Monday, December 5, 2011

Rag Rug Re-Do!!

So, I told you all that I was thinking about ripping apart the red/yellow/orange rag rug and stitching it back up to look more like the pink and purple one, right?  This week I did just that. 


Here's what it looked like before
I wasn't crazy about the way the colors kind of step-laddered.  So after a re-do, here's what it looks like now.
I like that all the colors are in their own rounds.  Oranges are all together, yellows are all together, and reds are all together.  
I'm still having some trouble with wrinkling/curling.  If I have time I may take the last round out to fix it, but the curling is very minor.  It might be something that bugs me enough to fix it, but it might be something I can live with.  I haven't decided yet.  Part of my problem, I think, is coming at the end of the rounds where it joins.  I haven't quite gotten the hang of it yet, so there's a little bit of ridge there.  I think I also need to work on my stitch tension.  Just some things to work on for the next one!!





7 comments:

Lesley said...

Striking image of this rug!! Love all the colors. Nice save.;)

Megan said...

what a gorgeous rug. I LOVE the colors!

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Dandelion and Daisy said...

From one dandelion to another....those are my favorite colors! Sweet little rug.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

It was great before but definitely amazing after! Thanks for linking!

Meg said...

Nice color scheme! Great job.

Marilyn said...

Nice color's.. I LOVE this.. : ))

Anonymous said...

Wow... what an improvement! The rug looks great! Where did you learn how to make it... an online tutorial?