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Thread: Would you want to know if someone notices a flaw?

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    Senior Member cat-on-a-mac's Avatar
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    If you posted a picture of a quilt here on the board, would you want to know if someone noticed a flaw?

    A few weeks ago, someone posted a photo of a quilt, and I noticed one block was 180 degrees off. It really stood out to me, probably because I had done a quilt with the same pattern just before seeing this photo. But, I didn't want to comment on it ... just seemed, I don't know, kind of nit-picky?

    But, then I was thinking, if I knew a quilt had a flaw, but I figured no one would notice, I'd really want to know if someone DID notice.

    What do you all think?

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    i would want to know too....unless i said please ignore the----i know its there.

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    I would want to know.

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    I would not want to know. I'm very aware of the flaws in my quilts but they are a labor of love. Love for person I made it for and love of being a quilter.

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    If the quilt hasn't been quilted yet, I'd want to know. I might decide to fix it, might not, but at least I'd have the opportunity.

    If the quilting has been done, then it's too late to do anything about it, so what's the point of knowing? I guess I'd treat it as a design decision. LOL

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    I think I would most certainly want to know if it was in design wall stage or even if pieced but not yet quilted. Once it's quilted, there's not much you can do about it, and at that point all I would want to hear is that you love the way I incorporated that one unique block to make the work so much more interesting and personal ;)

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    I would prolly want to know but would not fix it after it was all quilted. Here is one that took forever to make and a friend found a mistake when I put it on my blog.

    It is staying there because I did heavy quilting. I still love it.
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    You will see many posts where a member will ask for opinions on color, layout, etc. I think it is perfectly fine to give an opinion - providing I have one.

    Sometimes, members post pictures and they talk about "the flaw" in the top and we generally spend a lot of time finding it. Most times, it is an error that blends so beautifully into the design - without a big pointy stick NOBODY would notice.

    Other members post pictures to show off their work. They are pleased with what they have accomplished and (I believe) are looking for general comments from their fellow quilters.

    Pointing out an error without invitation to do so would be like bringing out the quilt police. Either the maker DID NOT notice it, and who am I to tattle? OR, he or she did notice it and hopes to heck that the rest of us won't notice. Or it is not important in the greater scheme of things.

    IMHO, it is not acceptable to point out an error on a finished quilt.

    That said: On occasion, I have seen some works in progress where members expressed frustrations with the executiop. If I know of a way to give advice of how to improve the block - then I will share.

    But in the end, we each have to follow our own drummer and do what feels right to us.

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    Depends. I did a quilt a while back and did not post pics here because it was one of those no pattern things and I know there are heaps of things I could have done better. If I hadposted and you had pointed out those things, I would not have been happy.

    But then again, I am working on a serious quilt as well and if you saw a fixable error in that I would definitely like to know, as I would surely notice it myself sooner or later and then it would bug me anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301
    . Here is one that took forever to make and a friend found a mistake when I put it on my blog.

    It is staying there because I did heavy quilting. I still love it.
    What? The chimneys don't meet fire regulations?!!

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