March 22, 2021

When You've Made A Mistake...

Brynwood Needleworks - Right and Wrong

I was feeling pretty chuffed to have been moving along so quickly with my "A Penny Gathering" blocks. Then, I realized I'd made a mistake. The block on the right is the incorrect one. The block on the left is my new (correct) block. In the photo, I was still stitching on the appliques', but it's finished now, and looks the way it's supposed to.

See, I was in such a hurry to get to the stitching part, I only realized after I'd finished the block, that I'd cut my stems too thick - and actually spread out my design more than I should have. As a result, it looks much "clunkier" than the correct block. All fixed now.
Brynwood Needleworks - And Then I Found Two Three More
I continued working on more blocks all weekend, and thought I only had three left to do. I was wrong. After I pressed all these finished blocks, I photographed them, set them aside, and then went to work on the last three.

I realized one of them has thicker stems. ugh AND, when I was editing this photograph, I saw that the bottom right corner block is also wrong (x 2). Firstly, the circle stem is too thick, and 2) I didn't cross stitch across the stem, as I'd done with all the rest. (insert slightly naughty word here) I always see things in the pictures that I miss in real life.

Likewise for the block directly above it. Stems are too thick. There's one more (not photographed yet) that also hasn't been stitched yet. That makes four blocks, total, that (I think) need to be corrected. I'll go back to the original patterns and double check first, of course.
It just means this project is going to take a little longer for me to finish. I don't really mind. I've seen the finished quilt, and I know it will be worth the effort to have it done right, so that's what I'm going to do. I think I have what I need to make new blocks, but if not, the next Wool Box should be ready to pick up this week at Primitive Gatherings, and I'll purchase what I need when I go to get mine. Who doesn't love a little road trip? Especially when there's a little shopping when you reach your destination?
These "wrong" blocks won't be a total loss, either. I'll assemble them with other fabric and probably finish it as a small table mat. I think it will make someone happy, and my efforts will not have been wasted. 

I'll share more of the right blocks as I finish them. Tag will be back with you tomorrow. He'll tell you what's been going on with the four-legged residents this past week. You won't want to miss it.


  1. They are all beautiful.
    I'm like that too, If i see mistake, i will rip out until I fix it, or it will bug me.:)
    A tablerunner is a great idea.

    1. Hi Marilyn:
      It's a lot of extra work, but I know it will be worth it when I can look at the finished piece, knowing I did it correctly. Thanks so much for your feedback!


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