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Bad Mistake I can't fix now.

Old 07-06-2016, 04:29 AM
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I generally make a baby blanket for my co-workers that are expecting. That is a lot being as I worked at WalMart for 16 years. One of our Customer Service Managers was expecting her first baby. I wanted to wait until she knew the sex before I made the blanket. Low and behold she was going to have twin girls. WOW. Now it was two blankets not one. She wanted the colors purple, green and yellow (bright shades) and she wanted vintage Winnie the Pooh fabric. I wasn't thrilled with the colors but did come up with vintage Winnie the Pooh fabric in my stash. The first one went together ok but it wasn't easy for me. Also the first time I did flange binding. It looks a little crooked in the picture (also getting used to a smart phone after using a flip phone for years) but it is straight.

twin-baby-blanket.jpg Did the second one and I made the colors opposite from the first one. In the meantime, the babies were born 9 weeks premature. I finished both of the quilts and then quilted them. They are quilted in a close meandering design. Never saw the mistake I made on the second one until I was taking the picture. (pictures are not too good but it is what it is)


The only way I know I could correct it is to take the entire quilt apart. I talked to the Mom about it (She is an amateur quilter and so am I apparently) and she said "It is fine. I love the creator and know they will love the blankets. The 'redesign' of the star that you did will make it more special"

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Old 07-06-2016, 04:44 AM
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Oops! But it makes it unique.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:07 AM
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Nice quilts. Could you rip the FMQ around the mistake (what appears to be a FG) and take out the 3 pieces, correct the mistake, appliqué it back in and then FMQ again over it? If it sounds too difficult, just leave it as is. It is unique. Babies don't care.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:12 AM
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Mistakes make us human…this one will became a topic of conversation for a long time. NOT a bad thing. Babies don't care and sounds like the Mom doesn't either.
FYI, taking is pictures along the way is a great way to see mistakes...
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:14 AM
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Bummer. Can you think of an applique that will hide the mistakes....something like a group of flowers???
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:15 AM
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Leave it as it is. Which ever girl gets the different "design" will have something totally unique. Maybe as a twin it will be special to her to have something different from anything else.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:26 AM
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Let her think you did it on purpose, because even though the twins will be identical in many ways, they will each have unique characteristics that will set them apart from each other.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:31 AM
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You know, Amish purposely include a "humility square" in their quilts. Please don't change it!
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:48 AM
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Since it's a gift I would have to fix it. The easiest way would be to pick out the fmq and then the block. I'd hand stitch it back in place and then redo the fmq, matching as best as I could. No one would ever know it was altered.

Pretty quilts!
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:52 AM
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Amish people make mistakes on purpose. Let it go with a full heart. It will be just as warm as the other.
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