Thursday, 20 October 2011

Is It Just Me......

...That can't follow instructions?...I set out with good intentions, really meaning to do as I'm told.
This is the pattern (sorry it's a link and not a picture). I thought I'm going to make this....

but I didn't like the colours.... so I chose my own...

I didn't like the 'fat' Santa so he went!

I'd lost the will to live by the time I'd pieced three Santas..........

So I made it smaller........................so much for following instructions!

15 comments:

Sue said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again.....you have so much more patience than me!! The finished result is lovely though!

Chicken Licken said...

Who needs a pattern anyway!! Super and lovely!

scrappyjacky said...

Pattern or not....it looks stunning.

Quiltjane said...

You version has turned out well. It will make a very festive wall hanging.

Sid said...

Brilliant !!

Ribbon Girl said...

Why bother with patterns - its gorgeous! Mary G x

upstateLisa said...

very cute. I just don't read ALL the directions which some times leads to oopsies.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Your design is all the lovelier for being your own. I have the same aversion to following instructions but love being 'shown' how to! penny

My name is Cindy said...

What a lovely piece! And not following instructions is how youmakeit your own. (However after spending hours trying to make a box last night I really wish I could find an idiot proof set of boxmaking instructions!!)

sewtakeahike said...

it's absolutely not just you, Effie! I very rarely follow a pattern, but like to make it my own, just like you did. I think it's a good thing!

Deborah said...

You've made it all your own which is just as it should be IMO.

Angelnorth said...

Ah but you made it your own which is way more valuable that being able to follow instructions - looks fab, too!

Kath said...

It's lovely, and all the better for being your own design.

Sue said...

I love the way you've made this your own.

Sue said...

I love the way you've made this your own.