Saturday, March 9, 2013

I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I Think I.....oops!

Why is it you never see mistakes until you take a picture of something? When I'm able to stand back and really take a look at something it always jumps out at me. Why couldn't it jump out while I'm working on it? I hate the seam ripper!
Let's just see if you notice it...
I finished the top for my "Sweet 18" quilt (that's what I'm calling my modified Double Slice quilt since it's for my niece). 
It ended up about 62x72 which is pretty big for a lap but she's going off to college so I figured she might be able to throw it on her bed. Do you see the boo boo yet? I'm trying to decide whether I care enough  to fix it if it's not really obvious. But of course, I'm obsessive so I'll probably have to take it apart and fix it. I'll let you stew on it a minute while I report some more progress.

I made myself a lovely charcoal wrap for those chilly evenings when we go out. It's made from Caron yarn and it hangs very nicely.
I also made a new rug for my kitchen using a new stitch I've never done before called a single crochet thermal stitch. It's like a double layer and makes the rug cushy under your feet.

I also have been on a hat fest lately and my absolute favorite is this one. It's a newsboy cap from this pattern at Ravelry.

This one is gray and I'm already making another in a tan with specks like a tweed. Love it! 

Okay, so what's wrong with the quilt top? If you look at the second row from the bottom, it starts with the block going the wrong direction, which means the last row is wrong too. I can either remove the two bottom rows together and just attach them to the top, but I will have to remove the black strip on the bottom and reattach it to the new bottom of the quilt. Or I could remove both bottom rows separately and switch them around. Either way I have to rip two whole strips. Arrrrghhhhhh!!!!!


Michele said...

It did take me a few minutes to figure out that the bottom two rows were switched...but I did figure it out before I read your reveal info. I know if it were me I'd have to fix it. It would bug me..but that is me. I do like the way it turned out.

M-R Charbonneau said...

I could not figure it out until you told me, Melinda. I don't think anyone else will notice either. If it's really bugging you, take of the bottom two rows as a section and move it to the top -- that would only be one line of stitch ripping, right? Love the hat!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

That newsboy hat is tres chic! I wish I could make one!

I didn't notice the mistake looking at the whole quilt, only when I scanned row by row. It's beautiful and so colorful no one will notice. Just leave it!

Cindy Sharp said...

I would leave it as it is. Any error you have to look that hard to find can just stay where it is.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

NOBODY is going to notice that!! Especially once it is on a bed, or folded. If it takes quilter awhile to see the mistake, nobody else will even know what you are talking about. I would leave it.
But now that you ask...what will you do if others find different suggestions of things you should change LOL!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I would leave the quilt as it is. It is such a busy quilt, no one is going to notice it, unless you tell them to stare at it and find the mistake. Almost every quilt I have made has something like that in it. I leave it. Plus it could be a conversation piece if need be. Love your crochet things you made, especially the hat. I will have to check out that single crochet thermal stitch, I haven't heard that one before. I can always use cushy rugs.

Mindy said...

LOVE that newsboy cap!

What did you decide about the quilt? I'm sure she'll love it whatever you do. =)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Don't worry about the top. It looks fine.