Sunday, September 1, 2013


If your quilt has an error and the casual observer can not detect it, does the error it exist?  
I am going to pretend that it doesn't. 
There are actual 2 errors.  Today, I am not inclined to fix either.

OK.  I'll tell you, if you promise not to blab.  One strip of blocks got flipped when I was sewing them together (second diagonal from the bottom right).  From a practical standpoint that means that the South Dakota and Wisconsin blocks are swapped.  (The blocks are in alphabetical order starting in the top left with Alabama, ending with WY in the bottom right).  I have the state or block name written in red ink on the block, so that writing is also upside down.  Error 2 has to do with a block size variation that I failed to notice and compensate for.  That makes the sashing in the lower left 3 rows take a significant zig-zag.  

Maybe I'll fix the state order.  Zig fix is too complicated for the minimal difference to make it worth while.


Julie Fukuda said...

If you have to point out the mistake, it isn't that big. I usually don't notice mine until I am quilting... and by then, it is too late anyway.

Kay Stephenson said...

I'm curious about your source for state block designs. I haven't been able to find a complete list or descriptions.

Lynne said...

I look at it like this: if I'm keeping the object or giving it to someone close to me and I'll have to look at it for the next umpteen years, I fix the mistake. If I'm giving it away and it's not obvious, I probably won't -- my time is worth than a need for perfection. That being said, I don't believe in ugly quilts or sloppy workmanship just because the item will be given to someone unknown to me!

Or you could apply the "galloping horse" test: would a rider on a galloping horse notice? ;-)