If you’ve been glancing at my sidebar, you might notice that little yellow button over there. See it? Says “Stash Bee”. You guessed it, I joined a quilt block swap this year, in an effort to help improve and stretch my quilting skills. Well, the first block is supposed to be a tree-that’s the only real direction other than that the negative space has to be Kona White, the rest scrappy (fit right in with this months challenge here right?).
I’m a girl who likes things laid out for me plain, so I know exactly what I’m expected to do…so as soon as I saw the theme I went “Oh crap”. Have to use my imagination from the get go! So I hemmed around for a few days formulating an idea for a block..then set out to put it on fabric. This is what I ended up with:
Quit laughing. Seriously. It’s not THAT funny. Ok, maybe it is..it makes me giggle when I look at it too. Suffice to say this is NOT what it looked like in my head LOL! I call it the genetically modified tree because we all know how genetically modified seeds do their own thing, and this tree is obviously doing his own thing.
I sent the picture to the girl it’s supposed to be for so she could get a giggle out of it (I’ll be remaking this block tomorrow, I wouldn’t feel right sending this as my contribution! No matter how laughter inducing it is.), and she said it actually looks like the Whomping Willow from Harry Potter:
She’s totally right! LOL! I may try and play with it a bit to improve it, but it may end up being a wadder (aka..headed to trashcan central). I do have another idea for a block that I think (hope?) would be super cute too, so we’ll see!
Are you playing along busting scraps? Share a link to what you’ve been working on so we can cheer you on!