I wasn’t sure if it would be easier to start over with this block or fix it. So, following the advice of some of the readers who saw my dilemma, I waited until I could step back and look at it calmer and decided the fix was pretty straight forward. All I had to do was remove one corner unit, reprint the paper piecing foundation and go from there. It worked.
Thanks to all who offered encouragement and ideas for using the “broken” piece on the back. About a year ago I made a mid-course design change and started mixing in a variety of background fabrics. That meant I had to redo several blocks. I like the idea of incorporating them into the back of the quilt. They are, after all, part of its history.