It's finally finished. It weighs 11 pounds and measures 63 1/4 inches across. It took 18 days from start to finish. I've never made a rug this large before.
Here's the story. Our local historical society has an education program where they teach grade school children about their heritage. We live in a farming community, so the kids learn about farming and homesteading. In May they will start the new curriculum. This year's program is about clothing and textiles. This rug will be part of that program, where they will learn that when their clothing wears out, it still has some other use.
The rug is 100% cotton fabrics. About half the fabric was donated by the members of the society, and I donated the rest from my massive stash.
So, here's my rug. The first picture is the entire rug, in all it's glory.
Some in progress shots. About half way through:
My nimble knuckles:
With the tape measure across it.
And the best close-up I could get.
I'm hoping to present it at their Farm Festival on April 10.
Thanks for all of the encouragement from everybody. I couldn't have done it without my Craftster friends.