A friend sent me a picture on facebook of a rug.
It was a cute rug she saw at a newborn photography class.
I took on the challenge of recreating that rug. I was a bit surprised to not find anything like it online. I did finally find a variation of prairie points to use when folding and ironing.
I did a lot of folding and ironing. I took 4 inch squares folded them in half and then folded the sides overlapping to create more of an acute angle to the triangle.
I started with a 30 inch circle made from some denim and just started sewing them on...around and around.
I was amazed at how many times I had to stop and find more squares of fabric! You can't tell either, but I would do 2 rows of brighter, darker colored triangles and then a row of lighter colored triangles. Around and around and around I went.
The picture she had showed about a 5 or 6 inch circle of one color in the center. I tried that and quilted it down, but it didn't look right. First it was just a tad off center and second it was just so flat with all of the triangles around it.
I just love the shaggy feel :) This project did wonders for my small scrap fabric bin!
The cat enjoyed its short time on the ottoman.
With triangles added it measured 32 inches in diameter from point to point.
As I was sewing this I imagined many options you could do with different colors. I do think next time I would used slightly larger triangles.
Hehe, the bottom us even kind of fun!