I do not like bad surprises. I never liked practical jokes. So when I put up Meet in the Middle strips (Kona white I cut and Kaufman jelly roll) as sewn, there was a nasty surprise. The quilt was way longer on one side and it has huge pucker issues, funky angle, like it has some inner angst.
I have made strip quilts like this, but not with the pieced prints, usually one print and one white. From the appearance, I can only surmise the flaws. One, the strips were sewn slightly off. Second, the print pieces were not sewn flush or they came off the jelly roll slightly off. Third, all the seams were sewn from the top down. Fourth, What the heck do I do now?
This quilt was a collaborative effort by my mom and I. I can shoulder some of the blame because I sewed bigger chunks from what strips she had sewn because I had mismarked the pairs. The problem is, I would have to rip all those long seams and the Kona white and the Robert Kaufman jelly roll strips are extremely fraying. I am afraid I would lose a lot of fabric and more distortion if I ripped all those long seams.
So do I cut it up? How? Will it still behave poorly cut up? It will not steam or iron flat. Lot of fabric cost in here and I will entertain any ideas of fixing, changing, cutting, etc so this can be a quilt. Hate failing on large scale like this.