… that quilting mistakes sometimes slip under the radar, and don’t present themselves until you’re well down the track with a project, and correcting the mistake then requires a whole lot of unpicking, re-arranging and re-sewing?!!! 😦
Take this project for example, which I got to the flimsy stage at the end of March this year, and then became tired of and put it away while I moved on to something else:
I was sorting through my WIPs and UFOs yesterday, looking for something to work on as my November OMG, and decided to finish this one off so I can add it to the donations pile at the December Christchurch Quilters’ meeting.
I spread it out on the bed, ready to audition backing and binding fabrics, and … WHAM!!! That’s when it hit me.
See the third row down? See how the blocks are all oriented the same way as rows 2 and 4? And see how the rest of the rows (1, 5, 6 and 7) are NOT all oriented the same way, but alternate from row to row??? *sigh*
So before I think about backing and binding, I now need to go back and unpick the side seams, unpick row 3 from rows 2 and 4, rearrange the blocks so they alternate correctly, and sew it all together again. By which time I may well be bored with it all over again …
This may or may not end up as my November OMG project. Some other brighter, more attractive, appealing project may well muscle its way into reckoning before then … all that lovely new fabric I’ve recently acquired is pretty tempting! 🙂