Seriously, I want to jump for joy. My Rag Rug is done. I finished it tonight.
It took me -forever- and it really hurt my hands because of the tightness. And yes, it's kind of deformed. Some of the strips of fabric were a lot wider then others. Also, the bind-off didn't quite work right -- it's too tight. I'll have to find a stretchier bind-off for the next one.
Still, I figure not bad for a prototype. Definitely needs more practice, though. :)
I know I promised a pattern after I finished the prototype, but I'm going to hold off on posting a pattern until I start the second one. That way, I can give my hands a break, and I can take pictures as I go to make a photo-tutorial.