Sometimes, here at the Thistle Patch, things don’t always work out. Sometimes it’s time related, sometimes it’s lack of raw materials related, and sometimes it’s because I just can’t get what’s in my head onto whatever medium I’m working in. Today would be one of those days.
Above is the base of what I wanted to use for my Texting While Sewing entry. It’s a paper pieced section of the map of Paris across from the Eiffel Tower, where the bottom right hand corner piece is where the tower actually stands. I was going to pop in a fussy cut pic of the tower from the fabric below, but it was a bit too big. Then I was going to applique it on, but again, I couldn’t get it to work right. I also wanted to have a French style big with a big basket full of baguettes and the like in the bottom left, but again, I just couldn’t get the proportions to work right either as an embroidery or an applique. I know I can use this made up bit, but I think it’ll be making up part of a larger collage where I can still somehow work those elements in.
So yes, this was the block that wasn’t, and as penance I cleaned today. And cleaned. And cleaned. I have a visitor coming on Friday and I didn’t really want to kill her off with any lethal bacteria, or the shock at the state of the place! Tonight I’ll be working on my Sailor Mouth Swap, and a blog hop I’ll be announcing on Thursday…
I'm sorry it didn't turn out the way you wanted. For the record, I think it is really cool looking.
Oh I hate it when things don't work out how you see them in your head! I should clean around here too but I've run out of energy thanks to Chief coming down for a few hours.
I love this Katy – Before I read your post I was looking at the block thinking … that's such a cool map, I must make something like that!
So, you see … one person's disappointment is another's inspiration!
I can't believe we had chosen the same fabric for the comp! Sorry it didn't do what you wanted. I don't think I a going to make the deadline with mine….
Even if it didn't work out the way you wanted the street map idea is a pretty stinkin' good one 🙂
I really like your map, sorry you couldn't get the other elements to work but it looks great to me as is!
I think it looks like a really cool break in a mirror the way it is right now.
Like I'm wondering how to recreate it on a larger scale.
Oh you better be dusting off the red carpet and everything!!!
I really like it! Have a great time with your visitor, you lucky things!!
Hmmm Okay so I'm not quite so clever to see a map, but I did honestly see and think oooh that looks cool. Very frustrating when you have an idea in your head you cant get out properly. Shall I bring my white gloves? 😉
What a shame it didn't work, it's such a clever idea! Cleaning is good for the soul, makes room for more creative mess, after your visitor has been.. The Sailor Mouth swap sounds awesome.
This sounds like an amazing idea, but difficult to execute. Your block is so cool though, even if it didn't quite turn out the way you wanted it!
Love the idea of the block. Shame you didn't feel it worked. Can you come clean my place now? Keep you in practice and all.
Oh dear it can be a real bummer when something in your head doesn't turn out right in fabric.
Cleaning is good. I have a rug when your done =D
That's a very cute concept.What a creative idea !
Don't you hate it when you cant get it to translate out of your head onto the fabric?
Waiting to see one you are happy with because this is seriously one of the best ideas ever!
PS. Cant believe you cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. Thats sick !
It is a happy accident because it looks really cool! I need to clean too! Rather read blogs today! Come sign up for my giveaway! I really do love your block!
Clever idea! If at first you don't succeed…! Jxo
Well I like the writing block. You must have imagined something different. We all have failures in life, it just makes us all the stronger to try again.
i think it is great! you are way to hard on yourself!
Sorry it wasn't what you wanted, but it does still look really cool. I need to clean…but that doesn't mean it's going to happen 🙂
it's still a lovely block even tho it didn't turn out as you would have liked.
I am glad I am not the only one that this happens to. I had to remake (from scratch) two blocks yesterday. I have no idea what to do with the ones that were not the right size for my quilt! UGH! I think your block looks cool, just for the record.
Love this idea, and the block looks great so far. Good luck working through the challenges!