Friday, May 13, 2011
Another look at the completed arcs (with error). What I will do to correct the mistake is remove the two fabrics at the gap, make a rectangle to fit the gap composed of two colors, and then sew it into place. It won't be perfect but it will close it in an (almost) perfect circle.
I finished sewing all of my arcs and realized I made a huge error in calculation. The original quilt calls for 52 individual colors in the arcs, or 13 per arc. I had wanted to double this to 104, or 26 per arc, to allow for more colors. Well, when cutting my template I made the rookie mistake of forgetting to accommodate for seam allowances, and as a result the arcs do not align properly. Whoops. I'm going to have to tweak the design a bit to actually close the circle and to keep it from being glaringly obvious that I made a mistake. Hopefully it turns out OK.