Saturday, March 26, 2011

Which one would you use?

I got on a roll to finish the Starlight Doily this weekend, and now that I'm down to tatting the final round I am positive I don't have enough thread. It might be close, but I don't want to get 7/8 of the way done and run out! I'm disappointed in myself for not thinking a bit more ahead for the doily and using the Summer Trail HDT on something different, but here I am pondering what to use for the last round.  The threads I could use are Lizbeth and perle cotton, but since the doily is just going to be for personal satisfaction, I'm not worried about mixing the types of thread.  What would you use for the last round?  I have a choice, but looking for other thoughts.

Here are my choices:

Cream, lavender, green or yellow/orange.  They all match well, I am just thinking about how I might ruin it with the wrong color choice.

I'm almost here . . .

So which color would you use?


  1. Hard call but I love the yellows in the summer trail thread. So the yellow thread jumps out at me as a good choice.

  2. I like the peach/orange. The purple seems too subtle, the cream is just okay but the green could be okay too.
    Peach. : )

  3. Wow! That is BEAUTIFUL, Cindy! I also think the yellow. Would give it a lovely halo effect in keeping with the name of the pattern.
    :) Ann

  4. I'm thinking the purple. But I'm alone so far, I see... Whatever color you decide to use, it's going to be the dominant color in the over all doily (even if ever so slightly). So if you think of it that way it might help -- which color do you want the overall doily to tend towards? I actually like the purple because it is subtle, and that way it will blend a little more.

  5. I would go with the peach, but honestly, I like it just the way it is. So, I'd be tempted to end it where it is and tat another doily!

  6. At first I was going to say the orange, but I actually think that I would go with Diane's suggestion and leave it be.

    I think that it would be beautiful just as it is.

    I love the HDT that you used though.

  7. All clearly match, but I'd choose green :)

  8. Wow - pretty!

    I LOVE that peachy/yellow thread, but I have to admit my first reaction shouted - lavender!

    It will shine, whichever colour you chose!
    Fox : )

  9. Tatting looks very pretty! My suggestion Lavender/green !

  10. to me the doily looks like a bouquet of flowers and the purple immediately jumped out as the perfect finishing choice for that reason! yellow might be my second choice, but purple is my top pick! for a flowery feeling :D

  11. I'm thinking the peach color too. The good thing is, this is the last round so you COULD cut it off easily if it really doesn't please you.

  12. Either the purple or orange. If you want the last round to pop, orange. If not, I like the purple, more subdued. Very nice doily.


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