After re-reading some of your post and measuring I find the 9X7 is a decent size to work with.
If you go and re-read the guide lines for this swap it stated:
. *SIZE: A minimum of approx. 9” x 7” in any fashion or shape.
As I said before…PLEASE do not stress over this. I am hoping for this swap to be challenging, fun & making new friends.
I love all the photos of the rugs so far..Too bad I cannot have them all