug
if you'd like to hook a long with me
these rugs from Pinterest
are all border ideas
you are in no way limited to these borders...

my rug will be large 
because that's the piece of linen I want to use up
from my 
"I'm never going to hook this pattern" stash

I'll use as many of the worms from my stash as possible
I'll cut more as needed
I've chosen a color palette
as in...no orange 

my "plan" is for a flag rug
with a busy border
I'll be doing an American flag
you can choose your own

I like asymmetrical rugs
so my borders will all be different
see where I'm going?
loose plans

if this rug inspired me 
I'd just replace the elephant with a flag
maybe stay neutral
maybe use color

a couple more no brainers
replace basket or dog with a flag 

I'd put pennies in the corners 

very simple

 these two are my biggest inspirations...
both color and design


so that's how I start planning an unplanned rug

I'm beginning in the left upper corner
will share photos as I go

other ideas will be shared in 
The Out of Hand Rug Hooker group on FB


Saundra said...

So....planning and un-planned rug, lol. Am looking forward to your progress and bet it will be wonderful as all your rugs are.

HomeSpunPrims said...

It sounds like fun but I've already got plans to hook a big one with Pam. We are going to do Linda Brannock's Big Log House from Wooly Woolens and it's huge! I'll enjoy watching the progress of your rug tho. And anyone else that desires to do it along with you if they show them. These antique rugs are great inspiration! Lori

Cathy G. said...

Oh Kelley! How I wish I could hop on board and "plan and unplanned rug" with you!!!! I shouldn't even be on the computer with all the things I have piled up here! But you have really inspired me!! I can't wait to see what you girls will come up with!! I may come on board.... If I get my butt going and get some things done here! Have humongous fun!!! Cathy G

Jacqueline said...

I will enjoy watching your progress.

WoolenSails said...

That sounds fun, looking at the dog with the triangles, makes me think nautical and a nice idea of a bench rug for the summer.


Rugs and Pugs said...

Sounds like fun, Kelley, but with 3 rugs in progress I hate to start yet another.
But it's a great idea :)

basketnut said...

This sounds like a whole lot of fun as I especially love the flag theme! But...I think I will be doing allot of watching first, then jump onboard, I have never (EVER) done a unplanned anything, I wouldn't know where to even begin!?!?! I have been itching to put away the quilting & hook something patriotic!!!