This little guy was my 2nd attempt, the first attempt was a pair of cowboy boots on a bandana type fabric. Cute and would have worked had I not messed up the machine blanket stitch. While ripping out the mistake I somehow managed to put a hole in the fabric. When I got ready to do the new one I changed direction and thought I'd make a likeness of Little Black Brindle.
This 2nd attempt didn't work out either. It was my first try at the Eleanor Burns style of applique using a lightweight fusible interfacing. I was in too much of a hurry I guess and poked clear through the interfacing in several spots, the tip of his ear, and the chest area of the coat. I also missed the 1/4" seam at his collar so that didn't look right. OK so this wasn't all that hard, I'll just make another...
I was starting to get desperate to finish this and
lost my mind thought I should do it the needle turn method. I figured I'd get a smoother turn if I stitch the 1/4" seam then pressed the seam under. Well of course THAT didn't work! So, rip out the stitching or make a new one? Well a new one of course!
So, 3rd attempt at Little Black Brindle and 4th attempt at any type of block for her project. I had gotten the pieces sewn together a few days ago and this morning I thought I'd try to get this one finished and be able to mail it out today or tomorrow. OK, so I should have figured that if the other 3 I'd already tried were
nightmares difficult this one would follow suit. But still I plunged ahead knowing I had a ton of other things I needed to do to be able to leave for a couple of days.