Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Can you spot the mistake?

This is one of the FW blocks I made yesterday.
I left the sewing room for a few hours to go to a meeting. When I returned I stared at the block and knew it didn't look right, but couldn't quite figure out what I had done wrong.

Do you see that is wrong with it? I didn't think to take the photo until I had started reverse sewing one of the seams, so I put a pin in it.

As it turns out, despite using a mini design board to take pieces to the sewing machine arranged correctly, I sewed the blue/white sawtooth with the blue corner square on the wrong side of the HST. I had to take off both of the blue/white sawtooth edges and reattach them correctly.

This is how the block should have been sewn the first time. Isn't it funny how you can look at an error and not see it, even when you know something is wrong? So it goes.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Oh, you are so not alone with this, tee hee!!

  2. Ohh but the basket didn't look too bad ...

  3. Same here - you are NOT alone!! Even with your hints that something was wrong - it took me a minute to figure out that the blue one looked funny - ;))

  4. I am so pleased to see other people blog about their mistakes not just their triumphs. As a beginner it really helps me to feel less like a complete idiot :) I always think even the mistakes look good, it is hard to go wrong with the pattern when the fabrics are as nice as yours!

  5. What a pretty block. It's a good job the block wasn't attached to others before finding the mistake, that would have been a disaster!