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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Magic Square Path

Yesterday, I was asked if I could create a diagram to go along with the large magic square I am tatting. I don't think I could, without lagging Inkscape so badly that it would be virtually unusable. What I can do, however, is provide a photograph with some numbers and arrows that show the path I am taking as I tat the square:


I've labeled the onion rings only, and have drawn arrows between them to show how I got from one onion ring to the next. Here is the unedited photo for comparison:


It will be another few weeks before I am at the point where I have one repeat finished (four repeats will make a square). I'll make a post with a new picture when I get that far.

11 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

That's very helpful!

God's Kid said...

Thank you for showing that!! I think it makes a little more sense to me now. I won't be able to even try for quite some time, but would love to!! :)

Jane McLellan said...

Good solution, thanks.

Margarets designer cards said...

Your magic square is on my list to do, I love the two colour version,
Sorry I am late commenting not been well over the last few days

Robin Perfetti said...

I hope you are feeling better, Margaret. There's no pressure to leave comments, though I do appreciate them :)

Jenn said...

I love the colour combination! Thanks for showing the path with us. I must finish the regular Magic square so I could have a go with yours :).

Bernice said...

My Onion Rings need some practice, thank you for the path.

Michelle Bedford said...

The two colours look amazing. I'm currently enjoying tatting the "Patchwork " magic square you posted.

anna said...

i have worked your very beautiful magic square. Thank you for the pattern. I would like to share the picture here. Is it possible?

Robin Perfetti said...

Hi Anna, you would have to email me the photos and then I could post it to my blog for you. If you send me a message through my blogger contact form (on the right sidebar of my blog) it will send me your email address so I could contact you. Glad you like the pattern!

Liz. said...

I did the Magic square (online tatting) but did a bad boo-boo smack bang in the centre!!
Now, browsing your wonderful site, - I see it made in 2 colours. Wonderful.
I Must have a go (and hopefully get it right this time!!)
Thank you for the pattern, and all the "how to" information here. You are SO helpful, and it is greatly appreciated.
And you have such wonderful ideas...!