Inspired by the C&T Blog

We love hearing about how our blog and our books inspire you. Recently, a reader wrote in to share her inspirational story. She was browsing all the free projects on our blog and came across the “Bird on a Branch Table Runner” by Piece O’ Cake Designs. The project is featured in the book Appliqué Outside the Lines by Becky Goldsmith & Linda Jenkins.

A while ago I stumbled upon one of your free projects. I come from a quilting background, but for the last 7-10 years I’ve been focusing more on rug hooking and I’ve discovered that a lot of quilt patterns are very compatible with rug hooking. I used your Bird on a Branch pattern to make a rug and it turned out so cute – thought you’d enjoy seeing it!
Thanks so much,
Gayle in UT
Here is the original Bird on a Branch finished project:

And here is Gayle’s rug hooked rendition:So cute Gayle! Thanks for sharing.

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7 Comments

  1. Posted October 9, 2010 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Love the idea of different people interpreting a design in different media. This is one of the best things about the blogosphere: people show things and those pictures get readers creative juices flowing. Awesome! Thanks.

  2. Lorinda Blodgett
    Posted October 9, 2010 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    Both projects are very nice, really beautiful! This is a timeless design that has so many possibilities in so many mediums. Gayle's rendition will last for many, many years and be a wonderful item to pass down for generations to come!

  3. Lorinda Blodgett
    Posted October 9, 2010 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    Both projects are very nice, really beautiful! This is a timeless design that has so many possibilities in so many mediums. Gayle's rendition will last for many, many years and be a wonderful item to pass down for generations to

  4. Posted October 7, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Gayle, I love your interpretation of the design.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

  5. Posted October 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    I know Gayle from the rug hooking group and there are a lot of patterns in quilt books that work for both and it is fun to have pieces that you can make to match.

    Debbie

  6. Posted October 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    I love the Bird on the Branch design. Fun to see how this design was adapted for a hooked rug. Beautiful.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  7. Posted October 7, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    wow fantastic

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