Friday, May 28, 2010


All my pentagons and hexagons are labeled...


And I have started stitching the pink stars.


(Do you like the action shot?) The pink layer goes from the center to just past the outline of the pentagon into the adjoining shape on the short lines. As they grow, the overlap will get larger and more diamond shaped. The white/yellow layer is on the long lines, also overlapping into the adjoining shapes, but 3 legs cross over at the same spot. I think there will be some build-up of thread at that spot, so we will have to see how that works out.

Debi suggested using a continuous stroke method; that way you would not have to use the tags and pins (at least on the pink layer). When we had our HHG stitch-along I didn't make the cross-overs right, so I want to practice that before I mess up a 32 face. There would also have to be some tricky work at the cross-overs for the white/yellow layer as well. I'm thinking of doing this pattern on a c10 to work out those issues. That would give me a chance to play with more colors too.

Rebecca asked about the size and the metallic centers. This ball is about 28 cm. It could stand to be a lot bigger to be able to see all the detail in this pattern. I did see the different colors of metallic in the centers of the kiku. It looked to me like the marking threads at the center of each were tacked down with different colors. I am going to tack mine down, but I haven't decided yet whether I am going to go with all gold, or go with a different color or colors. Alternating gold, pink, and yellow might be interesting...

My friend from Moonsilk Stitches came over to play last night. We did show and tell, and worked on coordinating a project for a guild program. Then she helped me tear the rest of my cotton fabric for the rug I'm going to make. Here it is all organized by color.


We both got our aerobic workout in by the time we were done, but we had a lot of fun. Thank you for your help, Marj!

Have a nice Memorial Day weekend. We have a house project slated for Saturday, and then hope to rest on Sunday and Monday.

1 comment:

Laura B said...

Looks great so far! Action shot is cool.
A relaxing Memorial Day to you.