Monday, August 15, 2011

Blue Diamond

Look closely -- squint if you need to.  Yup, this is the same pattern as the Pink Diamond Bookmark -- it just has a couple of small modifications so it will lay flat when fastened together.   It's also entered in the doily category.  It's made with two colors of blue Lizbeth size 20 thread and a bunch of little blue and white shirt buttons.  I made this one -- again -- thinking it would fit in the Fair theme.  But they didn't care because -- again -- it's NOT a quilt block.  It still got a first place blue ribbon, though, so I don't suppose they cared that it wasn't a quilt.  This was as big as I had time to make it before the fair entry day.  I'm thinking about adding to it for entering in the State Fair -- but that depends on how lazy I am.  I did manage to get a scan of this one before I entered it, but didn't take down its vital statistics.  The best I can say is it's about the size of my hand.  Of course, if you've not seen my hands, that's not going to help much, is it?

I just measured it.  It's 6 inches across (about 15.5 cm) at it's widest point.  I'm going to leave it as it is for entering in the State Fair.  Then the one I'm working on and this one won't have to be in the same category!

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow- this is really stunning. I love the motif itself but combined like this is truly beautiful!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I'm amazed how this is working out! It's another instance of a single "diamond" or "Triangle" motif being connected to form a larger fabric - in this case a lovely lacy one! Did you create the motif (with buttons!) with this larger fabric in mind? And how big can it get? You apparently hit on the exact 'mathematical' formula for this to lie perfectl flat! Brilliant!

Ginny W said...

That is beautiful!!!!

Happy Bluebird said...

No matter what size it is, it's very pretty. Congrats on the BLUE ribbon!

Nautical Knitter said...

Congratulations! It is magnificent!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That is one awesome doily, Marty! I didn't see the buttons at first, and I was trying to figure out how you joined. Thank goodness for computers. Once I clicked on the picture and saw the buttons, I could see what you did. It's gorgeous!

Gina said...

What a unique combination! Yeah...the State Fair might be a better bet.

Sharren - Tatting in Greenwood, South Carolina said...

Beautiful, Marty! Congrats on taking a well-deserved Blue!

Isdihara said...

Spectacular work on this doily! It certainly deserved the blue ribbon it received. I hope you find the get-up-n-go to add to it for the State Fair. But even if you don't it is truly spectacular as is.

God's Kid said...

That looks great! Love the design! :)

Carolivy said...

I love this! Great work and the buttons are a perfect fit!

Hugs
Carol