I decided I wanted to finish the edges of the Domes quilt with piping. I took the piece, along with a sample of the piping I made, to my small group last week to get their opinion. They liked the piping, but someone said, "how about the corners?" I assured them that I thought it would turn the corners just fine. I sewed the piping on and, guess what? It really didn't turn those corners fine. It really rounded them off and I didn't like that so much.
Boy, I hate taking things apart, especially when I am in the home stretch and so close to being finished. I let it hang on the the wall for a couple of days and tried to talk myself into liking those rounded off corners. No go.
So I picked the old piping off, I went to the fabric store and bought some narrower cord and came back and made narrow piping. Much better. Now it is finished, though I may come up with some interesting hanging rod for it.
Yeah, yeah—there's a lesson here. It goes something like, "if you don't fix the thing that just isn't quite right, you are never going to like the piece." Or maybe it's "when someone asks about the corners, they might be onto something."