Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Moving on!

Renulek's Spring Doily has been all over the 'net -- here included. I started on March 18th and finished tatting (YES!) on May 1. It took me until the 5th to get all the ends sewn in, and last Thursday I blocked the piece on my large board. So, it took me less than 3 months, but not much less.

It amazes me every time I finish something like this. It is a very simple pattern, rings and chains in ordinary configurations. It's how those ordinary configurations are organized that gives the pattern it's beauty, and once it's all put together, it looks complex. There are other renditions that look even more complex than this one, simply because of the color choices. It's so interesting how each piece worked looks just slightly different from the others. 

Here's another difference in each piece -- blocking. Not everyone likes to spread things out as much as I do! Mine is done is size 20 thread, so it's large. As completed it measured 18 inches across, but, after blocking it is almost 20 inches. 

This one is destined for the Fair this year. I don't know what the judges will make of it -- but I like it.

I still have to make a list of colors (I'll add that in later just in case anyone is interested), but I do like my rainbow:


20 comments:

Batty Tatter said...

Very pretty and colorful Marty. Do you have a place in your house to display it after the fair?

Jane McLellan said...

Lovely, lovely! I'm sure it will be a winner. Yes, it's fascinating how different the versions look, what effects colour choices have.

mb duke said...

Your doily looks amazing! Love the rainbow colors. I just finished round 10, but may have to start up another one in bright colors like yours. Well done!

Margarets designer cards said...

Colours of the rainbow, totally gorgeous, I never started this one but I am doing her latest. I think you should win the fair hands down
Margaret

Martha said...

Your colors are stunning. This is one of my favorites of the Spring doily of all the ones online.

Marty said...

Thanks, everyone. I have to admit the doily has been sitting on my chair, over the arm of the couch, on the seat of my office chair and wherever else I can find to put it. My sister is determined that it will be out somewhere, but I'm thinking it might well end up in the drawer with the other stuff I don't know what to do with.

Anonymous said...

NO, no, no, don't hide it in a drawer with the other stuff! Something that beautiful needs to be displayed so it can be seen and admired.
StephanieW

pluto1415 said...

I love the Rainbow coloring! I wouldn't have thought about using that many colors in one doily, but there are a couple around using a lot of colors and they're beautiful.

God's Kid said...

Oh!!! Your rainbow is an absolutely stunning work of art!!!! :) Gorgeous!!!!!

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

Absolutely beautifully worked, Marty! Please display it - somewhere - where others can see it and be amazed at its beauty!

Madtatter80 said...

This is a pretty one and great for the fair!

Corina said...

It's beautiful, I love the rainbow colours!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

It's so pretty, I hope your sister's determination rules the day. If the judges don't like it, there's something wrong with their eyes!

Tally Tatty said...

I love your choice of colours and the combination. Your doily looks like a flower that opens up. Very spring-like. I recently discovered that combining colours is not that easy!

muskaan said...

This is simply Gorgeous, Marty !!!
Love love love the rainbow colors. Just right for the monsoon season here :-)
Very inspiring

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Spectacular! Has to be a Blue Ribbon winner!

Renulek certainly has a knack for combining basic rings and chains into intriguing and beautiful designs. I'm sure she's very surprised and pleased at seeing all the color variations. You certainly have achieved a beautiful rainbow effect!

Fox said...

It is a beauty! Fair-worthy indeed!

Susanne said...

It is awesome. I really, really like the colour combination you have chosen. Well done in deed.

Allan Chochinov said...

This is so beautiful. I looked at the website http://bit.ly/1pYj7ZH but it appears that this is not the same pattern as yours. I'd love to try this project (been tatting for 3 years). Might you share a link to the proper pattern?
Many thanks

Allan Chochinov said...

This is so beautiful. I looked at the website http://bit.ly/1pYj7ZH but it appears that this is not the same pattern as yours. I'd love to try this project (been tatting for 3 years). Might you share a link to the proper pattern?
Many thanks