I participated in the Western Washington Shop Hop in June 2009 and was unable to get to all of the shops; so I decided to make up some of my own blocks with the shop hop fabric. I am still a novice at learning all the traditional quilt block patterns, but I thought I would try to make a Rail Fence Block. I pieced together the block, pressed it, trimmed it to 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches, and I was pretty darn proud of myself. . . . .until my husband looked at it and said. . . "Um, do you realize you made a swasticka?" I was mortified - I didn't realize I had made that sign.
So how do I fix it? Can I cut it up, rearrange the pieces, and then add a border to make it 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 again? Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!