Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hardanger Bargello Table Runner Progress...1011

After Sunday's Hardanger meeting; the ladies helped me understand how to read the pattern and I took pictures of Sandra's blue piece to follow along.

I'm really disappointed.  My colors do not have a huge contrast.  However, I am the only one following the pattern exactly.  I am using the same colors and size that the pattern dictated.  The other ladies chose fabric that has larger holes, bless them.  In fairness, I have to mention that one other lady followed the pattern as I am.  She was the first one and the rest of the ladies eventually made one.  Unfortunately, she passed away this year.  I remember hers was very pretty so maybe I should stick with this.  It is not like I can run to the store and get a different color.  I would have to order it online and wait, wait, wait.  I am not prepared to do that!  So, enjoy the shots.  My area of question would be the medium shade of purple.  It is too close to the lightest shade.

You be the judge!

You can easily see the darker shade in the middle.  You can clearly see the lighter shades.  Can you see the medium shade?  

I think it will all work out as I mentioned above.  You can vaguely see the three shades here.  Maybe my lighting is not good...

Still, I am pleased with my progress and have enjoyed working on this!  There is still so much more to do!

Thanks for stopping by.  Off to start a productive day!  Hope yours is too!


Coffeebean's Dailies said...

This is a comment from Kathi: I want to post it here for her...

Alia - I think once it's done, you will like it. Often the ones with just a subtle contrast are much more elegant. It's beautiful work - something I've never tried, and now I think my eyes wouldn't be good enough. i love seeing what you are doing. you are a very talented lady.

Wendy said...

I think it looks incredibly beautiful and very elegant, I agree that you will fall in love with it.

Where do you get your patterns from? I did my first piece of Hardanger and posted about it this morning, and now I want to move on to something bigger!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

I had replied to Kathi via em.

Wendy: Thank you very much. I will be snapping some more photos of the completed flower and posting hopefully tonight if I sort dinner in a timely manner! This pattern came out of a little book from Nordic Needle. We all buy from there and share the patterns with each other. It came from one of those.

Tamara said...

very pretty and i think elegant is a good word for the subtle colors!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Thank you Tamara! I'll post another update today!!