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    I just realized that I put my blocks together wrong. Should I take them apart and correct them or finish them the way they are. I have 12 done (wrong) and 8 to go. It's the Take Five pattern.

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    Depends on how bad they look TO YOU. If you can live with it, just keep going the way you have been. You can call it a "design decision". After all, lots of new quilt blocks were invented by rearranging the elements of older ones.

    If it bothers you, change it.

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    Yes, I had to rip out like 8 ,,,but glad i did..U can, or if you like it that way..leave it!

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    It's like this: A WEED is only a plant YOU don't like.

    So if YOU like the 'new' design then keep at it. If not then change it. It'a all up to you. :)

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    Depending on your fabric, you may leave them be. If the fabric is busy and you dont see a pattern, leave it alone. If you want the "stair steps" to show, you may have to rearrange them. Show us a photo for a better idea. I have done many of these and quilted even more!

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    If you put blocks together wrong, the 'Take Five' pattern is the best one to do it with. Those blocks are kind of scattered anyway, in my opinion. If it looks good, leave it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    If you put blocks together wrong, the 'Take Five' pattern is the best one to do it with. Those blocks are kind of scattered anyway, in my opinion. If it looks good, leave it.
    That is what I was thinking. I have made 3 or 4 Take Fives and I think anyway you put them together would be fine.

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    I've made a couple of take five quilts and you can put them together any way you like. A mistake is just another way of doing something.

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    post a picture for us, please

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    I would rip them out, because I wouldn't be happy knowing they are wrong.

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    I'd go with the flow and use them the way they are. It becomes an original pattern!

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    as far along as you are, just call it your original variation of the design.

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    I say there are no quilt police, do what makes you happy and you are the only one who knows it was a mistake and not intentional, or was it?! Hmmmmm..........

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    As others have said - a photo would be helpful -

    If it looks "right" to you - regardless of what the pattern suggested - leave it

    If it looks "wrong" to you - it's easier to fix/change it now, than later. If it looks "wrong" now - it probably won't look "right" ten years from now.

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    Is that a siren I hear? Is it the police?
    Nope. They went on by.

    I agree, go with the flo nd call it YOUR pattern. Make another one the pattern way. :D

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    If you don't mind how it looks leave it. You can always do the rest to match the first set.

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    I just spent hours last night ripping out four blocks I had put in upside down. I let the quilt sit for several days while I thought about it and decided I wouldn't be happy with it if I let it stay like that. I wonder why I am so obsessed with something that causes me so much frustration! Sometimes I think I am too stupid to quilt.

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    Just finished a Take Five also. Like someone else mentioned there are so many ways to put them together I don't think it will matter & it's your quilt so be creative & make it truly your creation!
    Quote Originally Posted by nannyquilts
    I just realized that I put my blocks together wrong. Should I take them apart and correct them or finish them the way they are. I have 12 done (wrong) and 8 to go. It's the Take Five pattern.

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    Leave them. Take Five is so random that it won't matter. If you are following the directions, their layout is just ONE you can use. You can make up your own and it will be fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nannyquilts
    I just realized that I put my blocks together wrong. Should I take them apart and correct them or finish them the way they are. I have 12 done (wrong) and 8 to go. It's the Take Five pattern.
    nannyquilts, who says it is wrong? Is it really wrong or just different from what you saw in a book? Do you like it? If so just leave it and go on, if you think it has to be like the pattern then take it out and start over, but if you did 12 the "wrong" way you must have liked the way it looked or you would have noticed on the 2nd or 3rd one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I'd go with the flow and use them the way they are. It becomes an original pattern!
    I couldn't agree more. If you make the same mistake throughout it becomes a pattern. :thumbup:

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    Just name it your mystery quilt. That's what mine are when I goof. If it is small mistake in my quilt I challenge them to find it.

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    No doubt many new quilt patterns have come about from someone putting an existing pattern together differently.

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    it's a "happy accident" as painter Bob Ross used to say

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    One time I pieced the center of the quilt all wrong. I cried and then decided to bite the bullet and take the center out and redo it. I am so glad I did. It turned out to be the most beautiful quilt that I have made.

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