Monday, February 28, 2011

Sincerely Jane Update

My progress so far is a little slow but then I'm not doing a humongous rug like some of the others are in this challenge so figure I've plenty of time to hook the rest in the next year.  Yes, the next year. 

Since some of the challenge participants are doing full size quilt size rugs of 225 segments, it would definitely take a year to do.  I didn't want that kind of commitment but yet I knew that this was a challenge too interesting to refuse.  I think that JoAnne had a lot to do with that.  She is one positive, creative group gatherer.

I still do need to decide what kind of border I want before going any further.  Otherwise it will not only be difficult to draw because the hooking will distort the linen, but the border will ultimately have an effect (is it affect or effect??? hmmmm) on my rug.  So before I go any further I need to play with a couple ideas. 

But, that is no problem because I'm working on a Karen Kahle pattern Home Tweet Home and still have my Magdalena Eagle which needs to be bound.  Heck, I still haven't even prepared the backing of that one for binding yet.  Uh, not to mention that my house needs a completely good cleaning from wool dust ....sigh. 


  1. I look forward to following your progress on the Jane rug. I have been working on the quilt version for 3 to 4 years now. The interior blocks are done, now I'm working on the border blocks.

  2. Patti, Wow, that's a real committment for sure. I am sure you will be totally proud of it when it is done and you are on the home stretch now.

    Are you in the hooking challenge also?

  3. Saundra,
    I'm with you on not wanting to commit to a room-sized rug. In fact, I am not participating as I just can't get y head around doing geometerics. I have more than enough patterns to do that this one will be one I enjoy watching everyone else struggle with.



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