I am really enjoying this rug and I love the “pebbly-look” background that the plaid gives. I think it is really nice! 🙂
Since I am trying to use up woolworms and small wool pieces, I was concerned about having enough special blue for my flowers. I decided to use 2 rows of the blue for my flower outline and then find another blue to fill in. I am using a mix of yellows and oranges from small leftover wool pieces for the centers.
As I work on this, I am remembering seeing some pottery with a bright yellow or red background and this type of blue flower painted on it. I have also seen this type of background on frakturs, samplers and medieval book illustrations. I think I am almost always influenced by folk art of the past as I design a rug…even if it just comes out of my own head…!!!!!
I am also using a couple of blending wools for the outside background outline because I am not sure if I will have enough plaid to do the whole background. However, with blending wools on hand, I can always adjust… so I never worry about having enough background wool. If I am in a real bind, I can pull out the plaid around the motifs and outline the motifs with a blending wool Then it looks like I planned it that way…and I can complete the background with the plaid strips.! 🙂
I can’t use this rug for Heidi’s challenge because it is a couple of inches too long! 36 ” for one side is the limit. So I will think about another design if I want to do the challenge.
So here is Progress on Day 3…I’m having fun!!!!! Happy Hooking! Sunnie 🙂