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Thread: how to hide an oops - a soldiers quilt continued

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    Senior Member grammatjr's Avatar
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    Here are pics of my Circle of Prayer quilt for the solider from our church who is serving in

    This is the original link to my question: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-33845-1.htm

    This is the one that I had made a mistake when paper piecing, and had a tip of 2 triangles short. So, I had to patch, and since it is a splotchy batik, the patch shows.

    I had thought of doing an appliqué over the patches, but am having a hard time thinking of the right appliqué. Someone suggested doing a praying hand to go with the name of the quilt, I suppose I could do the hands from the label?

    I also thought maybe just the quilting would hide the patch seam, so cut the seam using the template I made for the quilting. If this would do it, I wouldn’t have to take time to do the appliqué and could get it off sooner!

    I plan to make various size circles as the quilting, so cut my patches following one of the templates.

    Sorry about the sloppy pics, but I just threw the quilt on the floor to snap the pics while I had the time. Looking at the pics now, I really should have taken a few seconds and smoothed it out! LOL

    The label on the back is a log cabin block, done as Sunshine and Shadows, with the Sunshine being larger. One thing I learned from this quilt – don’t print the label till the very last second! I guess the year it was almost done is close enough! LOL I am only a couple months off.

    I have written a long letter explaining the language of the quilt’s blocks to further impress upon him that we all love him and are praying for him.

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    My opinion. Leave it as it is. It's really not that noticeable in the pictures and once it gets quilted, it'll be even harder to notice. And besides you.....Who's going to know, the block wasn't meant to be that way?

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    I agree also, no one will know it does blend in . Very nice quilt.

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    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
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    Looks great to me, I agree with others, no one will know it is wrong. You did a great job. !!!!

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    I wouldn't do anything. Once it's quilted only you will notice it.

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    Super Member isnthatodd's Avatar
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    I vote with leaving it as is. The soldier who receives it will have it hugged up so tight he or she will never even notice :!: By the way, I love the parts I saw.

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    I agree.. do nothing.. It's a lovely quilt.

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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    Same here! Leave it as is. In your picture of the whole quilt you can't even see the patch and I could not tell you which blocks have it. You can only BARELY see it on your close ups. I love this quilt as it looks now. No need for anything else to hide what only you know about.

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    Super Member joeyoz's Avatar
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    Once it is quilted, no one will see it. We would never have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out. Galloping horses. Your quilt its beautiful and will be treasured for sure.

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    Super Member SharonC's Avatar
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    Beautiful quilt and I absolutely agree with all the other comments. This will be a cherished quilt--don't sweat the small stuff :).

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