Friday, February 22, 2008

Plan Ahea...



I successfully handled the tricky construction bits of the Hoffman, but then when I looked at it, I realized I had to add these additional shapes--too much blank space in the dark blue areas. I had put these shapes on and taken them off several times in the past, but had convinced myself I didn't need them. Wrong. And it would have been SO much easier to do the applique when I had a small piece to maneuver, or even a 30" circle instead of a 36" square. I think the moral of this is, if you think maybe you should do it, do it. This definitely applies to ripping out, and I guess to adding too.



And here are some pieces to be in the Take It Further Challenge, when I get to it. I seem to be able to only work at one thing at a time, partly because of obssessiveness, and partly because the mess from one project takes over the entire work space.

4 comments:

Rian said...

I guess in this case (maybe most cases? maybe all?) it would be easier to rip out the thing if you didn't like it than sew it in later when the piece gets larger.

Elaine Adair said...

Good for you for tackling that Challenge. Scarey to me, but YOU ARE DOING IT! Congrats!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Always learning, aren't we?
This IS going to be worth it in the end...

jenclair said...

It is amazing how much you can learn by watching someone else solve problems!