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Thread: Finished quilting ...

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    Junior Member GiddyUpGo's Avatar
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    So I just finished SID on my six-year-old's dragon quilt. I posted a couple of days ago asking for a pep talk because my wonky stitches were really upsetting me, and I just want to thank everyone who replied. I think I've finally decided to just go with it ...

    When you stand back from the quilt (as many advised) it actually looks pretty good. You don't notice the wonky stitches and I think I actually managed to stay in the ditch more often than not. The other side, however, is a whole 'nother story. Tucks, tucks, tucks all over the place. (Yes I was using a walking foot but I've since learned that the carpet is not a very good place to make a quilt sandwich. Next time I will tape the backing to my linoleum floor. Lesson learned.) But the fabric is black, the tucks are all pretty small and since it's the back I'm not going to worry. Ripping it out at this point would probably mean starting all over again.

    I did say that I'd post some pictures of the wonky stitches but unless one of you says "Oh my God! I wouldn't give that quilt to my evil ex-mother-in-law's hairless pet chihuahua (that bites!)" I'll probably leave it the way it is.

    I have decided to take the Amish rule as my personal motto. In fact, I'm taking it so seriously that I have built not one but hundreds of errors into my quilt. After all, not only is God the only one who can make a perfect quilt, but God is also the one who blessed us with the technology to make a sewing machine and is therefore really the only one who can figure out how to work the damned thing.

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    Very nicely done. I think you are way to hard on yourself. Show your quilt with pride:)

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    You are being too hard on yourself! Your stitches aren't that far off - certainly not worth worrying over! Once the quilt is washed and puckers up a little, you won't even see it. Quilting is supposed to be fun and relaxing...don't worry so much! I'm sure your 6 year old won't notice anything wrong.

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    I am sure he will love it and isn't that really all that matters ? Would be nice to see the entire quilt!! Another picture please : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Very nicely done. I think you are way to hard on yourself. Show your quilt with pride:)
    Ditto :D

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    Junior Member GiddyUpGo's Avatar
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    Just have to add the binding ... When I'm done with that I'll post a picture!

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    well no body is going to look that closely! at least most people won't. so don't fret. it will be fine.

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    Im sorry but this made me laugh. But on a serious note....dont beat yourself up, its fine...we've all been there and YES...we learn from our mistakes. Keep on quilting!!

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    It is NOT bad at all........another case of being "your own worse critic"!!!!

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    I like it. And let me tell you they don't care how awful we think it is. Made by mommy special will always win them over.

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    Nice

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    When some one looks at my quilts - I no longer show the mistakes-

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    why would you show someone your mistakes. God never made any perfect human beings. no matter how good someone is they still will not be perfect.

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    Looks pretty darn good to me! Your son will love it and after it's been washed countless times, all that will be remembered is the love that went into making it.

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    Waaaaaaaaaaaayyyy TOO hard on yourself! It looks fine to me, and that is up close! Carry on!!!

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    OMG! Sorry I would not give that to my evil ex mother in law 'cause it would be toooooo good for her! But I would give it to my treasured grand kids if I had any. :-D

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    Your quilt looks fine to me. Is someone going to come into your house with a magnifing glass

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    Looks lovely, but I have to tell you the Amish story is an urban myth, so please don't adopt it! I prefer to think of it this way: of course there is room for improvement in my quilting- learning by doing is fun and there is lots more fun to be had!

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