designer flaw + giveaway

hello Monday!

designer flaw
today we are continuing with our Wonder series…
click here to read the last post…

the fabrics in this picture were what I wanted to use as my first project…

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I really fell in love with these butterflies…
and was swooning over the triangle print…oh those colors had me by the throat!

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I thought I would make up my fun little plus runner pattern….

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however the more I worked on this project, the more I didn’t like how it was turning out…
I loved the fabrics, but something just wasn’t right…
I realized the butterfly print was not going to work in this pattern…

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so I scraped it and when instead with this combination…
oh..yes, that looks much better!!

so my lesson was that even seasoned piecemakers can make fabric combination errors…

and the scrap giveaway for today…
spy something fun??
leave me a comment to enter…
I will announce a winner on Friday…

Happy Sewing!

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18 Responses to designer flaw + giveaway

  1. Sally Woolard May 21, 2018 at 7:44 am #

    I agree with your second fabric selection…much more pleasing to the eye.
    I love the little tease of Sesame Street fabric in the scrap pile!

  2. Tannis W May 21, 2018 at 9:59 am #

    That butterfly fabric is so pretty, but yes, definitely did not show your quilt pattern well. I love all the blues in the scrap pile!

  3. Lori Smanski May 21, 2018 at 10:26 am #

    i really like your second choice. this is very pretty. yes the butterfly’s need a bigger space. I agree, we all make mistakes, it is however how we handle them that says a lot about us. Good for you.

  4. Michele Crews May 21, 2018 at 10:46 am #

    Really like the triangles fabric!

  5. Rita Long May 21, 2018 at 10:48 am #

    Yes your second choice is much better. Can you salvage the yellow pieces?

  6. Karen May 21, 2018 at 10:57 am #

    I have a hard time switching once i’ve Started! Glad you were able to, the blue makes it pop!

  7. Elizabeth Porter May 21, 2018 at 11:42 am #

    Yes, the second choice was better.

  8. tarnia May 21, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

    I spy some Alison Glass…..just peaking around a corner.

  9. Shirley Elliott May 21, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

    Like the second choice better. Projects do not always evolve as we picture them in our heads. Well, at least not for me. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  10. Nicole Sender May 21, 2018 at 6:35 pm #

    I spy a Sesame Street scrap?!

  11. Lori Morton May 21, 2018 at 11:01 pm #

    Looove your Second choice too!! Beautiful!! I spy Daisies!! Loove em!! & the” starry sky sparkles” at the bottom…Pretty! Thank for chance to win your Give-a-way 😀

  12. annette ellis May 22, 2018 at 8:49 am #

    The yellow butterfly fabric blended into the yellow plus too much. Great fabric choice with the turquoise fabric. I love the triangle fabric.

  13. Patti A. May 22, 2018 at 10:36 am #

    Now why won’t I love them both but you of course are so right about the second is the best by far. I love that aqua print. all the scraps look like fun to me! Have a great day!!

  14. Patty May 22, 2018 at 11:35 am #

    The change created a knock out look for the plus pattern. Great insights to fabric choice Brooke! I spy Sesame Street…:)

  15. Beth T. May 23, 2018 at 3:49 am #

    I don’t know who designed the dark blue/black on the far right, but I like it!

    Your project photos today are great examples of what works and what doesn’t–showing that it’s not about good or bad fabric, since all of that fabric is great, but some of it is a better choice for this design.

  16. Deb May 23, 2018 at 6:39 am #

    I definitely spy some selvages!!! I’ve been saving them for a collection to eventually do something with. That would be fun!

  17. Lulu May 23, 2018 at 9:03 am #

    Yes, the last project is much better!

  18. Ruth Clapp May 25, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

    I loved your runners but what is the point of giving us only a few seconds to see the clear picture before it “blurs”?

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