This is a perfect example of what not to do.
#1 - Have a plan in place before you begin. (All I knew for sure was I didn't like some things about this rug).
#2 - Work from the center out, not the other way around. (Um... the photo speaks for itself).
I'll explain myself--I worked the elements I was sure about first--it's not my fault they were all on the outside! I do know where I am going with this despite all visible signs to the contrary.