Sunday, August 30, 2009

Did I do that????? Surely not!

Can some one explain this to me? I designed the quilt in EQ6, which seemed to take forever as I kept changing the border layout. Once done, I was pleased - but then after putting some blocks together, I even changed this layout that I had labored so long on.

I was thrilled to find the perfect fabric and set about cutting it into tiny triangles - all 2,248 of them plus a extra "just in case". Each quare was meticulously trimmed to make sure it was the proper shape and seam lines drawn (this step was after I made a few stars and realized my cutting was not quite as precise as it should be and that I do not sew a true 1/4 inch seam.) Then organized into trays so that I could keep the colors straight.

I cut small 1/2 inch squares of each color and made a color layout that I constantly refer to to make sure I am getting all the pieces in the right order, laying them out on my flannel board before I start sewing them together. I check off those I have completed so I don't lose my place.

The evolving quit top resides on my design wall so that I can also check the block against the ones that will be above it - once again, just checking to make sure I am getting all the points in the right place. Each completed row is added to the design wall and checked before sewing it to the top.




So would someone please tell me how this happened?????

Its the fifth block from the left in the picture above. I put the completed row up before sewing it on and &*^%$@)(*^&^ there it was in all its glory. The teal star is right, it's that blue point that is wrong. Now do you have any idea how hard this is going to be to remove and sew the correct color in? I thought maybe I would just leave it there for my "humility" block, but this quilt has quite a bit of humility already.

So today will be a rip roaring day as I rip out the wrong point and my mind roars at me for being so careless. I plan on working on this quilt at retreat in October. I wonder if that is a good idea. All that fun and chatter - who knows, I will be lucky to have any of the star points in the right spaces!

Happy Sunday!

22 comments:

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Well, I think you are being too hard on yourself! But, yea, I can tell so rip that sucker out!

Carrie said...

Wow! What a beautiful quilt that is shaping up to be! I never tackle anything so precise b/c I know I would screw it up a million times. I think you're doing great if this is the first block you have to rip apart. I would be frustrated too, because ripping seams always seems like the antithesis of progress to me, but in the end it is so worth it.

Jackie said...

That definitely happens to the best of us. Sometimes you will be working along dotting all your I's and crossing all the t's and bamm, it hits you, something is wrong. Then you must consider... "unsew or not unsew". This is when you say to yourself..."Self, how important is this quilt to me?". Personally, I think this quilt is important to you and agree that you should do some dreaded "unsewing" . Believe me, I feel your pain!!

Karen said...

Oh, my. I don't like ripping out. But it happens to us all even with the best laid plans. It is going to be a gorgeous quilt.

Carol said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! That is an amazing design.

Andrea said...

Only you know how much this block will bug you if it's left. It is so absolutely lovely - I want one - lol !! x

Colleen said...

Oh WOW this is striking! Very beautiful... and sad, but it will drive you nuts if you don't take it out, I bet. But hey, I usually don't correct mistakes unless I absolutely have to! I hate seam ripping :o)

Marsha said...

Looks like an easy mistake to me but not so easy to fix. You are doing a beautiful job on this quilt. This little goof will be but a distant memory when you are finished. I really love your colors.

Granny Lyn said...

Humility block? I don't see any mistakes,,,that quilt is going to be GORGEOUS!!!

can't wait to see the end result!

Quilt Hollow said...

It is fun to see what people create with EQ and then watch as they make that come to life! This is stunning! Yeah...rip out...you'll be glad later. You want to take to a retreat....need concentration? Hmmmmm....I'd have to take a different no brainer project. LOL

Carin said...

You have designed and created a beautiful quilt don't be hard on yourself, I hope that it isn't to awful to take out and fix. I love the quilt.

belinda said...

Oh me Oh my...LOL...I'm not laughing at you...I'm just laughing
at how MY weekend went...It sure resembles what I am reading here...doesn't our quilting just make us CRAZY sometimes...I spent
my Sunday afternoon ripping and ripping....not what my minds eye had invisioned for my afternoon!!!
I hope you figure it out....my sympathies!!!

Catherine said...

With a quilt like that, I think you're doing incredibly well only having to unsew for one block1 It is going to be absolutely gorgeous and well worth the effort!!

Salem Stitcher said...

At least you saw it now instead of after it's quilted. Been there...

It is unbelievably gorgeous by the way.

And as far as working on it at retreat...I tend to go for more mindless sewing at retreats...too many distractions!

Thimbleanna said...

Eeek! Well, that quilt is going to be gorgeous, humility or not LOL!

julieQ said...

I think you were a example of doing it perfectly right! I have no idea how that naughty blue triangle crept in there...the quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

*karendianne. said...

I have to just compliment you on this quilt ~ first and foremost. It's utterly amazing and will be a true, real, honest-to-goodness Masterpiece when it's done. That's just my "centering" thought.

And now I'm going to say bloody dagnabit! I could freakin' blow a gasket but once I get over it, I'll calm down and handle it because it has Masterpiece written all over it.

I mean, really, do you think the creation of "The David" went so well for Leonardo? Okay, maybe that's taking it a bit far but I'm just sayin'...

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Teresa, I have found when that has happened to me...it bugs me....I do the unpicking when I am in the right frame of mind....if I don't the problem then becomes threefold.....will be stunning ....hugs lyn

Suze said...

I have recently experienced something similar. The quilt was layered and basted and ready to quilt. I discovered one background block in wrong side up. I debated for three days before I removed the offending block and turned it over and stitched it in place by hand.

Not too bad a process at all.

Your quilt is stunning. You have done a wonderful job.

Leanne said...

I am exhausted just reading about that quilt. It is amazing though. I'm not sure about unpicking it remember non of us are perfect.

The Calico Cat said...

You are doing an awesome job. I am amazed by EQ version & even more amazed by you tackling it. "I" would never take it to a retreat. Retreats are for mindless easy sewing.

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