After it was done last week, I realized one of the blocks was turned the wrong way. I had an eerie feeling when I was putting it together -- a few things literally didn't FEEL right, but I didn't stop to investigate right then either. Do you see it?
At first, I thought I'd go ahead and rip out the offending block, set it properly and re-sew the seams. But my friend Sheila gently suggested that I might want to leave it as is. She cited the Amish Quilters who are famous for always including a mistake in their quilts. In their humble POV, only God is perfect. The mistake keeps them humble. [My husband who grew up in Lancaster, PA--Amish country-- debunked that story as a myth. Quilting has become a profitable business for the Amish, and a story like that helps sell quilts -- even quilts that are imperfect.] It's still a good story. ;-)
Now I just need to decide if that little accidental design change is going to drive me crazy, or if I can live with it. I know that leaps of innovation can happen with mistakes like this ... but I think I prefer my mistakes to be a little more subtle. Ok--a lot more subtle.
Nope--I had to go ahead and fix it :
Corrected Quilt Top.
There -- Isn't that better?
I still need to work out the borders. Don't worry : There'll be more chances for mistakes!