Sunday, December 18, 2011

Center and more

 Still in Lesson One, I did the center motif star pattern alternating between the Needle Necessities and the Marlitt with two strands of each over four threads.
 Then, the instructions say to use the #4 Kreinik, mine is 3221, and work diagonal rows of Continental inside the blocks....I think this may be very hard to see, but is is very pretty!
Lara and I had a conversation about starting motif #2.  I had started where I thought it should go, but was in the wrong place.  After we chatted for a bit, we realized the instruction was a tad difficult, but figured out where to start this one.  See the single thread between the #3 block of Motif 1 and the first design of block 1 in #2......that is now correct....after I did a bit of rip it!  This pattern is first worked with the Needle Necessities and the cross stitch is put in and then the upright cross.  The Marlitt is worked then with the upright cross first and the cross stitch second......does that make sense to you?  It does make a difference in the stitches......
And....finally.....Motif #1 is 4 x 4 inches on the square.

3 comments:

Lara said...

beautiful work! i think it is interesting on the first pattern in motif 2 you chose the vertical stitch to be placed last and i chose the horizontal. almost impossible to tell from the photo. but i'm glad i checked as i found a mistake in that pattern.

SusanT said...

Pat I know you've probably been asked this already but it does not harm to ask. When you've finished could I borrow the pattern?

Lara said...

i really love how the light plays on the different fibers in the star. that is just so special!