The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. ~John Powell
|even the photo is ugly|
What was I thinking?
Are you as disappointed with this as I am? I was literally crushed. But, I think I have made a recovery. You can see some of my newer blocks below...some of my favs anyway...
Here are a few things I learned from this mistake. I'm now creating blocks in groupings...like little families. Changed up the borders, they don't need to be so uniform. Have fun, this doesn't need to be strict and serious it is supposed to be whimsical and free form.
Remember our friend the Bird? He used to have a crown... I started doing all these crazy things with borders around him...I actually sewed them on and everything. It was horrible. So, I went back to the drawing board realizing there was a reason we all fell in love with him in the beginning!
Here he is restored to his former glory with his crown. No it isn't sewn in yet, but don't worry...I am not going to change it this time! And I like the little bit of gray/green strip at the bottom now, adds a bit of interest to "The King."
|The King [He's a bit wrinkly from all the seam ripping of borders, needs an iron]|
I decided he needed a Queen...or at least a girlfriend. This is what I think I am planning for her...
|Friend for the King|
|Trying to work with Groupings. Love the little Butterfly tucked in there! But there is a lot of white, may need to change this layout a bit.|
My Other WIP Tally's Include...
- new! Tumbling Blocks Challenge [need 260 more finished blocks]
- new! Across the Sea QAL [need to sew blocks together]
|Some of my Across the Sea Blocks|
- I don't even have the energy to go there. Let's just leave it at LOTS.
- Feeling Fussy Fabric Swap Pieces were cut and sent out
How are your WIPs faring this week? Drowning like I am??? Linking to W.I.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced! Be sure to check some other folks out!
- rebecca lynne