In my April to-do-list I hinted at some repair work on two paper piecing blocks!
I worked very hard on four paper pieced bows a while back, before offering this pattern on Craftsy. And while I was showing the pictures of the finished blocks to my family members, I discovered there was a mistake in one of them… OH NO TWO of them! And I had already started the FMQ … Isn’t is strange that when you have worked on something for a long time, you don’t see the mistakes you have made? It’s like you are blind for your own work. When I teach a drawing class, I always advise the kids to look at their work in the mirror as your brain “sees” that picture for the first time that way and mistakes are easy to spot. I guess that this trick also works when you look at little pictures of your big blocks.
Anyway… I did not want to throw the blocks away so I decided to unpick the FMQ. Mmm , next time I will just start over I think! Boy, that was a lot of work!!! Progress was very slow, but I got there! Then I fixed my TWO mistakes and redid the FMQ. I deleted the photo’s of the mistake directly after “the discovery” so I can only show you the fixed blocks.
I think this bow-panel will be become a large bag and not a pillow. I am working on some hexies by the pool! Thinking they will become the other side of the bag. Nothing is “set in stone” yet. Any other ideas, boys and girls?
Here are some pictures I took of the male cardinal bird, just like the one on my latest pillow!
Hope the sun is shining where you are!