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I wouldn't call the blocks a failure. Mine don't always turn out the way they should either, but I still use them and once they are quilted, you really can't tell. You could square up the blocks, something I don't seem to get around to, but my quilts still are nice, even if I do say so myself.
how old is your stepdaughter? a lot of young girls just love black. if you have them all done, you would be surprised how nice it might look when it is done. finish it, and let her decide. if she is old enough. you could always maker her two.
I agree with MTS. Piece your pink blocks. Choose the smallest one and square it up. Then, trim all the other blocks to that size. THEN cut the black squares to match the pink squares. No one will be the wiser. Always trim your blocks to match the smallest one--whether they are supposed 12 1/2" or whatever. Your blocks are pretty and hopefully you can use them all. That will be a really lovely quilt. Keep on quiltin'.
I take ufos and unloved blocks from the guild and you'd be surprised how well they can work. All quilts go through the "ugly" stage but once its'done is gets better and better
You could finish them up and donate them to a pregnancy center. Or a homeless shelter. I am sure they would love them.
it is only a failure if you do the same the next time Take some time and think back on what you did which caused the blocks to not be "correct". Was it in the cutting, the piecing or pressing. If you don't know what went wrong you don't know what to correct. Did you sew too fast. Did you pin to make them meet because the machine can work against you..........Go back and then "confess" what you did that made them the way they are. Practice only makes more perfect if you correct what was not perfect the first time. We will be waiting for your answer. lol
I disagree...I would change out the black block to white and then square it up.. I think you have a pretty quilt in the making...just saying...