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Thread: Help! Need advice on how to fix a quilt top

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    Pretty quilt and I wouldn't change it. I think when it is finished it won't be as noticeable to you. And if anyone sees nothing but the swastika they're looking for nothing but trouble to begin with!
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    First, I don't think the blocks resemble swastikas. They're missing that outer leg on all four sides. To me, it just looks like some kind of spinning block.

    Second, it's too bad that anytime one looks at such a symbol, all we see is the negative connotation of Hitler. Until the Nazis used this symbol, the swastika was used by many cultures throughout the past 3,000 years to represent life, sun, power, strength, and good luck.

    I hope your mom likes it as is. As others have stated, I'm not sure how you could change it without completely remaking the entire quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    First, I don't think the blocks resemble swastikas. They're missing that outer leg on all four sides. To me, it just looks like some kind of spinning block.

    Second, it's too bad that anytime one looks at such a symbol, all we see is the negative connotation of Hitler. Until the Nazis used this symbol, the swastika was used by many cultures throughout the past 3,000 years to represent life, sun, power, strength, and good luck.

    I hope your mom likes it as is. As others have stated, I'm not sure how you could change it without completely remaking the entire quilt.
    Thank you!
    Linda Lee

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    It's settled. I'm going to try to fix the quilt. I sent a photo to my mom and she saw "it" immediately. To some of us, it's not a big deal. But to someone like my mother that had to grow up witnessing the horrors of what that symbol stands for, well, it still scares her to this day. The quilt is actually for my husband for his TV room, but I don't want my mom (or anyone else) to be offended. Wish me luck as I start picking stitches.

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    OMG.....you brought out memories from last year. The kids kept picking on me all season last years after I made the same mistake and I still tease them and put this quilt every year on a different table. Here it is....and of course this year I have a small nativity on it
    Anyways back to the solution. I did that on few blocks last week just carefully removed the stitches and the took out the blocks fixed them and sewed them back....doable really but with attention.
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    I think it is very subtle and I didn't notice it at first probably wouldn't have if you wouldn't have told me and obviously some of the previous posters don't know what you are talking about because they don't see it. It's beautiful and I think I would leave it alone. Swastikas are red aren't they? These aren't.

    Also, I'm German and not offended.
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    I was born and raised in Germany and for the life of me I see nothing wrong. That pattern inherently has "that" style. All I see is Roman Stripes.
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    Please do a google of the pattern you are talking about . It is not just the symbol you are thinking about. I would not worry about it. This symbol is used in many cultures around the world through the centuries and One very bad apple should not own you or your thoughts and perceptions.

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    I would just applique flowers over the "offending" blocks and enjoy the beautiful results

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonjaG View Post
    It's settled. I'm going to try to fix the quilt. I sent a photo to my mom and she saw "it" immediately. To some of us, it's not a big deal. But to someone like my mother that had to grow up witnessing the horrors of what that symbol stands for, well, it still scares her to this day. The quilt is actually for my husband for his TV room, but I don't want my mom (or anyone else) to be offended. Wish me luck as I start picking stitches.
    Good luck with fixing the quilt.
    Linda Lee

    "Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

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