Wednesday, July 29, 2020

That’s It!

I’m amazed at how much difference the binding makes. So I’m finished. 24th  May 2015 until 29th July 2020. You won’t have to look at my incessant progress reports anymore!
220cm long x 112 cm wide.
Is binding the absolute worst part or what!
I’ve placed it forward f my last try out. Looks better but I think it will be for  my bedroom or front hallway, when we get one?
Thanks to my rug hooking friends comments too. Much appreciated!

Friday, July 24, 2020

I’m not going to think about it anymore. Just need to bind it up and bung it under the chaise. Not thinking... 
Like... yes, I know the colours don’t directly relate to the chaise, it’s a separate stand alone. Goes with the cushions. And I’m already imagining a swirling mass of Pompeii style gold octopus or frolicking deer and flowers picked out from the upholstery... hmm, sounding good... That would compliment the beautiful piece of furniture better. Sigh.
And if the background was a green grey, rather than duck egg... Or golds with a subtle sky at the top/back...
And let’s face it, a rug at least a metre longer and wider... which wouldn’t fit in the house by the way.

Monday, July 13, 2020

I Thought I’d Be Finished This Weekend! But...

Apart from the binding, I really thought I was nearly there... and I am, in the scheme of things. But laying it out shows I have a way to go.
So, to decide:
Do I like the oval shape? I guess I won’t know for sure until it’s in situ. Bit meh at the minute. Too... clean lined or something. Pukey?
Still not completely sold on the apricot either but same, situ will tell. I will change it if I don’t. None of this ‘Oh Well‘ business when you’re looking at it for evermore.
It’s a bigger! I could lay down and stretch my arms up in the air and still be on it just about. And I’m 5’7”.
I feel like the flowers along the sides work (like the green) to make a textured fabric (visually) rather than dominate. Hubby pointed out that I tend to use similar values together in patterns. I’m not sure if he thought it a good thing (as in, you hardly notice it). I hadn’t pondered it before but, wanting a large, neutral background, it can be a bit boring if you do it all the same, even if it’s mottled.
My friend Chris made a large rug, shown (badly) below, and you can see her excellent background. It’s subtle but very effective.

Anyhow, here I am. I think if I decide to make it a rectangle, I’ll do the corners in the same orange dots of the centre. Hmm, that sounds like a bit of a plan?