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    Super Member DOTTYMO's Avatar
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    Has anyone else done this.

    I was hand sewing a reverse applique block and when I had finished the centre white section picked it up to look at my handy work and blow. Blow blow. I had stitched one of the corners underneath . This is the finished block.
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    know one will know unless you tell them! it looks good from the picture---unless it's for a show to be judged no one is going to study it looking for mistakes. the good thing about (hand made) is it doesn't look as if some factory machine pumped it out along with a million just like it.
    the Amish will turn a block upside down or do some other (error) on purpose if their quilt is looking too perfect---because only God creates perfection-and thinking about that....ever seen 2 perfectly exact leaves, or snowflakes, or trees, ..... your block is very nice!
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    I have to agree with Ckcowl...I can't see anything wrong with it, its gorgeous!
    It's quarter to me time!!

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    I didn't notice it. Just don't point it out and very few other people will either.
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    you would have to point out the mistake to me, too. btw for the amish to purposefully do something imperfect would not be right. i have heard that it only shows ones vanity, i think that is the word for it.
    "perfection is the enemy of done."
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    been there, done that. I was applique-ing while on the subway to work. I went to put the applique away and had sewn it to my skirt!
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    If you're talking about the bottom right, where it's more rounded than pointed, no one but a fellow reverse-appliquer would notice. And it took me a full five minutes of careful study.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    Your block is lovely! Unless you have already corrected it, I sure can't see anything wrong with it. Have I stitch something into my hand sewing? Yes, ME. I once stitched in a bit of my cotton shirt tail into the back of my hand stitching.

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    I have no idea what you are talking about but your block looks great.
    Got fabric?

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    Looks great!!!!!

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    If you look for it you will see it. But its so pretty who would look for fault! Go on to the next block!

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    Well, it's lucky I'm not with the quilt police because I can't find the problem either. After studying it for awhile I can see that it was not done by a factory die-cutter, but I love the visual "feel" of hand-made designs because they are so real, so warm in the way they come across. Yours is absolutely special.

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    I can't find any mistakes in your block, it looks lovely to me.
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    I could not find a mistake, it is lovely. I have caught things underneath and sewed them down many times. I am sure anyone who sews a lot has also, but that does not make you feel any better when it is your mistake does it?

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    I sure wouldn't touch it. It is just beautiful. The only thing that would make you change it would be if you are entering it in a Quilt show...otherwise..I love your original concept of this square!!!!
    Busy in Ohio

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I have no idea what you are talking about but your block looks great.
    Same here. And what does "blow" mean?

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    I am unable to tell you how many things have been sewn to my work......the worst is by machine.
    By the way, please translate "blow, blow" for this West Virginia mountaineer.

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    Beautiful block, you do great work.

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    I STILL don't see it! Your block is beautiful.

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    I really had to study that picture before I found the corner you were talking about. Once it's mixed with the other blocks, no one will ever notice one tiny little corner that's tucked under. I certainly wouldn't worry about it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Same here. And what does "blow" mean?
    Haha!!! a more ladylike way of saying 'b***er'!!!!! or any other swear word you may utter when things go wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Dottymo your block looks fine to me!! No quilt police here!!!
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    It looks great to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    I was hand sewing a reverse applique block and when I had finished the centre white section picked it up to look at my handy work and blow. Blow blow. I had stitched one of the corners underneath . This is the finished block.
    it is not noticeable enough to really worry about. You could easily disguise it with a touch of embroidery around the edge and no one would be any wiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycquilter View Post
    been there, done that. I was applique-ing while on the subway to work. I went to put the applique away and had sewn it to my skirt!
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