9 May 2008

Butterfly edging

Today I'm showing you an edging and sharing a message that Jane McLellan sent me. She's used one of the simple SCMR butterflies for this project. Anyway, here's what she says.

I thought you might like to see this edging, done with your SCMR butterflies. The thought process goes like this: on the 25 motif challenge, I saw a bookmark with butterflies and flowers. Lovely. Then I thought how I turned your flowery book mark into an edging. Could I turn that one into an edging? How about just butterflies? Didn't take too very long to work out that they would have to face different ways to get a straight edging! Voila. I think it worked well. I've also successfully used your squares to make 'corner decorations' for a teashower, rainbow dyed cotton in the middle and yellow round the edges.

4 comments:

Tatting N Craftin RainbowRose said...

Very pretty Jane! That looks a pretty similar to something I did for a bookmark in the 'Round Robin' Where I used a butterfly edging pattern by Rebecca Jones only I changed the pattern so that the butterflies alternated like this one to lay straight for a bookmark. It was really simple too, especially for those who don't know how to use the SCMR technique yet.

Thanks for sharing such a pretty edging!

TattingChic said...

Cute little butterfly edging. I have a butterfly and flower-vine insertion that I need to figure out how to write it down. That is the hard part for me. I really admire you design charting skills, Jane. I wish I had them...lol

Jane Eborall said...

Hi tattingchic. If you want any help with writing patterns or doing drawings please email me on lovetotat at gmail.com and I'll do my best to give you a hand.
Jane

Tattycat said...

This edging is lovely. I might have to try it!

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