I’ve been working on the Giant Rice Stitch motif. One side of the rug is completed and the other side will be completed on Monday. I wanted to do something different between the motifs instead of Slanted Gobelin. So I made long straight stitches and tied them down with a large cross stitch. I really like the way it looks.
Speaking of the center – I would like your opinion on something. There will be some of the spring colors in the center, but not a lot. It will mostly be shades of teal. I had originally planned on stitching the background for the center in the darkest color, but now I think that would be too dark for the overall look. Do you think the medium teal would be better? That’s the darker of the two background colors in the rice stitch motif row. I think that would look better. I can use the darkest teal in the motifs so they will stand out. Let me know what you think. And thank you for the input.
Tomorrow is Patchwork Quilt Rug time and I hope to finish most of the borders on the right side of the completed square. Can’t wait!