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

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    As a person who is new to quilting .I have many that have flaws ..But Bottom line is ,I Live in a world where no one else quilts with me .Nor do they quilt for them selves .
    But they are all very very critical. So i spend my time trying to apologize for it not being purfect. I once was told by an instructor that im too hard on myself . bottom Line is - if someone thinks they can do better - Then Please do it . I quilt for myself and my family. I just want to make memories for my children and family to remember me for.
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    Yes Yes I do this every time.

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    Beautiful house quilt. Artistic choice of colors and arrangement.

    It passed my inspection because I do not see anything misplaced.

    p.s. And I was a Quality control inspecter in my other life. (work life)
    p.p.s. Lucyinthesky You are a sweetheart. Would love to have you as a friend!

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    I meant to say I take a photo every time of my quilt top before it is finished and some times during the making the top it saves a lot of ripping out

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    please some one tell me where the flaw is on ilovvtoquilts quilt i am going crazy looking for it.

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    I heard a quilter comment one time that she thinks that she should be Amish, because the Amish quilters always do something incorrect because no one but God is perfect. It's that unique project that make the quilt your own design and it's perfect the way it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301
    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.
    It took a while to find and really, it looks like it was planned!
    To answer the thread, I wouldn't comment on someone's work unless asked. And I KNOW where my own goofs are; they seem to glare at me.

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    I don't have to worry about mine. My DH is a civil engineer. He can find the smallest flaw and points it out to me. He doesn't mean any harm he is just "being helpful".

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    OK, I did not have time to read all of the comments.

    I would want to know if there was an error. I posted a pic of my WIP and it wasn't until much later that I saw I had a HTS in wrong. No biggy but I found it. BTW this quilt is still a WIP as I had some major problem with my machine while sewing the rows together and I have to rip them all apart.

    When we post pics. of WIP, maybe we should add... "If you see a mistake, please let me know".... or "I know there is a mistake & I'm going to or/not going to fix it."

    I personally would not post a derogatory comment about someone's work.... we all know how much love and time goes into these. If you don't like it... skip on to the next post and keep your comment to yourself. There is someone here that does that all the time and my question is WHY???

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    Quote Originally Posted by SherryLea
    please some one tell me where the flaw is on ilovvtoquilts quilt i am going crazy looking for it.
    It is gorgeous quilt and it took me a long time to find it too. Her D9P form diamonds around the house blocks. In the lower left the bottom border patch was turned upside down but IMHO it does not detract from the beauty of the quilt at all.

    As far as noticing a flaw I would want to know if it was still an unquilted top. I wouldn't want to know if there was no fixing it. And also it greatly depends on the nature of the flaw. If it is something like a block turned the wrong way or piecing placed incorrectly please mention it. But please don't point out if a point is cut off or a seam doesn't line up perfectly unless the quilter is asking for tips on how to avoid such issues. Sometimes it can't be avoided and I think we all just get to the stage where it is "good enough".

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    I`ve seen mistakes on this board, and did not coment because I feel there is a possiblity the quilter found it too late to fix it, maybe they hoped it was small enough not to make a big deal out of it, or maybe it was made as a gift for a non-quilter and they wouldn`t see it. At any rate we all know how hard it is to re-do a quilt after it is all done.

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    No quilt police here. I follow the "galloping horse " principle. Hang item up and walk really fast. You will probable not see any mistakes nor will any one else. Sometimes it is a matter of good enough. I just posted a pic and and it looks really nice on board but there are several issues that you can not see. DO NOT tell me since I probably already know! DO NOT critize unless you are perfect!

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    years ago the guild did a quilt for a raffle and showed it at the meeting before it was quilted...one block was completely turned the wrong way...I looked at everyone and said "can't anyone else see that"...OMG they went balisticLOL...it would have been a shame if it had been quilted already.

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    I can't find the flaw, but The only person that is perfect is God so the Amish always put one mistake in their quilts.
    This quilt is beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cctx.
    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301
    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.
    where.........? where is the flaw at.....I can't see it......? I think it's truly beautiful. I don't see any flaws with your project.
    I am amazed your friend found a mistake on your blog--I've looked (I think carefully) and I cannot find your flaw! Beautiful Quilt -- I love the rail fence border.

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    beautifll, beautifull quilt!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301
    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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    Sometimes no matter how many times I check, I still manage sew blocks upside down and just plain wrong. Fortunately, if I walk away, do something else, and come back, there it is. So I rip. Since I do all my piecing at guild, I am fortunate to have more than my eyes viewing my work -- and they never hold back -- and for that I am so grateful. Because for me, once I see an error, that is all I see when I look at my work. I have totally ripped out knitting because I could see nothing but an error. I don't ride horses and if I did, I doubt I would gallop past my work. I rip when I know I can do better, not when it is not perfect. By ripping I learn what my strengths and weaknesses are.

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    I see my mistakes, I am my own worst critic. If I am "finished", I'm finished. I have already made the decision not to "fix" it. I am imperfect, and my work is too. That's just me. If I post something to share, I'm doing just that, sharing in hopes someone will get a smile, say I'd like to use those colors, or that pattern, or whatever. I sew for myself and my family. They don't sew and they think everything mama/grandmama makes is perfect. It suits me just fine. I love looking at other people's work, the newbies all the way to the experienced. I'm somewhere in the middle I think. Embrace the warm fuzzy feeling you get by making and finishing something, don't focus on the little boo-boos. They're not important in the grand scheme of things, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Holiday
    I was told the best thing a quilter can do is take a snapshot of their quilt and then to really look at in the photograph... because the photograph is where the flaws will jump out at you. A commercial product photographer told me that when he felt the product display was ready and the lighting was the way he thought it should be, he would take instant Polaroid shots (before digital cameras) to look at before he took the final shots.... to be sure everything was placed correctly and that there were no weird shadows etc.... He said the snapshots focused his vision and block out all the extraneous things. It would bring everything into focus better than looking at it directly. Several times I'd see him go back and re-adjust the display before using the studio camera to take the "official" shots. He was correct.
    So before posting a photo (or doing the final quilting on your quilt) take a snapshot to be sure everything is the way it is supposed to be.
    what a great idea with photos being so easy now- thanks so much for that- i will use it often

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301
    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.
    It looks like a sidewalk leading up to the house and that makes it very charming!

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    You know I don't mind being told something is wrong with my quilt. But I belong to another quilt group on the big world wide net. There is one lady that jumps on what is spelled wrong. A mistake on a quilt. And not just me or my quilts but others too. Then after she goes on and on she will delete what she has said. Then she will send a pm saying she don't want to embarrass you. Personly I have seen several mistakes she has made and keep my big mouth shut.Sorry if this sounds like a rave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwkslver
    I see my mistakes, I am my own worst critic. If I am "finished", I'm finished. I have already made the decision not to "fix" it. I am imperfect, and my work is too. That's just me. If I post something to share, I'm doing just that, sharing in hopes someone will get a smile, say I'd like to use those colors, or that pattern, or whatever. I sew for myself and my family. They don't sew and they think everything mama/grandmama makes is perfect. It suits me just fine. I love looking at other people's work, the newbies all the way to the experienced. I'm somewhere in the middle I think. Embrace the warm fuzzy feeling you get by making and finishing something, don't focus on the little boo-boos. They're not important in the grand scheme of things, I think.
    qwkslver, your response closely matches my thoughts on this post question. I hope you won't mind my 'Ditto'. :thumbup:
    I have really enjoyed this post. Great minds work together. I will never post a 'perfect' quilt. :)
    When I do post, I can tell you how many mistakes and re-sews there are in the quilt. I have made some really bad ugly quilts and I will probably make some more. :twisted: I have made some really pretty quilts and I will definitely make some more. I am going to show you the ones I like the most. They may be the bad uglies and they may be the pretties. When you see my glaring errors and you make that pattern you will be remembering my glaring mistake and make sure it doesn't happen on your quilt. I have then saved you from the same disaster. :lol:
    We are all just humans. We are going to love your quilt simply because you made it. We are quilters and share your passion for the art.
    If you see an error in one of my quilts you are welcome to tell me. I have probably seen it too and may or may not repair it. But if you are not mean and nasty telling me, I will not be offended. Sadiemae comes to mind. I love reading her posts and responses. She seems to me like a person that would never make a mean or nasty statement to anyone. She could tell me anything and I would know I was not getting slammed.
    I love to make Bargellos. When I choose a fabric, I have my reason for doing so. It might not be the best blend in the world but maybe I don't care as much about the blend as I care about having that particular fabric included in the quilt. Or, maybe I don't have other choices and can not go shopping for 'the perfect fabric'. I'm just saying there are reasons we all make the choices we do when we make a quilt.
    (I will tell you a secret. I have just selected 24 fabrics for my next Bargello and am stepping out on a ledge. I am using a lot of white on white and blues. I hope to create a 'ribbon effect'. It will be a disaster or it will be awesome. I am willing to invest the fabric and my time to see what it will look like. If it is a disaster, everyone in this post has my permission to say so. We will just all enjoy it for the fun and learning that is there for us. Okay. ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)
    If I were making a quilt and knew the pattern wasn't working I would eagerly post and ask "what am I doing wrong"?. I think, for the most part, we have a sense of knowing where our mistakes are and will ask when we want help. It kicks your feet out from under you and takes the breath from your lungs when you get slammed in a post. It takes some time to get 'over it'. No one wants to get slammed.
    I love what being a member of this board gives me. We offer each other support, sharing, knowledge, comraderie, etc.
    Great post. Thank you.

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    To me, it would make a difference whether the quilt was a WIP or completely quilted and bound. If you can't change it, why make someone feel terrible about it? However, if I posted a quilt top, I would prefer to know if there was a mistake so I could fix it.

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    It took me a long time to find the mistake...it's still beautiful

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