So, you flipped some blocks around and made an Alternative Design Decision, ok.
Don’t worry your pretty little head about it. I used to be one of those quilters that considered a block sewn into a quilt in the wrong place, or the wrong direction as an “unsew” event. Not any more! For peats sake, it’s a quilt not a DNA sequencing event.
I’ve sewn a few quilt tops with “errors”, then I proceeded to quilt them. On occasion I would notice the error while quilting, but of course it’s just too late to do anything about it. On a few other occasions, I didn’t notice the “errors” until I had bound the quilt and hung it in my house for a few months. It’s pretty funny to discover, after so much time, a complete mix up.
Have you heard the saying that an error in a quilt is just an Alternative Design Decision? I like that idea, after all, it’s good to be an individual.
Take the quilt in these pictures as an example of how a messed-up block can hide in plain sight, even from an “experienced quilter”. If you stare at this quilt long enough, I dare you to find the “ADD”. Mind you, I didn’t know I alternated this design until I stared at this thing for three months.
Ok, I’m gonna help you out, at least with the ADD I’ve found so far. The three blocks in the circle are flipped. I must have sewn them together from my design wall layout but did a little flip-a-rue when I sewed the rows together.
I’ll continue to make a few mistakes, and I won’t beat myself up about it. No one is perfect. Would I have fixed this if I saw it before I quilted it? Probably, but there’s lots of things I don’t unsew. Have you heard of point princesses? Is that even a word combo? A point princess is obsessed with pointing out how wonderful her points are while looking at yours only to comment “you didn’t do that right”. I respond, “hey that’s an alternative design decision, and I like it”.
Wishing you all creative decisions that make you happy, even if they were unintended!
Wanda, also calls herself the Calamity Quilter