Another bit of a doily from all that split chain practice I've been doing. As you can see -- I've got a center I really like. This one has some picots all connected together in the center, which makes it appear a bit ...well... off-center. It's made with two strands of a blue ombre hand-quilting thread wound together on the shuttles. This one has been done for a while. I was going to enter it in the State Fair, but it is an inch over the size for a coaster (5 inches) so I had to choose between this one and the purple one. I think the purple one looks more finished (even though I can't find the light purple to edge it). The last time I entered something done with an ombre thread the judges said the color made it look fuzzy or out of focus or something.
Anyway, my aunt admired this when I was working on it. I told her she could have it when it was done -- after the fair. Now that it's not going in the fair, I think I will send it off to her.
Hmmmmm...perhaps I should make some pattern notes first, eh? This is another that did whatever the shuttles thought they could manage, and I didn't write any of it down. If I send it away, I'll never be able to make another.
Doilies, Ice Drops, Motifs and Earrings - Vera has been working steadily although somewhat distractedly and she's half way through the last round. The doily is looking large and lovely. Diane fini...
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