Thursday, February 21, 2019

10-4 Pixelated Groot

I am Groot!
18.5 x 40.5
The Project Quilting challenge this week was "pixel play". 
I am not a big fan of Pixelated quilts and never really wanted to make one. But, I'm not one to give up on a challenge so I looked at options until I found a Groot image. 
I like Groot and I sure hope he comes back (somehow) in this latest movie my husband is looking forward to so much. I decided to get my nerd on. 
That was my last good decision on this piece. It's been a series of unfortunate choices from the very beginning. 
  • I chose to make it too small.
  • I chose the wrong interfacing.
  • That prompted a different decision in construction which was really wrong.
  • The fabric kept fraying (bad choice)
  • I kept trying to make it work and it got worse and worse. 
  • At a certain point, I felt it was a lost cause and didn't want to waste any more "good" fabric to the cause. 
  • I had a colonoscopy in the middle and lost time ( two days) working on this piece. I honestly think it wouldn't have helped it, but it made it impossible for me to start over. 
  • I like the image and will probably try it again sometime.
  • I will use better interfacing and bigger squares.
  • I will use better fabric.
But for now...
  • I will forgive myself for doing such a crappy job on this. 
  • I will take what I've learned and carry on.
  • I will see this as an aberration to my larger body of work.
  • Failure can teach too.


At 12:59 PM, Blogger Katie said...

I love your Groot and if you hadn't told us all that was wrong, we would have just assumed you meant it to be that way! But I do understand about the frustration of things not coming out as we had envisioned in our head. Still, Groot is great!

At 10:13 PM, Blogger Mindy said...

My geeky husband approves! From a distance it looks great - which is the point of pixels anyway, right? Fantastic work!

At 12:29 PM, Blogger PersimonDreams said...

gah! I love him! great work!


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