Taking one final critical look before I steam and bind this rug. I've tweaked a few colors but still looks too bright for my primitive palate. Maybe I need to stick to my passion of antique adaptations.
It is a design by Margaret Shaw called Stacked Birds. After finding a photo from a Cape May rug show from 2008 and saw someone else's version I decided to hook it this year. Here is my unintended BRIGHT version.
Below is the soft beauty I desired and took a copy of it to class. Did I take too bright colors of wool to class which gave off the wrong vibe?
Full disclosure.....when I emailed Margaret Shaw about this design, sent her the above photo she said it was her design but didn't have the original line drawing but would draw the pattern. Therefore, the pattern I hooked is somewhat different than the rug from 2008. So think that answers the question Julia posted in the comments and for others out there wondering.
Could the original photo of the 2008 rug have been a poor photo and mine today is more crisp? Am not sure. Don't know where it will fit in my house with antiques but one thing for sure is that my DIL will love it. And if not I'll try to sell it.