Westmoreland Ponies probably has only about 1 more hour of hooking left and then the binding. So decided it was time to get another project ready to go on my frame since there is still 2 months to go before a Cape May project is due.
Next on the frame is JACK, a free pattern insert from the September/October 1997 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine and designed by Barb Carroll. This is the cover of the issue.
There is only a single pumpkin pattern in the issue for the Jack, Jack, Jack design you see depicted in the centerfold below. While the article provides insight into color planning all three Jacks, I intend to hook just the one. Must admit tho that I do like the cat at the bottom left of the design.
This is what I drew on linen this morning. I enlarged the pattern by 250% which gives me a design measuring approximately 14 x 19, is a good size and should hook rather quickly.
When I draw a pattern for ME to hook I look thru the unused linen left over from pattern drawing to see what is doable. It makes no difference to me if it only has a 2" margin because I can sew on cotton fabric for that added foundation to go on my frame. Naturally when drawing a pattern to sell or for my clients there is more of a margin included. But hey, li'l ole me wants to utilize what I have..... waste not want not.
And since I won't make the border any bigger went ahead and did the prep work to make it easier when it comes time for binding it.
Have a great Sunday and thanks for dropping by.