My son Shane with his new chapeau. I love that he inherited his father's head shape to sit a hat on. I love to see my boy looking snappy. He spent the day in front of a steaming stove abrashing the standards for the racks and inventing new colours to tantalize. Great job!
He's been coming up with new formulas for spots as well. Two brighter colours to add to the collection plus two more antique ones. I really love the tone on tone spots as they give you a mottled look even though it's one colour.
Sue hooked her version to match her decor but she also changed up the colour placement to make a pattern within the pattern......this design actually has endless possibilities...let me count the ways! Her outside border is made up of the various colours used in the center of the rug giving it a striped appeal. She also used plaids for a textured interest.
Beverly's design is much simpler in that she only used two colours for the interior design with rust as the accent. A totally different look from the other two and I must say, it might be my favorite of the three. The colour choices blend beautifully and were all done in "as is" plaids raided from sister Sue Cunningham's stash. Get a padlock Sue!
This was Beverly's first experience with wavy and squiggly lines and she mastered it beautifully. My comment was that it looked machine made, perfectly flat like a pancake! Talent runs deep in this family and I look forward to following her progress with future rugs. She did say this kind of repeat pattern can be a bit monotonous but she plugged away, off and on, and completed the project in two months. This was also her first time using linen and decided it is much softer on the hands than burlap. Being that this pattern has little in the way of intricate design she was able to work in a #6 cut for faster progress.
Courtyard is 35" x 50 1/2" and can be found on my signature design page.
Tuesday's Contest - Guess the number and win the pattern.....good luck all!Bottoms Up! 20" x 11"