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Thread: Eden to Paradise Lost - A Cautionary Tale of Woe

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    Senior Member peacequiltingnana's Avatar
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    Many of you are posting your mistakes and so I post this one, possibly making some of you feel better. I bought this fabric over a two year period for special people in my life. In anticipation of major surgery next month, I was quilting like a madwoman this Spring. I was substitute teaching almost every day and had nine quilting projects going at once, along with everything else. Probably because I was going so fast, and was so tired, I didn't see these very obvious mistakes until this was almost totally quilted. At first I cried, almost threw-up and put it in the closet. The other day I got it out and am finishing it. I will keep it and display it in a prominent place to remind me how even quilting, like life, isn't perfect. But it sure keeps me humble and honest!

    OMG! The mistakes just jump out at you!
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    Still a very beautiful quilt, and I honestly really had to look. Love the colors

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    Beautiful quilt!
    I don't think the mistake shows very much at all... I bet if not pointed out, many would never know it is there :D:D:D

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    WOWIE!!! but it is sooooooo beautiful :thumbup:
    love it anyways :mrgreen:

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    Quit being so hard on yourself!
    We are all imperfect quilters living in an imperfect world.
    Mistakes keep us humble! Your quilt is gorgeous!

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    It's a great quilt

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    Even with the mistake it is really quite beautiful! I'm sure someone in your life would be absolutely thrilled to have it!

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    A little "randomness", in quilts as well as life, can be a good thing. It's a beautiful quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Beautiful quilt!
    I don't think the mistake shows very much at all... I bet if not pointed out, many would never know it is there :D:D:D
    I agree, it's beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Beautiful quilt!
    I don't think the mistake shows very much at all... I bet if not pointed out, many would never know it is there :D:D:D
    I agree, it's beautiful.

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    it's a beautiful quilt. don't be so hard on yourself. the error is minor and only another quilter could spot it. best wishes on your upcoming surgery.

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    Design decisions are wonderful. I love your quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg
    A little "randomness", in quilts as well as life, can be a good thing. It's a beautiful quilt!
    I agree and I had to really look to spot the boo-boos LOL. A non quilter would NEVER spot them:)

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    You know, the "errors" are really what makes that quilt. It makes for points of interest, places for your eye to gently rest. So subtle you don't even know it's happening. I'd call it a happy accident, because art imitates life...all of us are different and have our own "flavor" or character.

    You done good. This quilt knew what it wanted to be, even if YOU didn't. :D

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    The mistake might creep out ever so slowly, but leap out ? No. The quilt reminds me of a lovely garden and a delightful place to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    The mistake might creep out ever so slowly, but leap out ? No. The quilt reminds me of a lovely garden and a delightful place to be.
    I agree. Quit beating yourself up. It is still a very beautiful quilt, and I love the fabrics you chose. :thumbup:

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    It is a beautiful quilt. If you would not have said anything about the mistakes, I would not have seen them. Great job.

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    It is beautiful, i had to look a long time to see what you were talking about. I don't think anyone would not like to get this quilt as a gift.

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    Beautiful colors. I would hang it on a wall in back of a couch or table, with part of the quilt in back of the piece of furniture!

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    All in all, it's beautiful, I had to look really hard too.

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    Remember - there's no mistakes in quilting. Just design enhancements! I love the colors, btw.

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    Very pretty and I also had to really looks to see the mistake. No matter its beautiful.

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    I think its perfect!!!

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    Just totally gorgeous. Love it.
    Grandma always said that a quilter always puts a mistake in her quilts because nothing in this world is totally perfect.
    So you just made the perfect quilt.

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    gosh...that is a very pretty quit...wish I made mistakes like that...(of course, that is sarcasm)... when I was teaching all I could do when the day was over was sit and stare in space...

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