Sunday, September 23, 2012

While I’ve been trying to figure out…

…how the heck Blogger’s new interface works, I made a rug!

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It is made of two 100 ft. lengths of cotton clothesline wrapped with 3/4” strips of various batik fabrics.  
I wish I had started my center with a longer width of clothesline rather than the two 2” I did use. 
But I learned a lot and considering this was my first rug, I’m very happy with the end result. 


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The squiggle section was a moment of inspiration that took a few minutes to figure 
out how to arrange it and make it stay.  I really like the look of it!


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And just for grins and giggles here is my model Frank displaying the rug.


Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

20 comments:

Darlene said...

Fabulous rug - very, very pretty.

Angie said...

Love love love your rug!!!

luv2quilt2 said...

I love the rug. It makes me want to try to do one!

Regina said...

Love it - would love to see a "tutorial" on how you did that squiggle - it adds so much to your rug! (as does Frank!)

MARCIE said...

Awesome rug! Very clever squiggle!

Carrie P. said...

WOW! that is fabulous!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I hate the new phase, too - better? upgrade? sorry but it is junk. Love the way you used your time though, tee, hee - the rug is just outstanding!

Deb said...

Tutorial, pretty please?

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow - that is really cool! You did a fabulous job of picking bright and beautiful fabrics to make it sing :*) No matter Frank decided to rest there a while and model it for you! It sure does make him look good =^..^=

Kindred Quilts said...

Batiks never looked so beautiful! Very nice! Obviously, Frank loves it too!

Yvette said...

Now that is awesome!

quiltmom said...

It is a fabulous rug and a wonderful cat. Frank obviously approves. Thanks for sharing- I love how you created the beautiful squiggles.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Kaaren said...

How cool is that!!!

Awesome rug and colors...and your model? Precious!

Quilter Kathy said...

It is fabulous...I just love it! The colours and the design are awesome! I don't think I'd let anyone stand on it...I'd frame it!!

Jeanne said...

The contrast between Frank and your rug is awesome. It shows off the best of both of them. Nice work.

Julianne said...

Its a beautiful rug! Nice job...Frank sure is a handsome devil!

Ellen in Oregon said...

Frank has exceptional taste. He corrdinates wonderfully with the colors in your rug. I have never seen anything like your awesome squiggle. The rug really is a work of art and would look great hung on the wall too. Just love it!

Lise said...

I love your rug! My quiltgroup is going to make bowls this way in november. You inspired me to make a rug too!

Kelly said...

Love it! Was there a tutorial you used by any chance?

Karen s said...

So need a tutorial. How did you get the fabric to stay on the string? What technique did you use to make the coils stay together? How did you make the wavy line? I need to know! I love your rug. It is so pretty....makes me want to do one NOW!