Tuesday, July 3, 2012

"Design your own smocking plate" Challenge

I have been playing around with a smocking design and realized that there are several different directions I could go with the design. I have finished my design but am curious to see what you could  create!

Okay, you are looking at the basic design...Do you imagine Row 1-1 1/2  and 10 1/2-11  as a border?  Maybe you like the combination space between Rows 2 1/2- 4 1/2.

Can you picture in your mind adding some step trellis stitches to connect two different rows? Do you see negative space as the focal point of the design or something bolder?   Do you see hearts or stars?

Okay here are my rules if you choose to follow this challenge. ( I will not hunt you down if you don't!).

  • You may only add to this design.
  • You may change the center point of the design if you want.
  • Color choices  and thread counts are totally up to you!
  • If you send me your finished design I will post them to my blog

I can't wait to see all what you come up with!~janet


  1. I so want to do this challenge, but I'm so darn busy right now. I'm working on a dress for the Hoffman Challenge and then I'm sewing for the state fair. Maybe I can squeeze this in.

  2. Ok, would we just add to the print out or an actual sew out pic to send in. Kathy

  3. Either way. This an exercise of your imagination.

  4. Great little project. I have often found I make my best designs by mistakes in following a chart, so perhapsI have just been following my subconscious !

  5. thanks for sharing.

  6. Oooh, I am new at this but will have to try it out!