Monday, October 15, 2012

Uh Oh!

I've slowly been working on assembling the rows on my Cotton Club quilt.  It's been really slow going.  A couple of weeks ago, I spent quite a bit of time in the sewing room and got my first row together.  Pretty, huh?  I decided to go ahead and get started on the second row which has different fabrics.  Greg was sitting in the chair in my sewing room and we were chatting. 
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All of a sudden it dawned on me that I had assembled this entire row with one wrong fabric .  I've circled the fabric that was placed incorrectly in the picture below.  All of the light outside tan triangles should be chocolate brown.  Generally, I roll with the punches when this kind of thing happens but this time, it really hurt.  I couldn't breathe for a second which is a first for me.  Poor Greg, he didn't know what had happened!
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Turns out, I'd labeled this fabric as E but erased it and changed it to F.  Unfortunately, I didn't erase thoroughly and from the angle I was working from that morning, my eye saw the E.   Ugh!  Thankfully, I felt like going back and ripping it all out about 30 minutes later.  

Happy Monday and Happy Stitches!

38 comments:

Annie said...

Bummer, especially when it looks so pretty as is. But I guess in the context of the whole pattern, it just wouldn't work. Alas, the life of a needleworker....

Vicki said...

looks beautiful no matter how it goes together. Very nice job!

Giovanna said...

Ouch! But a quilter's got to do what a quilter's got to do, I guess - which holds also for cross stitchers :-)

Giovanna said...

Oops, forgot to say that it's very pretty indeed.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh I've done that before!!! It looks pretty already.

Margaret said...

Oh gosh, that is painful!!! I hope you have enough fabric to finish the quilt up despite the mistake. You're so brave to rip it all out and do it again. So nice that your DH will keep you company in your sewing room. I like that! Oh, and the quilt is gorgeous!

Deb said...

OMG, I think that I would have died if I did that! Although I have done that on other quilts. I had to check my rows to make sure that I did them right - you had my heart stopping for a minute.

I haven't had time to work on mine either - just two rows done. Every time I think that I'm going to have a free week something comes up and I get about 1 hour out of the whole week!!

Nicola said...

Bless you. I did something similar a few years ack and ut still hurts thinking about it.

imquilternity said...

That's kinda why I stopped sewing clothing...I was always doing something like that. In fact, I had a few mishaps yesterday in the sewing room too! I'm sorry it happened, but glad you were able to correct it in only 30 minutes!! It's lovely.

Annette-California said...

Your quilt is beautifully stitched together. It looks gorgeous. Thank goodness it only took you 30 mins to take apart. You will be much more happier seeing & knowing that the quilt is pieced together correctly. To me it looks remarkable as is. Looking forward to seeing it later with the chocolate fabric.
love Annette

yarnjourney said...

So sorry. I know that feeling well. Rick has trouble understanding the sudden mood shift also, though after 30 years he knows how to make a quick escape to the garage. Hugs.

Mrs.Pickles said...

what lovely work! Its a shame you had to take it apart

Melanie said...

Argggggghhhhhhh! Not fun. :(
(It does look very pretty though.)

Ellen said...

Oh Jackie....what a bummer. Thankfully you caught the mistake fairly early on and were able to fix it in half an hour.

Even with the mistake, the piece looks wonderful.

geeky Heather said...

UGH! I feel your pain...I just ripped out an over-one leaf last night because I very carefully counted and then started in five stitches too low (it'd run into something else if I didn't rip it). This was on a much larger scale, though!!! It'll be worth it in the end.

Michele said...

I hate it when that happens! I'm glad you got it sorted out.

Kathy P said...

Ouchie! So sorry, but sounds like you spent a little quality time with your seam ripper. I'm sure you'll be very happy with it when it's done, though.

Linda said...

Ack! I hate those kind of goof-ups. I'm just glad for you to have had the right attitude about fixing it. I would have done the same. Your blocks are looking really nice.

QuiltSue said...

Don't you just hate it when that happens? It looks really lovely as it is, but I guess it just would look wrong with the rest of the quilt if you had left it as it was.

Carol said...

Oh, Jackie, I'm so sorry this happened--you were awfully brave to go back and rip everything out... It really is gorgeous and I understand how you want it to be perfect!

Susan said...

I hate it when that happens, but I have to admit that I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who has made mistakes like this!

Kathie said...

I am so sorry I hate when that happens and it happens to all of us...
looks wonderful though
Kathie

Lois said...

Oh Jackie, I can just imagine how your heart sank! Glad it didn't take you too long to get it fixed.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh how I feel for you. We've all been there. I hope you got it sorted.

Katherine said...

ARRRRGGGHH! Sounds like a terrible moment. I've had those too. Funny how you just sit there with a buzzing in your ears and no breath going in and out. Awful feeling! Sounded like you're still rolling with the punches though.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

C'est vraiment magnifique ! bravo

bisous de France

Linda said...

Hey, at least it was just a row. I did a whole quilt and had to really think about whether it would bother me or not if I left it as it was. I left it and no one else noticed it but every time I see the quilt, I know it and it bothers me! Oh well, it's just a quilt, right? We have to roll with the punches, as you say. Hugs!

Sally said...

It looks beautiful to me but then again I don't quilt. Glad it didn't take you too long to take out though.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Frustrating!!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Poor you. Good for you to have unpicked it and solve it.
But then a mistake in a quilt is allowed, I think.
Live the row of blocks.

merumo said...

You may thunk I'm crazy, but however the way you pieced them together, it will look absolutely gorgeous! Your blocks are unbelievably pretty....

Patty C. said...

So sorry - you know i love your work any way you piece it!

Karoline said...

Bummer, it's was looking so good. Hope that it wasn't too painful to unpick

Brigitte said...

Oh Jackie, I think I would have cried a bit before ripping it out. But the best is to just undo it immediately and then go from there again. Can't wait to see more of this wonderful quilt.

Kathleen Wilson said...

Oh my, I bet that hurt. Been there, done that. I can stand a small error that would not be noticed but I would also take a complete row apart. Hang in there, it will be worth it in tne end. Looking forward to pictures.

Carolyn NC said...

Ouch - always painful, but glad you got it ripped out. Still beautiful! Hope all is well with you. I'm really slow with the blogging and visiting lately!

Tammy said...

I hate to "un-sew" things. I thought it looked great as is, good for you for being motivated to go back and do it again. I'm calling on you for motivation the next time I have to do this, haha. Hugs!!

Heidi Kuijer said...

Oh my poor friend! It happens to us all at times. But it is already looking so beautiful that I am sure it will worth all that ripping. I love your choice of fabrics and you are doing a great job on the patchwork!

Hugs (and courage) from Holland ~
Heidi