into a nine-sided motif
A UFO that began as a design experiment in 2009 is finally done.
This piece was intended to be part of my first 25 motif challenge so, in a weird way, it is good that I hadn't yet completed the challenge. (That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.)
Here is the post that started it all. Snowed in Under a Cherry Moon
The hypothesis: Can Lyn Morton's Margaret motif (found in her book, Tatting Patterns, page 81) with its six-petal flower, be tatted as a nine-petal flower and turned into a nine-sided motif?
The proof: Yes, it can.
I did make one more change to Lyn Morton's pattern. I threw off a ring from the connecting chains in round two in order to create a bit more negative space. The rings create an inner circle that I find quite pleasing.
Lyn Morton's "Margaret" includes a third round of chains with single rings to connect the flowers. Round three adds strength and gives the motif a polished finish.
Doesn't Tatskool's luscious ChocoRaspberry HDT make this piece look sweet as a gumdrop? (It is size 40 thread, I think.)
I would love to tat this again using her Apple Blossom HDT. And again in three solid colors (white, yellow and green).
I will count this motif as number 23 in my 25 motif challenge.
Boy does it feel good to finish this motif!