I've been presented with a challenge by Gail. She made a comment on the previous blog post and asked me a question for which I had no answer. Didn't know the answer because I've never done it before. Here is her question:
"Looking at the photos, I got to wondering (eek!)... Is it possible to somehow fasten small rugs together and make a larger rug? Similar to what people do making a sampler quilt with blocks of various sizes and add filler strips and blocks to make them all fit and work together. Or would the places where the rugs are joined not stand up to the wear and tear of being on the floor?"
So got to thinking about the small 8" square seasonal mat exchange I participated in with a group of Yahoo rug hookers in 2012. Actually it started in the Winter season of 2011 with the other seasons running into 2012.
That might well be my upcoming personal challenge. Here is the group of four mats I received in the exchange. And when putting things in seasonal order always fallback to my childhood show Howdy Doody and Princess Summerfall Winterspring. Thus the order of these mats.
Summer mat was designed and hooked by Debra Hinkle
Fall Maple Leaf designed and hooked by Gail Becker
Winter was hooked and designed by Marci Braun
Spring designed and hooked by Barbara with no last name