Spring. It inspired me to make some thing springy. Light, airy and fresh. Too bad it didn't work out! Or did it?!
Have you ever began something with great confidence only to realize too late that you messed up? Maybe you back tracked and fixed it, or maybe you didn't. Maybe you thought it won't make that much of a difference (or will it?), so you decided to power through and hope for the best.
That would be me! I needed to make a gift, something I have made a couple times before and really didn't think it would be such an ordeal!
Hazel the Hedgehog. Oh Hazel. With Spring on the mind I carefully picked fabrics that were light, airy and fresh. I began feeling very confident, after all I've made Hazel a few times, and I was sure I had it in the bag even before I started.
I was careful. I knew there was one step that always tripped me up, but I aced it! I made it through without a hitch.
But my cockiness was short lived. I screwed up! What the heck was I thinking? I missed one step, but had sewn and trimmed before I realized it. At this point I was at a cross roads. The right thing would be rip it out, re-cut and start over. The right thing.
I may take a little heat for this, but I totally didn't do the right thing. Rationalizing, I decided to move on and hope it would all come together and look fine.
What did I do? Where was the mistake? Look at Springy Hazel and now look at my previous Hazels...
See the dark strip between the ears? I forgot to add it. I missed that step. I was betting it wouldn't make that much of a difference. That after adding the glasses, it would be fine.
I'll let you be the judge of that! In my mind, she still turned out to be a winner, a keeper.
I know most everyone would take the time and make it right. I should have. But plain and simply...I did not.
After adding the glasses, and they did help, I finished her up with the usual straight line quilting. Naturally highlighting her highlight!
The question is: Was I wrong or was I right? Is it okay or is it not? I don't know that there is always a right or wrong way. How many times have you modified a pattern to make it easier or different? I feel like I should have gone the extra mile and fixed the mistake. Then again, she doesn't look bad either!