Eenie, meenie, meinie, moe

Two tatted Medallion Cross Bookmarks on wandasknottythoughts.blogspot.com
Medallion Cross Bookmarks © Wanda Salmans 2016
in Lizbeth #122 Caribbean size 20
I shared this bookmark a few weeks ago.
Original tatted Medallion Cross Bookmark on wandasknottythoughts.blogspot.com
Medallion Cross Bookmark © Wanda Salmans 2016
This is how I made it originally.  Well, not quite, but almost. After looking at this picture I thought there must be a way to make the medallion center look a little better. For the last several weeks I’ve thought about it and tried a couple of different things.
Tatted Medallion Cross Bookmark version 2 on wandasknottythoughts.blogspot.com
Medallion Cross Bookmark v2© Wanda Salmans 2016
This version has several changes.  In this one the chains are joined at the arms to make it a bit less likely to twist.  The long, bottom arm is also made with one ring at the top of it instead of two.  The picot count has been reduced making it less frilly.  It came out pretty well, but is it the way to leave it?  Maybe the long arm should be a bit thinner?
Tatted Medallion Cross Bookmark version 3 on wandasknottythoughts.blogspot.com

 Medallion Cross Bookmark v3© Wanda Salmans 2016

Version three is the same as v2 except for the long arm.  It was made a bit skinnier by making the ring and joins between the sides a little different.  Not bad, but good enough? Is this the way to leave it and write the pattern?
The chains are joined at the arms where they weren’t before and now both of these versions cup slightly.  In a book they would probably soon loose the cup and wouldn’t be noticed, but it’s not pleasing.  Looking at the picture of the original it’s obvious that the way the chains were modified changes the look of the medallion more than planned. Maybe the chain stitch count needs to be altered back to how it was.
Hmm.  What do you think?
Which version should make it to the pattern page?
“Eenie, meenie, meinie, moe
Catch a tatter by the toe
If she hollers make her tat
Rings and chains to make a mat
My mother told me to pick the very best one
and you are not it!”
 
Children’s choosing game –
modified 🙂

10 thoughts on “Eenie, meenie, meinie, moe”

  1. I really like the last one /also the one on the left on the top photo- same one, right? I think I'd like to see it in a solid to see more but I like the sturdier look to the bottom one.

  2. On comparison,in the 1st pic, I was going to say Version 2 because the broad long arm seemed to be in proportion to the wider center.
    However, in the single pics, I think I like version 3 better – it is more compact & when considering the other 3 arm 'points', it seems more in proportion.
    All 3 versions look good to me.
    Oh, but looking again, the 3 rings in the long arm of V#2 appear like hands joined together in prayer. Okay, I'm back with V#2. Maybe you could try decreasing the chain stitchcount if you want a straighter/leaner look. That's all I have.

  3. My fave? I like the thinner, longer arm one, last photo best. : )

    You are very patient. I go nuts trying different methods… and I use bobbins, which can be would and unwound so quickly. I admire your tenacity.

  4. Thank you all for your insights and suggestions. Everyone so far has indicated they like the thinner long arm. I haven't quite reached that in my next cross so I will do thin.

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