uh-oh : UNstitching

See the mistake?

I shouldn’t have sewn connectors all the way around if I wanted to join these latest two to the others.

If I want them to all connect, they’d look like this and I would need to take the tiny little whip stitches out of a diamond on each of these.  ( the latest two )

Right now in the photo they are just overlapping:

I may hold off on that until I make a few more Star Flowers with no connectors then try to plan a bit better on the next round!

If any of you have made these before any tips and tricks are welcome. But as always my best friend is my seam ripper.

Sharing at Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.

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27 Responses to uh-oh : UNstitching

  1. Karen says:

    I remember doing this kind of mistakes on numerous pieces over the years – the current EPP with the round we go stars are harder than any of them so far as the design is a little more complex almost had to take a piece out but caught it just before I started to stitch

  2. Robin says:

    Wow, I’m glad you pointed out the mistake because I couldn’t find a thing wrong with any of them. They look terrific either way.

  3. I would say that unless you absolutely have to have those colors in those positions, work around them by making some ‘intermediate’ stars with the connectors in the right positions.

    I had to take apart some EPP recently and it’s HARD to do without damaging the fabrics. Good luck!!!!

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Karla no worries…those colors are not going together right now / I was just checking to see if what I was doing was correct. And it was not, lol! I started out thinking I’d follow the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month. ( January was blue / Feb was purple ) and I did a black one in the interim. But I think I need to work on more purple…don’t have much of that so I am doing these crimson shades and then I need to start on some yellows/golds to pull some of this together thus far.

  4. audrey says:

    Ahh.. that’s just annoying. Guessing you’ll only make that mistake once though.:) They look wonderful otherwise!

  5. Ann says:

    Good that you figured it out before you have too many sewn. As everyone’s written, you can add it in later. Love the fabric combinations you’ve chosen.

  6. Oh, I hate it when I’ve done something like that. I recently had to take out several rows of machine piecing because I put a row in upside down, and it made the top row incomplete. Something I didn’t notice while putting the bloody borders on! So I had to take the borders off, take out several rows of stitching and a row of sashing, and re-sew the main area. Ugh!

  7. Julierose says:

    I made the same mistake with my hexie rosettes–what a shock to see it occur right before your eyes!! Oh noooo!! Maybe that’s why it’s tucked away in a box, ya think lol. Lovely colors in those…
    hugs, Julierose

  8. BillieBee says:

    You just reminded me I have star flowers to finish. I should live long enough to finish all my projects….

  9. Joyce says:

    Oh no! But I have made mistakes before and the good thing is that they are never repeated! At least this is fixable.
    Years ago I read a story in a quilting magazine. An old chest was found with a carefully folded quilt inside. Sadly, there was a huge blob of spilled black permanent ink on it. The dear woman tipped the bottle while she attempted to proudly sign her work. She probably could not even bear to look at it again. I wished I could time travel backwards and hug her and comfort her – and maybe figure out a way to cut that part out and fix it. Now, THAT’S a quilting problem!

  10. Kyle says:

    Jack, the ripper, and I are always friends no matter what project I’m working on!

  11. maxine lesline says:

    Still thinking about the irate woman.who railed
    at you….just hard to believe.. Must be difficult to get angry so easily…I was so glad to see your post about these tragic times…your inoffensive remarks.. civil.. and true.. Our lives are scorched with lies… We LONG for the truth… I even watch the weather channels.. these people describe their part of the world truthfully… sometimes mistaken,,but not lying.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Maxine, earlier I was on line watching the Trump Listening Session with students, parents, etc. and in tears for much of it.

      Bottom line, the assault weapon ban was in place under clinton / left to expire under Bush and Congress at that time. Obama and Trump inherited the mess that this left :(

  12. I am going to have to remember ‘Jack, the ripper.’ :-)

  13. Lorrie says:

    I’m glad you didn’t get too far with the stars before realizing the need to fix things.

    I read your previous post and agree that you can put anything you want on your blog. It’s so sad when people cannot express their opinions respectfully and feel they have to “get back” at someone (in this case by unfollowing your blog). Respectful discourse is what’s needed.

  14. Gretchen says:

    These are beautiful stars and this will be such a lovely quilt.

  15. Eileen says:

    Hello, they are lovely stars! I am looking and having trouble finding your error. I can you can tell I am not a quilter. But, I do think they are lovely. Have a happy Thursday!

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Eileen it’s kind of like a puzzle piece where I sewed a piece in and have to take it out or the pieces won’t fit together :)

  16. Carla says:

    This is what would happen to me! I’m always too excited and jump the gun. They look wonderful and I am sure your seam ripper didn’t mind the work out too much!

  17. I haven’t made these before, but they look like fun!
    Enjoy your stitching today!

  18. Gail says:

    I hate unsewing, especially with hand work. It takes so long to put those hand stitches it that you don’t ever want to take them out! I hope you can get away with minimal ripping!

  19. CathieJ says:

    I would make some more stars before I un-stitched the ones that you have. They are all very pretty.

  20. Those are such pretty blocks, in spite of having a couple extra pieces! I think we all have a love-hate relationship with that seam ripper! Mine has been out this week, too…

  21. Sarah says:

    Very pretty fabrics, and I’ve made exactly this mistake before! But I’m generally doing scrappy EPP so I just put that one (or two) aside!

  22. Kim says:

    The seam ripper is my buddy, too!!

  23. What gorgeous photos! I love them all but especially like the ones with clouds in the water. You’re right its been toooooo cold, windy and snowy this winter to head out. Today’s beautiful out and really enjoying it.

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