I was so excited to learn how to do the tree of life quilt block. I don't know, it just seemed so cool. My first attempt at it was an epic FAIL. It was so bad, in fact, that I didn't even bother sewing it together. But I did learn a few things: 1) half square triangles are no one's friend. 2) starch is my best friend.
So, yes, I failed miserably at the Tree of Life the first time around. That being said, I tried again. Result?
Much better!!! I made this for my mom as a wall hanging for her birthday. I love how it turned out. I used civil war fabrics and then quilted it and bound it by hand. Not too shabby, especially it being a small quilt. The finished size is 16"x16".
I created this blog to post all the crap I make and all the crap I fail at making. I mean, let's be honest for a sec. I love to create but only half my stuff turns out "blog" worthy, you know? I am all about realism so this blog is dedicated to my successes and failures as a creative artist. I love to sew, make art in CS5, quilt, and play with my boys. I also get a kick out of the mistakes I make when working on a project, especially cuz it's usually do to the fact that I don't read directions. AT ALL. EVER. Here's to a blog that celebrates success and most importantly, failures!