Saturday, 26 February 2011

Napoleon in Formation

Here is a completed block of four Napoleons.



I do like it.  But I think maybe it would be even more interesting if the outer corners were slightly different so that when they all join (as in the center), they would create a different motif.  Like some of the Mary Konior patterns do.

Still, it's a very nice medallion and it's fairly quick to tat so you could tackle a larger piece using it.

Now I must work a bit more on those handkerchief edgings!

Best wishes,

8 comments:

  1. It is very pretty, and I have it on my to-do list, which is growing by the day!

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  2. Thanks Diane! I know what you mean... " never enough hours in a day" is the saying that applies to me ALL the time!

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  3. I love how it looks! I think I especially like that the centers form the same as the motifs themselves. A different kind of optical illusion?

    I've got to try this!

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  4. I wanted to try this formation, but I don't have to any more, because you did it XD I think it's good, if you want to make something bigger (a huge doily for example). In this arrangement it looks like an unfinished doily, and -you are right - it would be better with a different motif in the middle.
    But I wonder why did you wrote it's quick. For me it takes more than 1 hour to tat only one motif. Am I really slow?

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  5. Hi Orsi,
    Yes, it would probably need a border to make it look more finished in this kind of formation. You got me curious now, I shall have to time how long it takes me to make one! It just seemed not too bad to me compared to some designs which are more "fussy" to work.

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  6. I'm with Michelle on this one - I particularly like the fact that the meeting corners are the same as the centre of the motifs.

    I must say, I also like a lot the new motifs you created and how in those the corners make a *different* motif when joined! yay for inspiration! (and following through!)

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  7. Thanks for your comment Creativa. Yes, I know what I said about making the corners different but there IS something interesting in the fact that where they meet, though the motif is the same, it has a different orientation, and I think that adds interest.

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  8. I hadn't noticed that! How interesting, indeed.

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