Since I have decided to keep the (dirty!!!) white and black cow (!!!), I will now go back to the motifs I have already done and add some lighter strips to them or around them to make a higher contrast between the lights and darks. 🙂
If you study Magdalena’s rugs, you will see her outlining in one or two colours around her motifs…and they really stand out in many of the rugs!
As you saw in the earlier photos, I did my motifs first with a low contrast with the background but I hadn’t made a final decision about that. After working more on the scrappy border on the right side, I decided that more contrast was needed in the center design. If you are new to rug hooking I hope you will not be afraid to go back and change something if you feel that it would look better a different way! (Even when doing a rug pattern that you love, you might find that the original rug design has a motif in it that you think would look better with a lighter or darker colour. You can do it your way! Or…if you want to do a pastel rug in bright circus colours…go for it..!) No rug police will come and get you!!! …lol…
For today’s post I have done more background, filled in the cow and done more scrappy border! I’m having a great time and I think Magdalena would approve. I’m using what I have and my scrap bins are emptying out. Hooray!!!
So here is Progress on Day 10! I still can’t believe how many hours it takes to hook that scrappy border…I think I spent about 4 hours on it today!!! Happy hooking! Sunnie 🙂