Sunday, June 26, 2016

Beat the Heat 2016

Colored Block Hooked Rug
From the book, Comfort Zone
by Maggie Bonanomi

Beat the Heat 2016 is just around the corner--July 16.  Instead of doing what I usually do waiting until the last minute I decided to get proactive and choose my project instead of waiting until the night before the event to start planning it.

I have all these left over worms from previous projects and wanted to use them up.  Words from Grandmother waste not, want not.  I also have re purposed wool from Goodwill.

Maggie Bonanomi is one of my favorite designers--love her primitive style and she never fails to give me inspiration.

Maggie did not disappoint and I found this rug in her book, Comfort Zone.  Ahhh, primitive and a way to use up my left over worms and re purposed wool.

I located my sharpie, tried as best I could to draw the 6" squares on the straight of the linen fabric.

The rug reminded me of one of the quilts I saw at the Paducah Quilt Show in April.

And this rug from the March Madness Hooking event in Franklin.

Now to locate my hook and pull some loops.


  1. Looking forward to seeing your progress. Nothing better than using up those worms. But boy they sure do multiply fast.

  2. I will have to get Maggie's book. Love the projects. Keep us posted on your progress. Janice

  3. Oh this looks like fun! I always envy rug hookers. I don't think I could do it. I need the structure of knowing exactly what to do. Rug hooking allows too much freedom. lol!

  4. What a cool design! I don't do rug hooking, but I do see some really exciting pieces coming out these days. I guess there is a resurgence of interest in this craft (or else I just crawled out from under a "rug" ;-)

  5. I envy you going to a hooking event. Doing a Maggie rug with leftovers sounds great! Like your plans so far. Hope you have a great time and a swift week and a good holiday upcoming - Mel

  6. This looks like a great project for your "worms". Looking forward to seeing your progress. : )

  7. Such a great project you've chosen! I hope you have a great time at your Beat the Heat session. I look forward to seeing your rug hooking in progress.

  8. What a wonderful word to describe your leftover wool strips-worms. Yours are much more civilized than the ones in my garden. 😊

  9. Oh my gosh that rug is beautiful.


  10. Wow, this is beautiful! What a lovely idea, thanks for sharing!:)

  11. A great project. Love the colors in the rug

  12. Nice start on your new project!