Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My big mistake!

It was quilted and trimmed before I saw it. I considered ripping out all the quilting, taking the top apart and fixing it. I'm kind of bummed that I messed this great pattern up ~ but I don't think it's in me to tear it apart and start over. My husband couldn't see it - but I'm sure you do!

A quilt for the baby's room :)

In more successful projects...

Fabric leaves, cut from Amy Butler prints, decoupaged onto a painted canvas board.


My completed embroidery project, simply backed and bound.


Back to the big mistake - I'd love to know - would you take it apart?

Oh and BTW, I've recently hopped onto Instagram. I'm enjoying taking daily photos of what I'm working on - clammon if you want to follow me!        . . . Cindy

48 comments:

  1. No way would I take it apart - I think our mistakes are what make our work unique and special. It is HANDMADE, for goodness sake!! I think it's lovely either way. I also really like the Amy Butler canvas - I may need to try that!

    ReplyDelete
  2. No way would I take it apart. I can't even see a mistake! Looks perfect to me.

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's beautiful just the way it is! How many people would even notice the error over the cuteness? Get the binding on, it's perfect. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. i cant notice a mistake, i love the colours you used :)

    rachael

    ReplyDelete
  5. consider it an intentional adventure in character development! frankly, the hiccups are the interesting aspect to art. embrace your humanity, it strengthens me to know that even fab bloggers are human and can find humor in it. we have all been there. I will champion your layout in my next quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Don't tear it out - asymmetry is in and it looks like you did it on purpose. No one will notice! It is very cute.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'd definitely not worry about it. Who said the world had to be perfectly symmetrical? I know that even my face is not exactly the same on each side!! I think it makes a nice wave pattern the way it is, which is probably more interesting than a straight line. Leave it and love it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. No way, not everyone will notice it, consider it unique and beautiful.

    CAB in AR

    ReplyDelete
  9. It took me the longest time to find -- I think it looks wonderful the way it is and that you should not take it out!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I honestly can't see a mistake...to me it is a beautiful quilt that will be very warm and comforting to use.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I think it makes it more modern to leave it in and have it be asymmetrical. Also, as kids we were taught at my summer camp, that the Native Americans put in an intentional mistake into every beading project that they did so that the gods wouldn'tbe offended and think that they were trying to be perfect. Don't know whether it is apocryphal or not but since then I have always embraced my mistakes.
    Kathy L.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I LIKE the placement of the blocks. It looks intentional. Symmetry is over rated!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I think I see what you mean, but I don't view it as a mistake at all. It looks beautiful as is!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Um, I can't see a mistake. I just see a truly adorable quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Definitely no unpicking needed - just gorgeous as it is xx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Don't change it- it looks intentional and no one but you and those you told to look for it will notice. The baby sure won't.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Like everyone else I didn't see it right away so I'd say leave it. :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I wouldn't take it apart; I'd call it "modern."

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too! (When I looked at the picture before reading, I thought "what a nice modern quilt!")

      Delete
  19. Had I not quilted it, yes, I probably would have taken it apart. I recently took apart a zig zag quilt to fix one little square that I put the wrong color fabric in. It took my husband some time to notice it, but he finally did. Being that it's quilted already though, it is what it is and quite frankly if you don't say anything, nobody will know you didn't mean for that to happen.

    I know what it's like though. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and it would be really hard for me to leave.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I think I see what you mean....but there is NO WAY I would take it apart.

    ReplyDelete
  21. It is beautiful! I definitely would not take quilting out for that little mistake. The baby will love it!

    ReplyDelete
  22. THE QUILT IS BEAUTIFUL REGARDLESS. I DEFINATELY WOULD NOT TAKE OUT ALL THAT QUILTING. IT'S FUNNY, I HAD THE SAME THING HAPPEN IN 2 OF MY QUILTS THIS WEEK. HOWEVER MY HUSBAND SAW THEM BEFORE I STARTED QUILTING THEM LOL. WHO SAYS MEN NEVER PAY ATTENTION.

    ReplyDelete
  23. You're looking at this the wrong way......You need to be like 'Hell yeah, it looks better like this!". Really though, it look lovely. If you told me that's what the pattern said to do, I'd believe you!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Girl! It's just your humility part of that quilt. Every quilt has one! No one is perfect! I think it looks fab!

    ReplyDelete
  25. heck no - if you didn't notice it until that point no one else will unless you point it out. It's a beautiful quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Heck no I wouldn't take it apart. Really- only you will notice it. I think it is a wonderful quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  27. You have got to be kidding! Seriously?

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh wow, I love love LOVE your Candy Necklace anyway! The colors are just so beautiful! No, don't take it apart—call it your own unique twist on the design. : )

    ReplyDelete
  29. I think it looks good! A little asymmetry is good for the soul, no? fun leaves and stitching too!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I wouldn't take it apart! I think it looks great! LOVE what you did with the canvas :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Absolutely NOT! piecing mistakes = design opportunities and this one works!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I see it but it's totally ok! It's terrific just like it is!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Cindy, it's an adorable quilt. Just because it isn't exactly like the pattern doesn't mean it's wrong. I actually think that it is more interesting the way you did it! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Definitely not! Love it just the way it is, and it's beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  35. No!, Cindy, don't take it out! It's a great quilt just the way it is!
    Love the decoupaging! How did you do it? Can I pin it!?

    ReplyDelete
  36. I took forever to find it! Looks like is modernly placed that way! Leave it :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. I definitely do not consider that a mistake. And it took me forever to spot it! No one will notice! It's completely fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Who's to say you didn't do that on purpose! I think it looks fabulous and I wouldn't change a thing!!!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Don't take it apart. It looks great just as it is.

    ReplyDelete
  40. If you hadn't said there was a mistake, I never would have realized it wasn't intentional. Leave it, it's beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I can't even see a mistake, so I think you're good!

    ReplyDelete
  42. No I definitely would not - I'd embrace the difference - yours is unique!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I see the mistake, but after quilting I definitely wouldn't take it out. I like the placement even though it's off. It makes kind of a cool new pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I can't find the mistake. Leave it. Don't look at it for 3 days and it will go away. c

    ReplyDelete
  45. Do not change it. I call those happy accidents. If anyone notices, tell them you meant to do it, keeps it from looking too matchy-matchy. Traditional quilters call these things their "humility blocks". If you hadn't said anything, I may never have noticed.

    ReplyDelete
  46. My first grand child's quilt had a glaring mistake that I did not see until I saw a picture of it. Have not found it in yours. Will have to look longer. N

    ReplyDelete
  47. CarolNo way, no how, would I make any changes,! First I can't see it, and secondly, a quilting teacher once told us that you never point out a mistake, big or little, because from that moment on, that is what that person will see first.The Amish make a humility block on each quilt, to emphasize their belief that only God is perfect, and they believe that perfection, if strived for is being prideful.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for taking time to comment!