Friday, January 16, 2015

Jaws or Flipper?

So I’m making the blocks for the Pirate BOM I’m teaching at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. and am making good headway when the strangest thing happened. I traced my pattern onto Wonder Under and fused it to my fabric, cut it out and prepared to add the piece to the background fabric when ….!#)#*_!*$&(_!_# it’s not a shark it’s flipper. I’m looking at it and looking at it and thinking, was the pattern piece not reversed when I traced it, I thought it was. I was stumped. I stood for the longest time trying to figure out what I had done wrong, about to curse, actually I was already cursing  as I didn’t have anymore of the blue fabric that I had chosen, pissed off because I had made such a silly mistake. I rechecked the pattern piece, and I had done it right…why was this guy backwards and why did it look like a dolphin and not my shark.
Then I flipped it around…..
Amazing, a shark is just a dolphin upside down…who knew!
Now he looks better. This is Amy Bradley’s design called Pirates…sharks are suppose to be scary, but this guy is just adorable.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That just goes to show that everything depends on how you look at it!

    I agree, the shark is adorable.