Monday, 24 February 2014

happy accident

some times that happens... you mess up but it doesn't look too bad. I clearly wasn't really concentrating when I sewed this butterfly


It's meant to look like this


But the mistake still works and I like it so I'm keeping it in. Who knew it would look so different just swapping the wings! Actually I think the top one will look fantastic with the Alice Brooks butterfly blocks because it's similar. One more butterfly and one appliqué block left to do. Oh and stitching the antennae obviously!

(sorry for the bad evening pics, it was the only chance I've had to get a picture of them!)

I've posted some fabric inspiration for this months theme order at le challenge, go take a look and share any ideas you have!
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17 comments:

  1. She still looks pretty! I'm really looking forward to seeing all of these blocks together!

    P.S. Was that a subtle enough hint or should I just demand a photo of them all laid out?!

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  2. I actually like your version better, I think. Serendipitous indeed!

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  3. Hand stitched antenna! You're so super cute.

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  4. Very happy accident. I'd be tempted to make another like this so you really do have a random collection of butterflies.
    I, too, can't wait to see all your butterflies all together.
    E xx

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  5. They're just flapping their wings across the quilt now :o)

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  6. Glad you put the second photo cos I was looking at the first thinking "I must be blind, I can't see anything wrong with it!" haha

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  7. Love how it looks like they are flying away, great mistake!

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  8. It took me a while and many a look to find the 'mistake' ! I agree with Nat, look as though they are flying.

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  9. I like the "wrong" version better! I can't wait to see the whole quilt together.

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  10. it looks like it is flapping its wings!

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  11. I too prefer your version but I suppose if you alternated them, theyd look like they were flying!

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  12. Like everyone said she is flapping her pretty wings!! Lovely!

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  13. Love it! She is at a different point in her flight that's all! Glad you are keeping it!

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  14. I think I like the accident better in fact- it's just a different species ;)

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  15. I like your wing orientation better!

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  16. yes, a happy accident! I love the look of the wings spread wider. =)

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