Oh, man this was one satisfying project to wrap up. I started the rug during the Christmas holidays last year while on our road trip to Texas. You can read about it here. Now almost a year later this baby is done and it looks and feels awesome. The finished rug size is about 5′ x 6′.
When I started the project I had planned to go all grey, but then realized about two rows in that would be way too boring. So after a little fabric shopping I ended up picking up some green knit to add to the mix and then changed my mind again and decided to add one more color. That’s when the eggplant came into the picture. It was at that point I knew I needed to come up with a definite game plan and stick to it. I counted out the remaining rows and designed the pattern you see above.
At the time the colors didn’t really go with any particular room in the house, but by happy accident my daughter feel in love with green right around the time I started the rug. Up until then she had been a die hard everything must be Pink girl, but then fell in love with the Incredible Hulk (after watching the Avengers) and green became her go to color. When we moved into the new house I painted her room purple (a color she has always liked) just in case she went back to liking pink over green, it would work with either. Her curtains actually match the green in the rug and it fits perfectly in her small room, so I guess it was just meant to be.
Soooo many little strips of fabric went into making this rug, I don’t know if I can bring myself to do it again. Although I do find myself a little lost while laying in bed upstairs at night watching TV. I’ve had my rug for company so long my hands don’t know what to do in idle mode. It would be fun to come up with a more complicated design, so who knows where I’ll end up.