Saturday, June 15, 2013

Blue Coaster which isn't blue :D

I truly love how this came out!!!  
I decided to experiment with the quilting thread and my size 40 Lizbeth.
I was thinking that if I used the quilting thread for the chains that the Lizbeth thread would make it thick enough to work well.  Nice thinking, but it didn't work out correctly since if I would use the Lizbeth for everything then it would all be doubled since you wrap it around itself then.  Well, that meant a little re-thinking.  So...I doubled the stitch count for the chains and it seems to have worked pretty well.  While tatting the 2nd round I thought it wasn't going to work cuz' it was warping the shape of the center, but I finished it and it cupped a bit, and I stretched it a little and it laid beautifully so I continued with the 3rd round and here it is.  I love it!!  It's about 3 1/2 inches across.  :)
Oh....the pattern is Blue Coaster from the Big Book of Tatting designs by Darlene Polachic.

10 comments:

Fox said...

Fantastic colours! Love the way it came out.
Fox : )

God's Kid said...

Thanks Fox!! :)

Cornelia said...

Das Garn ist sehr schön! Es gefällt mir gut.

Lieben Gruß Cornelia

God's Kid said...

Thank you so much Cornelia!! I am glad you like it!! :)

Jane McLellan said...

So fine, well done for manipulating the stitch count!

Margarets designer cards said...

Love the colour and well done for trying something different, looking forward to seeing it finished.
Margaret

Quayceetatter said...

Very pretty and bright!! Nice colors.

God's Kid said...

Thank you Jane!! :)
Thank you Magaret!! For me this is finished, in the book they have a small circle of material in the center, but I am thinking this pattern might work for suncatchers if I add beads for sparkle. :)
Thank you Quayceetatter!! :)

Carla said...

Very pretty. Nice colors!

God's Kid said...

Thank you Carla!! :)