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Thread: Funny how dumb mistakes work out for the best

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    Super Member Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
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    I ordered my background fabrics for my boyfriend’s quilt off of Missouri Star Quilt Co. I had a little money left over in my bi-weekly quilting fund so I used the leftover money to buy the pink fabrics for a geometric DWR I plan to make for my god daughter (before Christmas with a little luck and planet alignments). By the way, they are FAST at shipping stuff.

    For the background fabrics I ordered a solid black Bella solid and a tone on tone white print. I come home today to find my packages and I was horrified to find that my white fabric was not in fact white, but cream! I even checked back at the website to make sure and the fabric in the picture is as white as a tonal white can get. At the same time I suppose its my own fault for not acknowledging that the word “cream” was right in the name of the fabric. But still! I said to myself “What am I going to do with a cream fabric? None of the quilts I’m making have cream in them!”

    As soon as that came out of my mouth I realized a quilt I was planning to make did in fact have two cream fabrics making up the background: the geometric DWR, which I had just bought fabric for. Sure enough the yard and a half of cream fabric I mistakenly bought was precisely the amount I needed for one of the creams in my other quilt. Funny how things work out sometimes, huh? :)

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    Not usually, in my world but I'm happy it all worked out for you!

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    Gotta love when all works out.

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Yeah!

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    thats great for you

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    There are no crises, only opportunities.
    See how well yours worked out?!
    Jan in VA

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    Glad that it all worked out for you! I like the Link picture in the bottom of your post. I made a Link halloween costume for my son a few years back. It reminds me of a picture one of my daughters took of my son jumping off the stairs down onto a couch nearby. When I saw that picture, we moved the couch!

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    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbup:
    I know exactly what you mean :)

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    Glad it worked out for you-my mistakes usually just end up in the stash

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