I have also just made this rug by sewing fabric samples together and backing them, quite pleased with a free rug!
Amazing. Reminded me of my childhood though, when I asked my dad if we could brighten up my bedroom, and he asked his friend, a decorator, to give us wallpaper sample books. We cut out the pieces and made a huge patchwork on the floor to match up colours and patterns- and then wallpapered the room. I was so proud of it.
Recently I met someone who lived in that apartment after we left- and I asked him which was his room. The one at the end, SW, with the 2 windows, he replied. Did it still have the patchwork wallpaper? The answer was yes. He had always wondered who and how this had been done.