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Monday, November 5, 2018

Four Petals Magic Square

I haven't been posting much to my blog, but I have been tatting. I put together a new magic square pattern during October. It's something I sketched on my iPad back in May and had been meaning to design ever since.


The listing can be found in my Etsy shop by clicking here. I have proofread and test tatted this pattern myself so if you come across any errors or questions, please let me know.

The samples pictured above are tatted in Lizbeth size 40 thread, Autumn Spice and Ecru. If tatted in size 20 thread, the medium sized square would be good for a coaster. In size 40 it's a little small, so I placed a mug on the larger square for this photo:


This pattern did give me trouble in getting everything lined up right. I forgot how exact the center lines need to be when designing a magic square. In the end, I got everything worked out, but it took a lot of attempts:


In the photo above, the rightmost square is what I like to call an "inverted" square. If you are familiar with my Designing Magic Squares post you will recognize that term (see Part 4: Expanding the Square). For this pattern, however, I felt that the inverted squares didn't look as nice so I did not include instructions for them. The edge for the inverted squares would be the ecru edge pictured below:


Anyhow, I've probably gone into too much detail about that part! Now that this pattern is done it's time to get back to work on my table runner. I also should start making some snowflakes for the holiday season.

8 comments:

Jane Eborall said...

Love the way the large mat gives a circle in the centre. Very pretty.

God's Kid said...

Awesome!!! :) Your designs are so wonderful!!! :)

Jane McLellan said...

Wonderful!

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful pattern and I love the thread with the white

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

This one looks like a challenge I would enjoy! I really like the colors you've chosen.

muskaan said...

Fantastic !!!

Robin Perfetti said...

Thanks all! Jane E, getting the negative space right was one of the reasons the pattern took so long to put together. In the end I had to resort to using two colors to get it to really show. Glad you like it!

Jenn said...

Wow! Beautiful magic square pattern! Love the colours used. Must add to my list to buy. Maybe for Xmas :).