Before I could complete my 16" Sampler, it needed to go "under the knife"...and also have some cosmetic surgery as well.
That yellow patch in the upper right block....it just didn't flow right. So out with the seam ripper!
I very carefully opened up the seams during this operation....
....fit in my new patch, two sides of which were ironed under and the other two sides tucked behind their neighbors' edges...
...eh voila! Much better.
The other little problem was just a long yellow sliver caused by the piecing that didn't look right. Sorry, I didn't get a "before" picture of that, but I can show you the "fix"...
Along the horizontal seam where the two blocks are sewn together...see that long brownish triangle? That used to be yellow. It is in fact part of the same piece of fabric as the mottled yellow on the left. But I colored that triangular shape in with a marker, quilted along the colored edge with clear thread, and then embroidered over it as if it was a seam. Problem solved!
This just keeps that nice curve from being broken up.
Here's the whole thing, all done (except putting on the backing.)
"Click to embiggen, " as Marty would say.
Oh, this was so fun!