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Thread: What's wrong with this picture?

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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    What's wrong with this picture?

    I kept looking and looking at this 'attic window' block because something seemed wrong (far right). I couldn't figure out what it was for a couple of days then the DUH factor kicked in and I was blinded by the light. As soon as I can see again, I'll be froggin' that dang thing. Name:  what's wrong with this picture.jpg
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    Last edited by wildyard; 05-05-2012 at 06:52 PM. Reason: to clarify
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Be sure and show us an 'after' picture. You just need a darker fabric for one side and it will be fine.
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    LOL, I've been staring at this for too long, trying to figure out what's wrong. It's all a matter of perspective, isn't it? There are many ways to do attic windows, and it's somehow harder when there's only one window. So you just have to decide what the perspective is and then choose the angles and darks/lights accordingly, right?

    I like this implementation of attic windows, because you are looking directly into the center windows. http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com...c-windows.html

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    For me one of the best ways to catch a mistake is to look at the project over my shoulder with a mirror; not sure why this works but it does nearly every time.
    I also use the wrong end of my binoculars to create distance -- this helps me ascertain value changes, overall pattern appeal, and mis-turned blocks.

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    love your theme for the quilt it will all come out all right.
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    ha ha ha . been there!! I usually make a test block and keep it close so I keep the lefty-top-righty-bottoms straight in complicated blocks. The seam ripper is my friend.
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    I find snapping a picture with my phone and then looking at it can help locate "not really right" parts of a quilt. Probably has the same effect as the binoculars.

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    Welcome to the club. And you discovered what you wanted to change BEFORE you finished the project.
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    you caught it at a great stage. My poor roomate had her completed top hanging on the clothes line for the picture when we discovered two HST's turned wrong!
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    ok, I am not sure what you want to frog, is it that the window frame should have the dark & light switched, or is it that the top part of the blocks is cut off pattern and dots disappear across the line?

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    Are you saying you're just not getting that attic window illusion of depth? I wonder if you need more than one block to accomplish that? I've never worked with that block, so I can't speak from experience. Otherwise, it works well with the quilt. I really like the overall effect.
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    love you beach theme

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    Looks good to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    I kept looking and looking at this 'attic window' block because something seemed wrong (far right). I couldn't figure out what it was for a couple of days then the DUH factor kicked in and I was blinded by the light. As soon as I can see again, I'll be froggin' that dang thing. Name:  what's wrong with this picture.jpg
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    please tell us (me) whats wrong????????

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    What is wrong with my attic window is that I mitered the wrong corners. I should have the corners where the two different colors come together mitered, and instead, for some foggy reason, LOL, I mitered the corners that have the matching fabric. My miters hardly show at all, and I totally lost that illusion of the light and shadow coming together in the corners.

    Oh, man, the fog is with me lately. Yesterday I sewed the borders of this beach quilt to the Calendar Quilt I am making for a wedding gift. LOL. Now I reallyyyyyyy get to play with my frogger, not that it ever goes unattended for long.
    Last edited by wildyard; 05-07-2012 at 05:53 AM.
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    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Thanks for sharing . Guess we are all still learning, I didn't see it either.

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    Guess I am blind..I can't see any mistakes...don't know what I am missing. Perhaps it's because I do not know the pattern..By the way..What is froggin'?

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    It sure escapes me, I see nothing wrong with it and your explanation doesn;t help me see it. I guess its a good thing I didn't make it. I usually see this pattern with darker frames around the 'window pane'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    ..By the way..What is froggin'?
    It is a phrase that many quilters use for seam ripper... ripit...ripit...kind of like a frog. :-) I prefer calling mine Jack...for Jack the ripper. Now...I hope I am right. :-)
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    thank you . I use Jack a lot. Froggin is cute too
    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    It is a phrase that many quilters use for seam ripper... ripit...ripit...kind of like a frog. :-) I prefer calling mine Jack...for Jack the ripper. Now...I hope I am right. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    What is wrong with my attic window is that I mitered the wrong corners. I should have the corners where the two different colors come together mitered, and instead, for some foggy reason, LOL, I mitered the corners that have the matching fabric. My miters hardly show at all, and I totally lost that illusion of the light and shadow coming together in the corners.

    Oh, man, the fog is with me lately. Yesterday I sewed the borders of this beach quilt to the Calendar Quilt I am making for a wedding gift. LOL. Now I reallyyyyyyy get to play with my frogger, not that it ever goes unattended for long.
    I was thinking that the mitered corners weren't in the right places - - but then I am such a newbie yet, I wasn't sure. I especially love that center panel (the three blocks). Good job on the quilt -

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    I noticed the mitered corners but I thought that 3 colors were suppose to be used and then I figured it had to be that you didn't miter the corners on the bottom left and top right. Rest of quilt is very nice. Like the fabric too.
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    I must be really blind. What's wrong with it?

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    That lovely center panel was a kind donation from one of our generous board members !
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    guess i am blind too thanks for pointing it out to us maybe i need my glasses changed or maybe a new brain

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