Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Butterfly One

Progression of the middle butterfly... The first incarnation in yellow Cébélia size 30 had too much going on in the center -- lots of chains to get the thread back to where I wanted to go without cutting (not to mention the halves didn't match). The second incarnation moves the thread in a better way to get all around this butterfly in one pass. That seemed to work, so I tried in in Coats rainbow quilting thread. Then I had this brainstorm in thinking that I could do the whole thing using a chain to connect the bits and just join the chain at the end. That also works, but gives a totally different look to the center. I left the long threads on the last one so I can sew it on my Treasures from Trash bag. The others will probably go into a little pile of "dunno, I'll decide what to do with that some other time." I'm working on a new one now and have two others in the "ewww that's icky" stage. Still, its possible the patterns can be altered enough to be not icky.

4 comments:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Hee hee, sounds a little like what I go through when I design.
1. come up with a nice looking pattern.
2. re-tat it about 20 times until is can be tatted in the simplest way.
3. agonize over releasing the patten. Is it good enough? etc.
4. Share the pattern with the world.

This is lovely. Good on ya!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very pretty! I really like the way the rainbow quilting thread shows off the design!

Tattycat said...

I really like the metamorphosis of this butterfly. I hope I spelled that right! Both versions are very pretty.

Sewicked said...

2 suggestions for those 'dunno' pieces. Do you yourself quilt or know anyone who does? Add them. Do you yourself scrapbook, or know anyone who does? I send little bits to one of my cousins who uses them on her scrapbook pages. She says that they really add an extra element and makes her really popular at scrapbook exchanges.