"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Flowering Quatrain

This is the "Flowering Quatrain" bookmark, designed by Joelle Paulson, aka Frivole. I modified the instructions ever so slightly in order to make the flowers a different color (it's actually pale yellow, not white). Frivole designed it to be tatted all in one pass, with a row of split rings up the middle, and then the outer round is tatted around the strip of SR's. In order to make the SR's in alternating colors, I used double core SSSR's instead. But to make the outer round all one color, as I wanted, I had to cut and tie and start over fresh. The easiest way to do this, I felt, was to cut both threads, not just the yellow, and begin the outer round CTM. I chose to do just one corner for the end of the tail.

The threads are Lizbeth 654 Navy and 612 Light Golden Yellow. This was another color combo I discovered by accidentally seeing the two balls next to each other.


  1. You do have perseverance! I find the SSSR's very fiddly and with a double core...well, I applaud you! It turned out beautifully.

    Love the colour combo. One of my faves...
    Fox : )

  2. How very lovely! It's so amazing to see how one person will "interpret" a pattern differently to come up with another beautiful creation. This is just lovely!

  3. What ingenuity! I think it is lovely. And the color contrast is wonderful.

  4. I love this pattern, and your colour variation is lovely well done

  5. Really beautiful - I like your version! And also like the tail!