Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Wiosna Row 8

I had heard that this round caused some issues with the doily not lying flat.  I adjusted the stitch count and so far it sits quite nicely.  I am still climbing to the next round, in this case using a split chain.  

I am using a King Tut quilting thread by Superior Threads color 918.

The current diameter is 5.75 inches or 14.5 cm.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Humboldt Ribbon

On Friday, April 6, 2018 a bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team  collided with a semi-trailer truck.   Of the 29 on the bus, 16 would perish.   

I tatted this ribbon using the Humboldt Broncos team colors. 

This pattern is by Sachiko Yokoyama and can be found on her blog, here

She asks that you not use this for commercial use only to promote cancer awareness.  Yes Sachiko, my next one will be pink. 

Friday, 13 April 2018

Birthday Bookmarks

We were recently invited to a milestone birthday party for a teammate of my husbands.  The invitation said that no gifts were required but cards would be OK. 

I slipped these two bookmarks into a card.

I did manage to add another green crystal to the Flowering Quatrain and a green satin ribbon to the cross bottom before I sealed the envelope but was not able to get a picture of that. 

I've done the Flowering Quatrain before here , this one was done in a Lizbeth 20 Sea Green Lt. No 686 and the cross in some  Omega  threads.

The cross is from Jan Stawasz Tatted Treasures.  I should have taken more care on the graduated picots.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Sisters Choice Quilt

First of all I did not make this quilt. I don't even own a sewing machine but this lovely quilt belongs to me.  I have a very talented sister who asked me if I wanted a Sisters Choice Quilt.  I gave her input to style and colors I wanted in the quilt and let her choose the rest.  I only wanted a lap quilt but this one covers the top of my queen size bed.   

The blocks are all done with vintage patterns which I really like. There are lots of flowers and a few birds in the prints.  I love exploring the blocks to see what I find.  

The back of the quilt is a tatted print, yes that is tatting with a light tan almost wood like background.  I have no idea where she found the material but I have seen a few tatted printed fabric.  

The label is a block surrounded by a tatted print and she has written our names with the date.

Thank you again Sis.  I'm your biggest fan.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Travel Tip

When I travel to the US I will tell the border security personnel that I am off to a tatting conference. I always need to explain that tatting is type of fibre art and then they get a sample piece of tatting to assist in the explanation. 

They are always surprised when I let them keep the tatting.  These are Irene Woo, butterfly hearts ready for travel.

Interested in making these hearts, the pattern can be found here.

Just my way of spreading more tatting into the universe.