At first I thought I wanted all the square centres to face the same way but although I thought I'd worked it out, I got it wrong on the very first one and then realised it would be very difficult to get them all the same way so I gave up and just attached them randomly. Hope it comes out looking alright in the end.
Motif no. 15
This is the first one I made and though you can't tell on the picture,
there was too much tension (for me) between the centre medallion
and the outer round so I added some stitches to the centre
before making more motifs.
And this is where I'm at so far:
And finally, I'm adding this smaller, darker photo (below) because
I like the negative spaces that form when you join the motifs.
Can you see the nice flower/star shape
that appears around the centre medallion?
I like things like that.
It's a neat thing about tatting that it's not just what you tat that looks nice,
it's also what you don't tat! Cool, n'est-ce pas?
I'm not going to go very large with this one, probably just adding two more motifs, one each end to give it an "ovalish" shape as in the pattern sample.
On another note, after what I said in my last post, I got my Iris Niebach doily book out thinking I was going to have to tackle one next... but mmmmmmm.... I still find them too daunting. I look at the diagrams and it seems to me to require such a lot of thinking to figure out which way to go and which elements to do in which order (even with the few arrows provided). So I put my book away again. For now. Might get around to it eventually.