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Thread: After over three years, a mistake??

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    After over three years, a mistake??

    I made this snowflake quilt a good three years ago, maybe more and just notice the mistake in it?? I don't want to take it all apart now, can you find the mistake???
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    I found it but only because you said the mistake was there and I am nosey. Your optional design change looks great to me, I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you for sharing.

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    yes and sorry to say it is pretty obvious. First snow flake in 2nd row is missing the quarter plate. Instead of taking it apart could you just applique one on?

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    Thanks, well these dresden plates stand up when quilted, there not all sewen down and kinda look like angel wings. Took a long time to make and I can kick myself in the butt for not seeing this huge mistake. The dresden plates were sewen on backwards, so would have to take apart and turn them around.
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    Call it your 'humility' block, I think your quilt is very pretty, love her imperfections.

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    funny, because of the title, the error just jumped right out at me. it's still very pretty
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    Thank you.It sure is.

    Quote Originally Posted by wildwoodflower12390 View Post
    Call it your 'humility' block, I think your quilt is very pretty, love her imperfections.
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    If the plates "kind stand up like angel wings" I would make one stand alone quarter plate and back it (by putting it wrong sides together with a white fabric that matches and turning) and applique it on in such a way that it does stand out a bit. Surely it will look more intentional then the missing piece and will most definitely make the mistake not noticible to anyone.

    It really is quite obvious that the upper left hand corner snowflake is missing an arm. Even if you had not mentioned there was a mistake I would have noticed it and wondered why the pattern was that way.

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    Maybe it was knowing there was a mistake, but, yes, saw it right away.

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    Yes, but it makes it uniquely yours. Every quilt I make has one piece that is wrong side up. For whatever reason, (probably too lazy to take it apart and correct it) that became my signature trademark! My little booboo makes any quit a Linda Rucker original! Lol!
    Your quilt is beautiful !
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    I stared and stared and could not find it - it was only after reading the posts that I could see what was missing. If it bothers you, then I would just applique the missing fan onto it.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    It's pretty. I see the mistake, but wouldn't have if you hadn't ask the question.

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    Thanks everyone, will take it apart. I guess I just can't leave it like that.
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    I love the quilt and wouldn't change a thing! It is absolutely beautiful! Not all snowflakes look the same anyhow
    I'm not messy....I'm creative!!

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    Mistake??? You mean you just haven't gotten the special label block filled out yet..... right?

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    Sounds tempting, but it's the whole last row, not just one.
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    Oh yes, I can see the mistake only because you made a point to let us know. I do love the quilt though, just the way it is. Very nice job!!
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    I wouldn't change a thing in it. I like it. It is pretty. A little mistake just proves we are still seeing. LOL

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    hey, snowflakes aren't supposed to be alike. so no worries!

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    I found the mistake, but it is beautiful as it is, and after three years, I think I would leave it alone and like others have stated, call it your humility block. It is great!

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    My mom always said, "You won't notice it on a galloping horse." So gallop away. That is a pretty quilt. I probably wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out. Good luck. Applique covers many indiscretions.

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    why did you make me work so hard, finally found it, it is very nice

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    If it isn't quilted you can change it easily at this point. You don't have to take out a whole row, just the two blocks and a little of the seams to the blocks next to them. You will always be unhappy knowing it is there. When a quilt is a simpler looking design it is easier to find an error. It is so pretty and well worth your effort to correct the error. If it were an ugly quilt, I wouldn't bother, but this is so pretty.
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    I think that it is a lovely quilt
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Yes, I see it but doubt I would have noticed f you had not said one was there. One time I made a small quilted wallhanging...it was the pineapple pattern. It had an off-white paisley in it. I made it, quilted it by hand, and did not notice that one piece of the paisley was wrong side out till a long time after I had bound it and put it away!

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