Sometimes I get stuck, which is where I’ve been on one small piece. I started it, put it down thinking the progress I’d made would leave adequate clues. It didn’t. Besides, it’s a pattern I struggle with. My brain doesn’t want to do it.
Sometimes I can work through it and at others, it completely baffles me. That’s what happened this week.
In the end, I did some experimenting and much needed practice. The piece on the right is the “authentic” pattern that challenges. It seems to work. The one on the left is simply one I wondered about and thought it could be a shortcut. It has possibilities I think, but obviously the one on the right is the stronger of the two.
On this fabric, muslin, the pattern just didn’t take that well. Something didn’t quite work (binding not tight enough?) but I can see some similarities and differences in the patterns. It’s enough to keep me interested, asking further questions and continuing with the practice.