Monday, January 29, 2007

A HAPPY MISTAKE

I was both inspired and encouraged by Anita - My Country Cottage Garden Blog http://ein-stueck-garten.blogspot.com/ to have a go at making a decorative patchwork heart. It has taken me a bit of time to get around to doing this, so I’ve missed out on the vintage heart swap that has recently been set up for interested bloggers to participate in.

However, during the last few days, I’ve drawn on my limited patchwork skills and made a start. All seemed to be progressing well, until I realised that I’d mistakenly cut off the top portion of my backing fabric, which was also acting as my pattern, so I had to cut anew, the top part of the heart. This is where it all went badly wrong and when John saw it he said this top part looked more like a pair of rabbit’s ears, which I had to agree, it did.

I was so disappointed, after all my efforts, there was no way I could salvage this, without, yes! cutting the so called 'ears' off and calling my heart a little bag instead.

I think my little bag looks quite pretty as a first attempt, despite it having had a change of identity from what it started out to be. Hence a ‘happy mistake’ after all.

If you'd like to see more detail, click on the pictures.

13 comments:

Lis said...

So beautiful and so delicate; how wonderful!

Henny said...

Your mistake is really adorable.

Wildflower Cabin said...

It's absolutely beautiful! You did an amazing job on it and I love all the colors! :o) It looks like it was supposed to be that way from the beginning. :o)
Flora

Joanne said...

I love it! A most serendipitous mistake...

Anita said...

Marion, this is sooo beautiful!!! Well done! And I am so glad I insprired you ... and Lis! I've already seen her second heart, it's wonderfull!

Anonymous said...

So glad you avoided that "Watership Down" look.............

Susie said...

Love the colors you chose and it's nice that you figured out another use for the patchwork!
xoxo

Connie said...

You did a wonderful job. I just think it is beautiful.

Take care,
Connie

Hillside Garden said...

Don't worry, it is wonderful!

Al

Annabelle said...

Sometimes mistakes turn out to be real surprises.Lovely colors Marion.

Annabelle~^..^~ xo

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

When a "Mistake" turns out this good I think you should not worry about a thing...most of my mistakes are really that...MISTAKES!! Sandy

Samantha said...

For a mistake - it is certainly beautiful :)

Carol said...

A beautiful mistake indeed Marion and well done for your first attempt!I also love the colours you chose!
I'm giving away a paper heart this way, infected by the "love of the heart" which is going on in blogland at the moment, come on by if you'd like to be in the draw! xox