Monday, March 1, 2010

Palmetto Block


My Block for the Palmetto Fund Raising Quilt is finished. Jon's beaded dragonfly put the finishing touch on the block. Her Heart pattern is on the other side. The basket of flowers are from a Dover Tatting Book and the humming bird is a pattern from Karey Solomon's, Tatting Times. Mr. Hedgehog is a pattern from Nancy Tracy and the butterfly from Sherry Pence. The center medallion is from Patti Duff's Tatting Motifs. The spider is made with beads and chains for the legs. The purple edging is my own design with split rings and chains. The edging above is from the book, Traditional Tatting Patterns edited by Rita Weiss, tatted with Star No. 80 Thread. It was an easy pattern but you did have to pay attention, no distractions! The top was tatted first and then connected to the bottom while tatting. The beads on the edgings were added when sewing it to the block. It is going to be a beautiful quilt/wallhanging when completed.

4 comments:

Sally Kerson said...

Beautiful and so much work.

Carol Lawecki said...

Very excellent!! Your quilting and tatting are perfect! I like the spider and web and the cute hummingbird and dragonfly. Nice Job!!

tattrldy said...

Lovely block! I was tempted to do one, but I chickened out because I've never done anything like that before. It will be an absolutely gorgeous quilt/wall hanging when it's done!

Rose Anne B said...

AWESOME tatting! I love Yarnplayer's threads!