Sunday, February 06, 2011

A Slight Hiccup!

I got all excitied yesterday after posting and finished two of the quarters and then decided to sew it together to make the half. Spot the hiccup?? Look! Can you see it?? It took Daz a few minutes to find it but to me its glaring in the face! Okay, see the dark pink strip in the middle? Firstly its supposed to be a bit thicker, when all four blocks are joined there will be a cross that stands out a bit more than the spikes, thats part of the pattern, so its not that. But it is to do with the dark pink. See on the right it comes down to a nice sharp point meeting the lighter pink? That is good. But see on the right? It comes down to a point, all good, looking nice, then it goes straight! Argh!!!!

I know exactly what I have done wrong which makes it more fustrating! You are supposed to sew on the solid lines. I decided at the beginning to make the points a bit longer, so I decided to sew on the solid line for the first side of the spike and then on the dash line for the other side of the spike. And that worked fine until it came time to sew the two quarters together! I trimmed it before I sewed it to get the bulk down, and I should have trimmed one side on the solid line and one on the dash line, but instead I trimmed both on the solid. Bugger!!!

And here is the colour selection for the other side of the spiky wheel.

So here I am ready for round two. I suppose its not really that noticable..... but I'll make another one anyway. Good thing I like to make two versions for these quilt swaps!

11 comments:

Sara said...

If you make all four cross points like that, you can say you meant to do it... Re-occurring faults are easier to pass off as design features. If it's only the points that are wide to the bottom, I'm sure it will look fine.

Ann Marie said...

There are so many spiky points, that most people won't notice it unless you point it out.

Emma said...

How frustrating. I do that so often when I adapt my design while sewing, then forget part-way through! I've also tried having the the blocks not square on one side to balance the centre wedge/spike shape.

AJ said...

I'll have that one...wonks and all!! Love it!

Susan said...

Slight is right, I wouldn't have noticed, it's hard to see when you're lying on the floor in a swoon!

This is amazing and I love it madly! You do such beautiful work, Helen.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

LOVE ALL THE COLOR!!
go with it... there are always more quilt to make... ;-)

coolkat said...

Hi,
But the colours look fabulous. :)
can you fudge it?

Cee said...

Oh Helen that looks fantastic!!! Dodgy bit and all :) My "quilters eye" must be getting better though because once you said there was something wrong with it I did pick up that that was the bit. Now I just have to get my eye in to notice the good bits too!! :)

Samantha said...

That is one of those mistakes that 98% of people will never notice, unless you point it out... And the colors are amazing!

Poppyprint said...

Gah! What a rainbow!! I recently had my own foundation piecing frustration, so can relate completely. Bugger indeed!

becanne said...

Took me AGES to figure out what you were talking about.
I was another one swooning over your bundle of fabrics.
That is the sort of stash I wish I had...
Thanks for the link too. Some foundation paper shopping will be happening in the future...