I am making 36 square blocks with the same pattern. Each block is made of two half-square triangles, but each of those triangles is made with 14 pieces. The finished blocks will each be 7 inches square (not counting seam allowance). Three of the 14 pieces that make up a triangle vary in color in order to produce a complex design. Below is the part of the design that threw me a curve this week and forced a bit of ripping and redoing.
|Graphic of four blocks on point.|
Two of those four checked triangles were going the right way and two were oriented the wrong way - grrrrrrr! I had switched black for red and red for black. A secondary design had vanished. Some required the rip-and-redo treatment. The others hadn't been sewn yet, and were only glued so they were really quick and easy.
I am so glad I discovered the goof before I went any further, and it only took about an hour to re-establish order.
TIP: This is where a design wall is helpful. I walk into my sewing room frequently and look at my work on the wall, analyze design and color choices, and find mistakes. My wall is cheap. I hung a flannel-backed tablecloth flannel side out, and it works great.
Off topic TIP:
I found a website with a solution that might help some of you. It tells you a simple way to clean a cutting mat if it begins to hug fuzz in the cuts. Here is a great fix.
Sew some happy seams this week. I wish you easy fixes if you run afoul of perfection.