Let's say you posted this picture of a quilt you made recently. And you received lots of wonderful comments on the design and the end result. But in addition to that, was one apologetic email. A fellow quilter was very sorry to point out that she had noticed an error in your piecing. What would you do? Do you leave it and hope no one else notices? Do you try to pass it off as "that one mistake that has to be in every quilt, because no one is perfect". Or do you root out the evil that is marring your work.
First, can you see it? For all the times I've looked at this quilt and shown it to people, I never once noticed the mistake. Of course, now that it's been pointed out to me, I can't not see it. It stares at me, and taunts me every time I look at the quilt. My eye immediately goes to that spot every time.
And knowing that I can't not see it, I don't really have a choice. This flaw has to go. Good news - I haven't quilted this yet. Better news - I found a square of fabric the right size to fix the problem. It didn't take long, and the quilt is now correct. I feel much better. And for those of you who have spotted any other errors in this quilt - shhhh!