Concentric Rectangles by Edda Guastalla Bianchetti
with modified corners in final round
26 cm by 18.5 cm (10.25 inches by 7.25 inches)
Size 20 thread: Flora 204 (yellow), Lizbeth 105 (variegated), Lizbeth 663 (blue)
Motif #2 for 2nd 25 Motif Challenge for 2016
I reversed work between rings and chains as in traditional tatting. but I used up-joins when joining the rounds together that join ring to ring and down-joins when joining the rounds together that join chain to chain. This kept all of the color blips on the same side. I also modified the corners of round 5 by adding an extra clover and chain, producing a point in each corner.
The angle of the picture makes the sides look slightly distorted, but they are nice and straight producing a pleasing rectangle.