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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rooflines and Rugs....

 As usual, I am fighting with this thing about where I want the photos and the text to be.  Maybe some day I will learn this system....So far, it's about 50/50.

It only took three trys of removing the photos and trying again. 

Oops! Make that four!

I got the trim around the front more to my liking, whilst the Terrible Two tried to make heads or tails of what fabric we are going to use for the rest of the curtains.

Still undecided.  Making something look miss matched, but still pleasing is harder that one would imagine.

So...While they were arguing, I started a rug to fit under the table. Plain green doesn't cut it in a Gypsy parlor.

This is an easy way to come up with a rug that looks complicated, but isn't.

I designed this little motif on #24 congress cloth(aka petite canvas). 

Not complicated so far, right?

Next, I decided on spacing.  I could line them up like little soldiers, but it is more pleasing to the eye to stagger them. 

So, I lined up the end diamonds with one another with the motifs alternating above and below.

I left five spaces between the sides of each diamond shape.

The tiny pencil mark gave me the center point, so that I could start the next diamond above in line with the first one.

At this point, I have not decided how long I want the rug, so I am just doing them a few at a time.

To establish colors, I first outlined the repeat with a contrasting color.  If you look closely, you will see that I filled in the part that I wanted to be green, lightly with pencil.

When it is finished, the rug will be the diamond motifs with a solid green background. 

Here you can see that I have worked out the color way. It is hard to see in the photo, but there are five colors in all...Very simple.
Light red, darker red, gold, gray and green background.

Up in the top left, I have started establishing where the border will start.  I have no idea, right now, what kind of boarder this will be.  Stay tuned to find out.

See you tomorrow.


Kathi said...

Looking closely at your stitching I realized that my top cross stitches cross left to right. I'm left-handed. Does that make me wrong? LOL

Love this rug design. Another good one Casey! :D

Caseymini said...

Kathi, it makes no difference in which direction the Xs cross,just as long as they all slant the same way. Go for it. The nice thing about this kind of pattern is, you can make the rug as small or large as you want it to be. It just depends on how many medallions you stitch.b

Lucille said...

Nice gypsy colours, Casey. I like that medallion pattern!

mcddiss said...

esa alfombra esta muy bien y creo que va a buen ritmo