Wednesday, April 23, 2008

finished is better than perfect


I believe I read that statement concerning the making of a dear jane quilt, but I will also adapt that statement to making rag rugs. Originally, I was going to make the rug with vertical stripes, but then, through a series of not so exciting events, I settled for this. Completion. I think I like it.

Tutorial here.

26 comments:

sulu-design said...

Being the obsessive neat freak that I am, it took me a long time to learn to appreciate imperfections in all types of things: people, craft, you name it. I think, though, that your rug is beautiful, and the imperfect quality gives it quite a bit of character. The colors are great together, and I like the varied thickness of the stripes.

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

It's a perfect rug, very nice job!
And thank you for the good tut. Just found it and will start collecting T-shirts!

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

you are so creative!
I love the colours. Looks terrific on your floor :)

Marcia said...

Your home must be lovely, full of all kinds of handmade things. Your rug turned out real nice. Your hand must hurt some!

Katherine said...

How striking! I love the colours you choose to combine.

beki said...

That is one of my favorite phrases, I recite if often :) Your rug looks great!!

tami said...

The rug looks great. I agree finished is much better than perfect. After you are using it you never notice the imperfections anymore.

lera said...

It looks great, Amandajean. I love the colors.

country mouse said...

I like it!! Love the colors. I'm gonna have to learn how to crochet so I can make one!

Philigry said...

love it. those colors are perfect.

Shannon said...

Love these colors. Cant wait for to try this tutorial.

Suze said...

That looks nice. I am thinking I might have to make some of these after we move.

You make the nicest things.

Allison Fouse said...

You have no idea how awesome I think you are right now. My step mom made one of these YEARS ago, and I have been wanting to make one recently. I was thinking about asking her how to make it, but here is my queue! Thanks for sharing the pattern too, that's great!

Jacquie said...

I think it's great. Made of t-shirts, right? Such good reuse! You're an earth day girl!!!!

monica said...

lovely colours!!

Roxanne said...

Love it!! Thanks to you I have a huge pile of t-shirts sitting in my laundry waiting to become a rug. Someday!

cottagelover said...

lovely that you have the time to do this. I can't keep up with your crafting. It is inspiring.
I just posted my blog with my 2nd and 3rd quilts that you inspired to do.
http://quiltingforfunandmorefun.blogspot.com hope you come to visit and see what you got me started to do.

G'G'ma said...

Love the rag rug. Also love the the heading..Finished is better than perfect. I needed that the other night with the mess I made on a little quilt. Thanks!

Kristal said...

yay! Today is my lucky day! I stumbled upon your blog from the "Apronista" who's blog I found by googling "ruffled apron pattern". And this is by FAR my favorite quilting site! Love your stuff! Cute cute cute fabrics. I have to try your rasberry lemonade quilt with my cute scraps! K, now I've gotta go check out your past quilts!

Tine said...

It looks good, I like it :-)

It can be difficult to let go of the image of how you wanted it to look...I know....I have to that quite often ;-)

But finished IS better that perfect sometimes!

elizabeth said...

it looks fab. and I def think that there are times for perfect and there are times for done.

Belvie said...

Nice rug! I need some new ones in my kitchen and noticed you had a tutorial. I checked it out and since I do thread crochet....I know I can handle it. Thanks for sharing the info. Now, if I could just find the time!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm certainly experiencing the feeling of that statement as I work on my dear jane quilt.

Nice rug. Love the colors.

Molly said...

I totally like it. Funky, folksy, perfect.

Grammy Mac said...

Love your choice of colors! Your rug has tons of character.

Thanks for sharing so much with all of us.

Karen

Clair said...

I like the colors of your rug...maybe I should learn to make them too.