Can you see it? The big blaring MISTAKE!!! Let me tell you all about it.
This project was what was called a "counter BOM" meaning that the local quilt shop would give you a free block pattern each month if you bought the fat quarter out of the fabric line that was chosen for the quilt. Patterns in this quilt were 12 different basket blocks done in a 30ish to 40ish reproduction line of fabric. Project happened from 2007 - 2008. I sewed all 12 basket blocks and 12 nine patch blocks / setting triangles. I had a few squares left over, so I stitched them up into a different layout of the nine patch using only four prints.
Fast forward to 2015, the year of catching up and finishing up old UFO's, and I picked up this one and put it all together. Yippee! Right!
Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! See that brown 9 patch with only 4 square of the print instead of 5 squares? Yep, that one. I picked up one of the "leftover" blocks that I had made instead of using the correct one. I cannot believe how blaring it is once I took the picture. That wrong block throws off the look of the whole quilt.
I am really glad that I take pictures when the top gets done, just for this reason. Finding this kind of blaring mistake at this point can be fixed, not so once the top is quilted.
So, out came the seam ripper, the correct block is put in place and ta da! We have a new and improved version:
Oh what a difference one little block can make. I have some plain 60"wide muslin on order to use for backing, and I can mark this one off my UFO list.
On a side note, I also got started on the 2015 Leaders and Enders project from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville site. I have four rows of 17 pieces in each row done, and will continue to work on it until I have about 20 rows done. About the size between a double bed size and a queen bed size. It should go pretty fast as the blocks are around 5". I am not doing anything special, like doing a light one then a dark one. I am just picking up one off the top of the pile and sewing it on to the row and then picking up the next one on top of the pile. It is proving to be interesting, but very freeing from following a pattern of contrasts.