Take that swoon pattern. I told you that I would whip you into submission. I will not be conquered by the insanity that is the swoon.
Uhm…yeah. That may or may not be the pep talk that I gave myself before tackling the swoon pattern again. You might recall that a week or so ago I attempted this pattern with pretty disastrous results. Well at least useless results.
But tackle that pattern I did. In fact, I would say I attacked that pattern. It was a mental game…the swoon pattern versus me. We were both fighting strong. After losing round one to the swoon, I was determined for round two to go to me.
And it did!
Practically perfect in every way. Not that I’m a perfectionist. nope. who? me?
I’m using more of Laurie Wisbrun’s new line Brr as the focus fabrics of these blocks and mixing in some other coordinates from wherever. The reality is that I rarely sew from one line of fabric. So I wanted to treat her line just like every other one I have. Mix and match! And aren’t the polar bears super cute as the center?
So at this point, swoon pattern : 1 , Angela : 1. Giddy with my success I wanted to attempt block #2 (of 4 because no way am I making 9 of these!). And I decided to up the ante. Introduce…directional print. I can do this. No pattern is too hard for me. I will not be broken….oh yeah…pep talk again….
I emerged triumphant but pretty tattered from my experience on this block.
Oh yes. It looks good now….but those directional prints tricked me. I made a whole new slew of mistakes on this one. Pieces were cut to the right size, the directions were going the right way. Block was FINISHED. And then… what? that doesn’t look right! Those THREE pieces are all pointing the wrong way. I didn’t do the right pattern. *Introduce seam ripper* Oh and did I mention that it’s already past 1 in the morning. Oh the witching hour….
But no block will get the best of me…I am better…I am stronger…I need sleep… pep talk again.
And by some miracle I managed to get those pieces out, switch them with each other, and sew them back in. And the block is now right where it should be. Phew!
So we stand equal on that one I think. So now it is Swoon : 2, Angela : 2. At least I have the pretty blocks to show my winnings. The swoon block only has part of my sanity…and who can it show that too? 😉