The longer I've been quilting, the more I find myself wanting to personalize my projects. I want to try something new, or add in some extra elements. You probably noticed that happening with my latest scrap squad quilt. It's hard for me to follow a pattern, and not think "what would happen if I....?"
Sometimes it's a bit more of a challenge than I bargained for!
I wanted to change two of my Life is Beautiful blocks. It didn't make sense to have a saying starting with 'life is a flower...' combined with a fish design, so I thought I would switch the text on these two blocks. Sounds like a good idea, right?!?
So I cut the patterns apart, switched the centres, and tried to iron the newly constructed block patterns. However, the tape I used to put the new blocks together... guess what.. it melted onto my iron! DUH!
Of course it melted!
What was I thinking?!?!
So I had to stop ironing the transfer, and ended up having to retrace the patterns with a frixion pen. The fish has been retraced, and is ready to begin stitching today. The creative idea was good, but the technique... not so much!
What are you working on for Slow Sunday Stitching? If you are enjoying a project that involves a needle in your hand, link up your blog post below and share your progress.