Yesterday I wrote about the mistake I made with the black batik, water, and the iron (aka the "checkerboard color bleed issue") . Then I realized that there was a good side to what could have (at least seemed like) disaster, and I made a new checkerboard.
Today I am a happy camper. I accepted my mistake, realized it had a positive side, accepted that challenge, and moved ahead with my art quilt. Is that a sign of maturity (I know; it's about time!)? I am not the one who can answer that. But I do know that it led to today's fun.
Here is a picture of the completed background:
Looks odd, doesn't it, and maybe even not very attractive? Keep in mind, it's the background which in a finished work is rarely noticed. And here is the new checkerboard.
Even without the context, I imagine you can tell why the original checkerboard with the one-inch squares wouldn't work.
Now if I could be sure to find more time to work on this . . .