Monday, April 22, 2013

Oh ratz a fratz


Do you Pinterest? I love Pinterest. This little guy I found while surfing,  this weekend is a great reason why. He is a free pattern from...

                            http://www.whimsandfancies.com/bear-cub/  

I was in the mood for a quick and easy little paper piecing project. So I printed it out and started to work. There were a lot of little pieces in this project. Much more involved than I am used to, but not difficult by any means.  I was so delighted to find that each section went together like clockwork. I'm feeling like I am on top of the paper piecing world!  :-)

 
Here is my little guy!
 
It was one of those ratz a fratz moments.  Does he look a little strange to you? 
I guess that's what happens when you print out something, while your printer is running dangerously low on ink.
I see his paw is in tree branch fabric and the branch... well that's wrong too.
Arrrrgh
and I was so excited about my progress too
 
 
Now, I know a real quilter would take it all apart to fix it.
Some might even throw it in a corner and forget it.
 
Trust me I considered those options. LOL!!
 
But for me, the queen of fusible applique. I cheated instead.
 
 
Who says you can't fix anything with fusible and some clear thread!
The little guy is all better now, but it's a good lesson on using proper tools.
Either have a photo of what your working on, or have ink in your printer so you can tell what your supposed to be doing!
I know someone out there is saying...
I told you so!
 
:-)
Ok, I understand now!
 
Grab this adorable free pattern and make one up for yourself.
And you can always follow me on Pinterest.
 
 

16 comments:

  1. LOL - very cute! I wouldn't have taken him apart either. Thanks for the link.

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  2. Great patch job, who'da guessed, not me. Like you I would not have ripped, my solution would have been trying to do it with a Pigma pen. Have a great day.

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  3. Hi!!! I love him!!! Too adorable!!!! Love the way you fixed him right up!!!

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  4. Now aren't you the smart cookie! He is gorgeous and you did an awesome job!

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  5. I have not ventured into the paper piecing world yet. You did a great job on this one and I LOVE the save!

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  6. Very sweet and I love the idea of a 'band aid'. :-)

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  7. Yippee for fusible applique fudging! Good for you! Your cub is just delightful. Thanks for the link to the bear pattern!

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  8. Very cute bear and a great solution to fix the mistake . I love pinterest , I spend way too much time there ;-)

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  9. You are funny. I spent enough quality time with my seam ripper this weekend on my City Sampler QAL blocks. Those dang 1" rectangles.

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  10. Oh thank you ..he is too cute to resist

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  11. That would have been my solution too:) He's adorable and nobody but you will ever notice.

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  12. He is so cute. I'm glad you could fix him up.

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  13. Great end result. I agree with your wonderful solution. Much better than throwing it out. And he sure does look adorable.
    Has the snow gone away yet??

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  14. He's SO CUTE!!! And "Go, Applique!" Use its power freely. ;D perfect save

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  15. That is so cute. I love your solution to the wrong fabrics!

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