Monday, January 23, 2012

Motif 19: Flower medallion

In my last post I showed a set of unfinished motifs.  Here's the first one.  It's a medallion from the flower garden cluster in the 'Tatter's Treasure Chest'.  I like the little sprays of leaves.  I think it gives the whole a 'vintage' feel.

I used split rings throughout to get from motif to motif. I almost always use split rings to climb out of rounds, but for motifs like this, I'm never sure if they are the right choice.  Cut-and-tie results in bulky ends to hide, but split rings also distort the shape of the rings, turning them into footballs instead of ovals.  Still, it's a pretty pink.  Perhaps the little lady is due for a new dress?


  1. I think it looks fantastic! Even though I can see what you describe as footballs, I think they enhance the whole effect!

  2. I love it! I can see the altered shape in some of the flowers but not in others. I agree, they add to the charm. I wouldnt have thought about them for a second if you hadn't pointed them out.

  3. I understand what you mean about the 'football'. That is why I am selective about using split rings even if it helps with removing lots of ends.