Friday, June 20, 2014

The Bane of My Existence?

So, a few months ago, Sharon and I decided we were going to make Maureen Cracknell's Herringbone quilt. The tutorial is here. In Sharon's sewing room we cut 2½ inch strips of our scraps for several get-together sessions. I cut my panels a little wider than Maureen's. I also, only intended to make 6 panels instead of eight. Then, we began to sew. The strips are supposed sewn onto a panel of cotton batting at a 45° angle. Easy-peasy. The first couple of panels went well. Then, for some reason I began to find it difficult to maintain that angle. I ripped out and ripped out. Then, I set it aside. 

Meantime, Sharon finished hers and her daughter-in-law claimed it. I brought mine home, unfinished. Yesterday I stitched the final panels. Looks great, doesn't it?
But, look at the far, upper right side. And, this close-up.

Oops! Totally put those strips on going in the WRONG direction. No matter how I turn them I have the same result. I'm going to make another panel. Do I replace a panel or add a panel? What to do? What to do? 

7 comments:

Design Originals by KC said...

I would replace it... but I love it too! Hope you have enjoyed calling it almost done.. and feel free to do what makes YOU happy! lol My rationale is because it already has batting in it... that side would be loftier :) Lovely quilting and fun to do with a friend for sure! Kathi

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I would add a panel. If you replace it, won't the other side be wrong, too? Or maybe I'm just unable to visualize? Either way, I'm sure it will be a beautiful quilt when you're done. How awesome that you have a quilty friend to work on quilts with!

Rebecca in AK said...

This looks like a great quilt! I am going to check out the link you provided. I think I would make another panel to put between the two on the right side. Or make another panel the same way and add it to the left side so both are the same. The nice thing about quilting is you can make your quilts the way you want to! If you are happy all is well!!

Ellen said...

I can't tell by the photo...but can you just stitch it to the opposite side?

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my!!! That would be so easy to do! I had to be careful not to do the same thing with the Baby Bargello quilt :) Hope you got everything fixed up quickly. Love all the scrappy goodness in those wonderful rows!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Sounds like something I would do. If you add a correct panel in between it should work, right? It is a great quilt with all those wonderful chevrons! That is a lot of stitching!

Karen M said...

I don't know enough about quilting to offer advise but I love what you've done so far!!

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