Sunday, February 17, 2008

"Can't See the Forest for the Trees" syndrome


This was supposed to be a finished, albeit, extremely busy Linus Quilt. Do you see my dilemma? To rip or not to rip, that is now the question.

This is the perfect example of one of my weaknesses. I get so involved with the minutia (ha, I've not used that word in a while), I forget to check the overall precision, hence "Can't see the forest for the trees."

22 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Elaine, I do that too. Remember my post on the Bear Paw block? I *did* take it apart and turn the toes the correct direction.

Libby said...

I don't see the problem . . .just don't see it *s*

Su Bee said...

It will be well loved not judged, and I would BET MONEY that no one will ever notice! Great name though!

Kim said...

Okay...spill it! What is wrong here? Do you need to rip it down the middle and turn one side?

Design board. A quilter's best friend and well worth the effort to make one - that is of course if you don't have something already. I have to admit, I sort of obsess over things that look off balance to me. Drives me CRAZY!!!

Mary said...

I see the blocks that are turned wrong but I'd leave it myself.

sMC said...

only someone like the Scot or The Quilt Police would make you rip it out. I think it adds interest. I think it will be well loved.

dot said...

Looks fine to me. I would leave as is and go on.

Jeanne said...

I don't see it either, so I would leave it (whatever it is).

Pam said...

Don't rip. Linus will never know the difference. I like it that way. Adds interest. I love the tulips, too. What are you going to do with the four Hunter's Star blocks? I like those, too.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Like the song says, "let it be, let it be." Someone will cuddle it with love just the way it is.

canquilt said...

It has more character. I would leave it.

Tonje said...

I'm not sure what you are talking about... is there something wrong with this quilt. It looks fine to me... You've got a lot of great stuff here.

Morah said...

Ya know, a few turned blocks don't make the quilt filled with less love or any less cuddly!!

Sherry said...

It took me a while to figure out what was wrong. . .and I was really looking. I would leave it as is & think of it as a "conversation piece".

Have a wonderful day!

Marilyn said...

I think it is lovely just the way it is. I agree with everyone else--don't rip it. Someone will love it and never know you meant it any other way.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

I don't see it either. Besides the recipient will NOT be a quilt critic! Don't stress it.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I can see it, but it adds character! well done, Tracey

atet said...

I'd say leave it. It adds interest to the top -- and there are enough of them that it looks intentional. Enjoy the serendipity and finish it up :0).

julieQ said...

Ok, I studied for a while before I saw it! That is a vintage "Julie", meaning, I get so wrapped up I do the same thing...too frequently! and I usually leave the mistake for future quilt historians to decipher...hehehe!! Your quilt is lovely and I would leave it!

Patti said...

I certainly wouldn't rip it out - makes it much more interesting! Like our foremothers quilts with things that make us ask "I wonder why she did that?"

Mama Koch said...

I'd leave it. It'll be loved whether it's perfect or not.

Nettie said...

I like it the way it is. It may even be better like this than how it's supposed to be.