A couple of years ago I was at a retreat and had brought everything I needed to make a queen sized Hello Washi Quilt. I was having a great time visiting with friends as I cut my blocks out and began chain piecing.
When it was time to put my first big block together I came to an awful realization. I had messed up BIG TIME. I had cut about 150 white strips too narrow. By the time I realized it, I had already sewn each too-thin white strip to a print rectangle. Ugh. So now what??
My options at this point were to sit and unpick 150 seams and start completely over, OR I could set aside the mistake blocks and move on. After thinking about it (for maybe 10 seconds) I decided to save the mistakes for later and move on. It wasn't a tough decision - I'm not a huge fan of my seam ripper! So I put this quilt away and worked on something else for the rest of the retreat.
When I got home I stashed the mistake blocks away to work on another time. I pulled them back out a month or so ago and put them all up on my design wall to see what I could make from them.
That's probably one of the worst mistakes I've ever made. How about you? What's the worst quilting mistake you've made?
48" x 48"
fabrics: various prints from my stash