Sunday 15 May 2016

Good Idea, Bad Followthrough

Did you ever have a vision of an idea that doesn't quite come out the way you thought? This is one of those bright ideas. It started out with a plan, I even had a fabric pull from some of my scraps. Always a bonus in my books, so how could it not work out you ask?

plan and fabric pull
Mistake number one! Flying by the seat of ones pants instead of a more detailed plan complete with placement line for fabric might have been a little helpful.

no accurate placement line

Mistake number two keep on sewing. And that's exactly what I did. In my defense I liked the way the fabrics were playing so nicely together.

mistake number 2 mistakes

Mistake number three try, and put all these not so accurately lined up parts together. The above photo is a couple examples of what happens when someone forgets that a seam allowance might be a good thing. NO wonder things didn't work out as I had envisioned.

three oops later

I finally called it a day and will redo my drawing complete with a 1/4'' seam allowance this time.

Am I ever glad I already have my project ready for Lara's Crafted Applique Blog hop cause who knows what kind of disaster I could have created with that. Although Lara's instructions for her new technique are so good disaster would have been cut off before it even had a chance to start. 

Crafted Applique and a sneak peak
Want a sneak peak of my project, it's peaking out from behind Lara's wonderful book that you can get at Amazon or at AQS or from Lara herself. I guess you'll just have to wait to see it until May 21st.

So how did you entertain yourself  today?


  1. Those seam allowances, man they are easy to forget about. I do love those fabrics you pulled, they look pretty sharp in that block design. And thanks for the tiny peak at your blog hop tease :)

  2. Cindy, despite the progressive mistakes (which sound just like me by the way) this new block design and the fabrics you used make it look absolutely amazing! I'm very excited that you are going to keep developing the pattern!

    LOL - thanks for the sneak peek. You're too funny! Also thank you for what you wrote about my instructions! :)

  3. That is a really cool block, despite the hiccups. Love your sense of humor, a great pre-requisite for designing quilts! Second time around will be perfection!

  4. It looks like you are crafting a really interesting block there. I love your sense of humour about it and that you decided to share the experience in a post.

  5. I had the same thing happen the other day and wondered why my block was 1/2 too small. Love the colors and the blocks you were putting together.

  6. Being a 'fly by the seat of my pants' kind a girl...I totally get it! There is an element of surprise working that way and not all of it is good! I hope your second time is better for you!

  7. Your post made me GRIN! Feel for you, and yep been there done that. Angles are a huge PITA to add to the general annoyance you have going on there, but OH YES! I like how your fabrics are playing together too! Waiting patiently, well, maybe not so patiently for the 21...


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