|Notice the difference in length at the bottom right? :(|
So as I see it, I have a couple of options:
Get the seam ripper out and take the panel apart.... this seems like a daunting task to say the least. I can't even imagine keeping those blocks in the right order, and then they would be sewn together differently than the other two panels. . . . would that make a difference??
Take the two longer panels, rip the seam in the middle and sew the two pieces together and make a baby quilt.... part of what makes this an attractive option is that I am obviously going to have to play with seam allowances to find where the longer panel seams were sewn.... It might be easier to just sew 7 more panels with my new found ability to sew 1/4 inch seams ....
I have also been wondering about whether or not the original panels have stretched. I actually had a conversation with my mom about that very thing last night before I sewed the third panel together.... so what if I sewed a 'boarder' around those two longer panels with a long wide zigzag and washed and dried the panels. . . is there any chance it would shrink enough to be able to match the shorter panel?? Is this a viable option? I would love to hear if you think this would work.
What would you do? Do you have other options for me to consider??
Linking to a couple of linky parties to hopefully get more traffic and a few answers! You can find the links in my left hand sidebar :)
Linky Tuesday with Connie over at Freemotion by the River and WIP Wednesday with Lee over at Freshly Pieced.