I just thought I’d share a couple of projects I have worked on that have major mistakes that, for whatever reason, I didn’t notice until the project was too far along to want to take it apart and repair it. Here’s the first one!
I’m not sure you can see it very easily since there is not a whole lot of contrast in the blocks. (This was my first quilt, and I just purchased fabric that I loved for it!) If you look at the far right column and the start block just above the nine patch at the bottom, you should be able to see that one of the HST units is not rotated correctly. I didn’t notice it until the entire quilt was assembled and layered and I started quilting it. Since it was a learning quilt and I was very ill (I had emergency surgery for a septic gall bladder before I even got this bound), I decided to let it stay as an object lesson to inspect everything very carefully before assembling and layering and quilting. (Okay, truth here: I was sick and anxious to be finished with this quilt!) This was obviously a lesson I have forgotten because…
Maybe this is why I like batiks
Can you believe that I didn’t notice the mistake in this block until I had totally put it together? Geeesh! Obviously, this will not go into any quilt any time soon! Grrrrrrr! However, I was already thinking I needed a less busy background fabric, so…. I guess it is all good.
Do you have any quilty mistakes that you didn’t repair and want to share?