If you are squeamish, look away now. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
I decided this would be the first UFO I would tackle. Those dang thistle leaves are why I set it aside. For the one on the right, I ironed a freezer paper pattern to the back side and tried to trim the fabric as I went. You can hardly tell it is a thistle leaf.
For the next one, I ironed a pattern to the top. Then I traced around it with a chalk pencil.
It was a bit better, but not great. No, it is worse than not great, it is down right awful. I’ll spare you the closeup.
I’ll remind you what it was supposed to look like.
Um, yeah, not even close. Mine doesn’t even look like folk art, it just looks like terrible workmanship. Which it is. All this is to say that not everything turns out like you imagine it will. Not looking for sympathy or comments, I just like being honest and showing the ugly along with the good. I figure, it’s good for a laugh!
And since I never know when to stop and throw in the towel, I’m going to forge ahead with this ugly duckling. It could go well with my Calamity Jane quilt.
I might wait a few days though.
Have a good one!