Sunday, December 02, 2012

An opinion please....

I'm currently working on a very old vintage pattern simply called Pineapple Doily from a 1914 publication.  Here's the front cover of the book along with a picture of the finished doily in the book.



I seem to be into some color right now, so initially I decided to do this one in color.....then thought about two colors.  I choose Lizbeth #20, color #657 for the center and white for the outter part.  I've finished the center part and started the white.  The center was trying to ripple some, so I stopped and blocked it to see what the final doily would look like.  Here's what I've got.   Now I'm doubting myself on the two colors.



 

Question, should I continue with the Lizbeth color #657 and make it a one color doily, or continue with white and have a two-tone doily?    I'm just not sure. It's such a stunning vintage doily!

Thanks in advance for adding your "2 ¢"....

Linda
 

8 comments:

Toca do trico e croche said...

Linda,
I would do this in a color washcloth.
I would be more classic ...
A great weekend!

Sonia Faria

Vikki Hooks said...

Wow..where do you find these old books? I love that pattern. Would love to have a copy of that pattern. personally I would do the doily in all one color. As this is a classic pineapple and to modernize it for me is just not my thing..Just my opinion though..This is a wonderful patten..it really is..

Julie Wineman said...

I like the 2 color option...like a daisy!

Gramma Rita said...

I love it in the two colors! :)

Deborah Hamilton said...

I would go with the two colors. That's a wonderful design.

glor said...

What a gorgeous doily, I like the two color. Another book I'd now like to look for. Can't wait to see this finished.

pattas said...

I think it would be beautiful in any colour or combination..Great book.. :)) Your work is stunning ..

Unknown said...

Linda, instead of doing that border white, go with a Cream color. it will be better. Try 4 inches with the cream and see what you think, It would look great with the blue.
Terry Devine