Well, not a fail so much as way to involved to make.
I didn't post yesterday because I simply didn't have anything interesting to tell. I was just getting involved in this mess and the story had to wait a day.
I had to sidetrack off of the Christmas cards because I remembered some upcoming birthdays. One is my sister-in-law. She and my brother are serious cat people.
I was on Renaissance Ribbons recently looking for some ribbons for another Christmas card idea and I saw this cat ribbon. I just had to get it for JJ's birthday card. Of course I had no idea how I was going to use it but my deadline is looming and it was time to figure it out. Yesterday I started to work on ideas. It's a narrow (3/4") ribbon so it needed another element as the focal point for the card.
I rejected about a dozen ideas before I decided that a foundation pieced cat would be just the thing. I was already about 3 hours into the project by the time I got the cat drafted to my liking. Time to print the foundation papers.
(It kind of looks like a snake ready to strike the cat, doesn't it?)
But nothing ventured, nothing gained. Let's give this thing a try.
An HOUR AND A HALF later I had exactly one card made. I have enough ribbon for 9 cards! I don't really love the card but I will keep it and send this one to JJ. I know that she keeps all of the cards that I send her and she'll appreciate that it's a cat and hopefull will give me a "A" for effort.
Now I'm working on idea #2 for the remaining 8 cards. I don't know what that's going to be yet, except that it will be easier.
10/26/2018 07:43:54 am
Kudos for all the effort! It is going to be a cute card. I hope you find a more time effective solution for the other 8 cards.
10/26/2018 08:06:31 am
I think it looks fine, but that is a lot of time for one card. Could you fuse the cat shape rather than paper piecing it?
10/26/2018 09:38:04 am
I totally agree with you regarding the length of time involved in making this card, but it definitely shows how much you must love her to go to these extremes, and for that, you should definitely receive and A+. I also agree with Gene regarding the use of an applique, since there are so many cute images of cats available.
10/27/2018 12:29:31 pm
Time well spent I would say. Love that cat ribbon!
10/30/2018 03:52:11 pm
Oh that turned out SO great!! and she will appreciate the effort!!!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.