Thursday, October 21, 2010

12 Triangles makes a star....so far :)

I kept working on this last night and got this far.

Then today I did this.... 12 small triangles makes a star. :)
And in Heather's Harvest Time it's an autumn star. :)


Hoping there is enough thread to keep it growing. It's about 3 inches from top point to bottom point.

14 comments:

Decoromana said...

This is awsome -I love colours and pattern!!

Jane Eborall said...

Yummier by the triangle. The thread is gorgeous.

hattalahutta said...

Cool! And such lovely colors :)

TypsTatting said...

That is really lovely and the colour is so stunning!

Eliz (tatknot) said...

Looking good!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Yesterday I saw a shuttle shape... and now a star! It's beautiful, and I love the colors!

Suztats said...

This is so nice! I love it.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

WOW! I clicked on your first post about this interpretation of an antique pattern, and you've already come this far!

I think it's fabulous how a small triangle can grow and become this intricate design!

Is it tricky to do the joins? Looking at the star by itself, I never would have guessed it was formed with small triangles!

Heather's thread is gorgeous as well! I'm curious how large this can get, and if you'll have enough thread!

I continue to be amazed at how variegated threads can bring antique patterns to life. Great idea and great job!

God's Kid said...

Thank you to everyone for all the comments and encouragement!
Kathy, the joins are easy! Each small triangle is made up of 3 "large" rings and 3 small rings. The large rings are joined to the small rings and they have 1 picot at the top center and those are the ones I use to join each triangle. The pattern tats one small ring with 2 picots and then a large ring joining to the small ring and then more stitches and then I join it to the motif. Here is where you can find the original pattern and see that they leave open spaces and do a uniform pattern: http://www.antiquepatterns.dreamhosters.com/DMCTat.pdf
It's page 36 according to the book, but my computer says page 37 and the picture is on the next page.
I don't have much more of this thread so I am just going to do what I can for now.
I like the pattern cuz' it's quick easy and for some reason I don't mind doing tons of it(yet). :D
I have other things in mind with this pattern for later than I want to do now that I am seeing lots of potential using the triangle shape.
Have a great weekend everyone!!! :)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Me again! Thanks for the response and the details! I'll definitely check out the pattern - thanks for the link and exact locaton! The triangle shape deinitely has some possiblities!

Hope you also have a nice weekend!

Fox said...

This is absolutely brilliant! Nice work!
Fox : )

Bente Simone said...

Absolutely beautiful. It ain't to hard making either. amazing effect with the multi colored thread too.

muskaan said...

What an absolutely beautiful star, Sue !
Kathy directed me to these experiments with little triangles, including her own, & I am truly blown over !

God's Kid said...

Thank you muskaan!! :) I have actually wanted to play more with these triangles, but haven't had the time.