Thank you for giving me your honest opinion about the blue and white quilt. I had to agree with the majority and fix it. I thought of two other options, but then decided they would take longer to do.
Here is the revised version. I am much happier with it now. I still find it interesting that I didn't
notice anything was wrong until I looked at the first set of pictures. This is one of those designs
that makes your eyes buggy if you stare at it too long LOL.
So, what went wrong? I started with 10 blocks across, then decided 11 would be better. The rows
were not sewn together yet, so I just added one block to each row. Once I unpicked the rows that were wrong, I could see that there were just those two blocks on the left that made everything else
be in the wrong places. It wasn't hard to fix. I only unpicked 3 rows and then remade those two blocks so they would be facing the right way. No matter which way I turned them, they were still wrong and needed to be sewed in the opposite way.
I remade my design wall today (it's a flannel sheet on a door). The lumpy spot in the quilt top in the bottom left corner is over the door knob. This will be a safe place to keep it until the batting arrives.
One thing I did differently with this quilt top is to spray it with a light starch mist with each pressing.
This made a noticeable difference in the accuracy of all those points, especially taking into consideration the amount of bias edges in the top. I plan to use the starch on all patchwork from now on. I used an inexpensive brand that you mix with water yourself in your own spray bottle.
While I was doing all that ironing today, I decided to get this flimsy out again. It has been finished for months. I even had the backing and batting already cut. All it needed was the final ironing before
basting. I'm not sure if I will get to this today or wait until it's cooler in the morning in that room. xx debbie