Saturday, March 19, 2016
Rug Rats Are Us
Then I went outside to do some gardening. That was more fun. The sun is shining and the leaves are sprouting everywhere.
When I came back in, I started cleaning up some more minis.
This time it was some of the quarter inch boxes. I realized that I have never shown you the ones that I worked out that are stitched, but not on unseen canvas and with minute stitches.
This first one is the old attic in the trunk scene. It was the first one of the series that I did. The rugs were simply printed on muslin and turned under.
And it worked!
Next I did one for the bedroom box. Actually I did the rug for another room, but I liked it in the bedroom. So it stayed.
It was a bit more complicated. Center medallion, outer medallion, corner motifs and a border.
I simply started in the center with an elongated cross. Then I worked out from there.
I simply kept the outer center the same amount of stitches from the center motif all the way around. That took a bit of head scratching, but it worked.
I free handed one corner then flipped and rotated it to the other three corners. The last was the outer border. I just made sure that it touched the center of each side. Then I worked out a pattern that would fit.
Now you know the easy way to make a quarter inch rug, without doing a million stitches to finish it.
See you tomorrow.