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Jan 09

Major Mistakes I Have Made

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!

The quilt I made in my first class which has a major mistake in it.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

Lucky Star Practice Block with major mistakeCan 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?

Quilt on!

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  1. Landscapelady

    oh, how many times have we all done this? chalk it up to a learning experience (except I keep doing it) lol! I hate ripping so much, if at all possible I will redo the whole block first, but that’s just me.

  2. Jaye

    Poor you! Remember: a sign of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

  3. Sandi

    You are so good to share with us the mistakes you made as a beginner. We all make mistakes no matter which stage of the game we are at. I’m sure we all have a few doozies in the closet! Lol!

  4. Jackie

    Mistakes are and will always be a part of the process and many times our “mistakes” become new design element possibilities that result in a better quilt. Keep at it.

  5. Valerie

    Oh, if I could just turn fabrics to the right side! Just made a gift that had a patch like this. I decided it was not noticible to the untrained eye (you know, Frances and her theories about the Muggles), and I’m going to gift it anyway. Thank you for sharing.

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