Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What Would You Do??? And More....

Okay, I was stitching away on my sampler over the Easter Weekend and I have done the house, left side of fence, right side of fence and started on the tree but...............I am about 2 squares out in my stitching which means that the tallest branch on the tree will actually touch the border on the right hand side. NOW would you:
(a) continue stitching and go with the flow or
(b) frog that complete section and start it again?
All comments greatfully accepted.

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  1. I think we've all had this sort of thing happen - if you can live with the mistake, personally I'd leave it as it is and work around it :) I only ever unpick massive bits of work if I can't live with the end result, or if I can't fudge around it - just think of it as personalising ;)

  2. I would continue and go with the flow.

  3. I would frog the entire section and start it again. i have had to do that on a Stoney Creek Tent I am doing for a charity quilt. It is no fun but believe me, it now looks better.

  4. I'm no expert (in fact I have no idea what I'm talking about) but I would suck it and see. Go with the flow and if that doesn't look right then frog it and do it again.

  5. If it were me, I'd try to work around it and not frog. I don't frog if I don't have to! Good luck.

  6. I would leave it as is, you can always make the tree branch smaller if you don't like it touching the verse.

  7. Is the tree 2 stitches to the right - or is the border 2 stitches too short?
    If it is the tree, then I would fudge it, change the shape of the limb ever so slightly, perhaps leaving off just one stitch of the branch. From what I can see the tree does not affect any of the other part of the pattern.
    It the border was out of whack, then I would frog the border for the entire right side, but from how I read your queston I think you are only talking about the tree - right??
    When you have this completed, only YOU (and dedicated blog readers) will know the 2 stitch difference from the original chart.

  8. I have a tendancy to frog & redo. Knowing in the back of my mind every time I would look at it, that it is wrong would really annoy me & I would think I should have just frogged it & fixed it at the time.
    That's my take on your position. Good luck.

  9. I'm anal and I would frog it. I'm bad about that.

  10. I would frog and redo it. I'm bad like that.

  11. I've done the same thing before. For me, it really just depends on the project and whether I can fix it or not, without frogging. If I can, then I fudge it! In this case, I think I'd leave a couple of stitches out of the branch (one each in 2 different places, if that will work) and leave it. No one will know but you. I took an entire vertical row out of a piece once because I was one stitch off and had 2 huge sections already completed. It wasn't all in one line, but rather, here and there, depending on what was there. It was not solid stitching. No one can tell and I can't remember exactly where it is now! I've done it on several pieces and you can't tell once it's done if your careful how you do it! Good luck!!
    Pam K. :o)