When I was a student in school (elementary through graduate school) I had to read and re-read and read it again before I GOT IT... before I learned the material. Well today I realized that I have the same "problem" if you will with learning a new quilting concept. Or maybe it's just about seeing and understanding anything multiple times before I truly understand it. I need to see it, hear it, many times before it gets in.
This morning I had another "hole in my day"( a free hour+ lunch break) so I rushed home thinking I would cut and pin more pieces from pattern two. I was looking at what I completed last night and something was not right. Finally I saw it. I had been unsure about some dotted lines in the pattern and had emailed Melissa Bula to ask about them. She told me they were the leaves behind the flower petals. Oh. But I didn't have those leaves yet in my composition.
Well, I had seen the letter that stood for a shade of green and cut it to be not only the area under the dotted lines but the area above them too. So I could not see any leaves. Today I took a white pencil and drew the leaves according to the pattern's dotted lines, then cut that extra fabric away and Whah-La I have leaves. The rest is background fabric showing through. I was wondering why I was covering the entire background fabric. Now I see. Now I understand.
I guess I am still a "slow learner". ;-)
So glad I saw it before I ironed these pieces in place.
I think I also now understand why I was supposed to buy Steam 2 fusible instead of what I got for cheap. I think Steam 2 would have stuck to the fabric without needing to be pinned. So I am doing twice the work, for half the price. Oh well. Live and learn again.
See if you can see the difference between todays photos and last nights.