Some of my patterns

1 February 2013

Lucky Clover part 2

Tomorrow will be Day 8 of the TIAS.

Well I've been quietly working away at the Lucky Clover doily that I showed you here.

Now I thought it might be a bit overpowering in just the variegated thread so I decided to use plain for the chains.  The problem is - I hadn't got any plain thread of the same sort (Perfect Quilter) so I went and dived into my stash and came up with two threads that matched - one thinner than the other.  The thicker one is a quilting thread which I picked up in Ciincinnati many years ago.  The thinner one is a Coats and Clarkes polyester.  All I really know is that they work well together!!!

I'm really pleased with this but am now wondering what to use for the final round.  Time to put on the thinking cap OR send for brain cell 3 who seems to have been on vacation recently!!!

13 comments:

  1. Well this looks so nice so far! How about using the dark blue plain for the outer row...
    looking forward to your final version...
    hurrying up to finish Pimboli's "new Boat" in TIAS day 7 to close up:-)..started too late...
    Regards Gunhild

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  2. How big ids it,Jane? - Perfect Quilter is finer than size 80 isn't it? The colours are stunning, especially on the white background.

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  3. Sheeesh, Maureen, I've no idea - I'll look later!!!!!

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  4. I'm in the middle of doing this one too :) But my center isn't laying flat :( I haven't finished the 2nd round yet though. I wish I would have thought about doing the chains in a different color. Yours is so pretty.

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  5. Love those colors together! Very nice!

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  6. It's so pretty! I don't think I've tried tatting with polyester thread. I guess I should... there are so many pretty colors!

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  7. It is so very pretty!!

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  8. Very beautiful!!! :)

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  9. So pretty colors, matching with the pattern:)

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  10. Very pretty, a dark color in the outer round would set it off like a frame.

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  11. The colours are gorgeous Jane!

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  12. Very pretty!! Love it in colour! I have, as usually (when I try a bigger work), began with something else, but I´m going to do some stiches on my doily too....some day :)

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  13. This looks wonderful in these colors! I have the book (a classic!), and this doily will be a fantastic piece when finished!

    This publication (English version 1988) is a favorite of mine (one of the earliest(?)to use the 'modern' notation, and has the amazing 18th Century portaits of the exquisitely dressed women (one with an unbelievable hairdo!) proudly holding their knotting shuttles! How fantastic that they decided to sit for their portraits with those shuttles, preserving that history for us! I'm assuming that not too much is coming off those shuttles except some kind of straight-line 'knots' which were 'couched' in embroidery. It's still seems strange to me to produce something not very exciting, but apparently those shuttles were very important to those women!

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