Here's a project that I have tucked in my closet for over 6 months~~~
I scored these really expensive highend 100% wool rug samples from my friend for CHEAP! She had bought a big pile of them from a cool local home store and shared them with me. I choose 9 of them keeping the colors complimentary and a nice mix of patterns. These measure 12 inches square and I laboriously handstitched them together on the back edges yesterday afternoon. I used a very strong upholstery thread with a wonderful large curved needle that was a real finger saver for this project. It took me about 3 hours to stitch it by hand. I just didn't think my sewing machine could handle the thickness, plus I wanted to control the connections. I stitched heavily to create a secure bind.
I love recycle. Look at this great rug idea.
I thought it would fun to create a border of some heavy fabric around the outer edges, but that will have to wait for another day. For now, it looks great as is. Most of all, I love the look of the various patterns.. funky.. Plus the amazing quality of the wool rugs makes this piece even more great at such a FABULOUS price! Ya gotta love a good score!
NOW I am happy to have checked off one of my long overdue projects of my list!