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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Rugged Sunday....

OK.  I have settled on the boarders for the Gypsy rug.

Starting at the center of each side and working towards the corners, I did a five row zig-zag in gold.  Then going towards the center I did lines of light red, dark red and blue.

Going away from the center I did the reverse.  blue, dark red and light red.

I decided that the outer border should be more geometric.  I started at the corner and worked out from there.  The stripes are 10 stitches long.

To work the pattern out, I threaded a needle with each color.  It is easier to just pick up a needle and keep the rest out of the way than it is to re thread the needle every time I need to change colors.

I went with gray that meets the corner of the other boarder.  I worked that out to the edge in both directions.Then I did two rows of blue beside it.  Next, one row of gold.  then one row or light red and one for dark red.

Not to confuse you, but working from the gray row, up one side of the rug and across the bottom, I am doing a six row pattern...Gray. Dark red. Light red.  Gold.  Two rows of blue.  Then back to gray and repeat those rows until I get to the center point.  Then I will reverse the order.  That way, all of the corners will match.

I am going back now and cross stitch my little fingers to the bone.  I want this done.  I am liking it.

See you tomorrow.


Lucille said...

It's gorgeous, Casey. I can't wait to see it all finished!

Kathi said...

I'm liking it too Casey! It's beautiful!

hopeful said...

It's so beautiful! I really love it. I can hardly wait to see the finished product. BTW - I hope your sinuses have cleared up and you're feeling better. I hate sinus headaches - they can be really debilitating. - Marilyn

Troy said...

It looks great. I like the colors and the patterns.

Minteriors said...

Liking it??? You should be thrilled out of your knitted socks over this one! The rug is extraordinary, Casey. The color combinations are stunning, and the patterns developed here are utterly amazing. Your love of art and education have definitely served you well. You may not believe this, but I can almost hear gypsy music being "channeled" through this rug by just gazing upon at it! Mesmerizing.