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Thread: Go ahead and laugh at me

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    Go ahead and laugh at me

    Making comfort quilts. Simple designs, big patches, finished one top, put it on the design wall just to get it out of the way while I cut the backing and batting. Oops!

    Had to think... fix it? leave it as-is? Kids wouldn't notice the error - would they? Would DH notice? Called him in to look... asked him if he saw anything wrong... he commented on the fabrics! Too dark? No, asked him if he noticed anything wrong in "this area" - Oh, he said, I noticed that right away, I thought you meant to do that. Huh? Well if DH noticed it, then it definitely needs to be fixed.

    Second picture - fixed and quilted. It only took a few minutes to unsew and flip the block around.
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    Either version is great. My "rule" if I always wish I would of fixed it..........fix it! If it doesn't bother me....move on

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    i am so anal lol i woul;d have fixed it too its a nice quilt
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    Glad it was an easy fix - very pretty quilt!

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    too funny! nice fix.
    Linda

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    Yeah, I would have fixed it too. Not a big thing to fix but something I would not have forgotten every time I looked at it.
    I am getting ready to layer my latest and keep looking and photographing (that somehow helps find boo boos) before I put it together. Don't want a surprise after it is really too late!
    I like this quilt of yours!

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    ​It looks great now! I would have fixed it too.

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    Looks great! I would have fixed it also!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    I would do like you and fixed it, it would have bothered me every time I looked at it.

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    Very cute quilt! (Isn't funny how we can get so far before even noticing something like this...I've been there a few times myself!)
    Wendy

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    ah..gee! It took me a long time to see what was wrong. I was even checking to see if the turtles were swimming in the wrong direction! Duh...LOL!!! And I am usually pretty good at those puzzles where you have to find the one that is different!...Nice brain test for me.

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    I did the same thing on a warm wishes quilt. Absolutely had to fix it. Your quilt is very pretty

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    I would have fixed it, also...very pretty quilt.
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    Very nice, cute fabric and looks like it wouldn't take too long. I'll keep it in mind for some charity quilts! I really think it is interesting but allows for showcasing some cute fabrics that kids would like!

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    I would have fixed it ... it would have bothered me everytime I looked or even thought about it.

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    I also would have fixed it...however, before I do it, I ask myself...can I live with it? Many times it's so minor, I can live with it...so I do

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    Dunster........Your quilt turned out so nice & I am glad that you fixed it the right way. If you are like most of us, you would always think I should have fixed it. Now you will be proud of it forever!! Nice job!!
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    Yes, I would have fixed it too. I did a quilt that needed miter corners and made them square - my DH noticed it immediately so I went back and fixed it, even had to piece some together to do it but it looked so much nicer.

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    It is a nice quilt & if fixing it made you happy, glad you dit it. It took me three hard looks at the before and after pictures to find the mistake. Course once I found it, it really stood out, but it looks great now that it is all fixed.
    Patimint

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    Every quilt journey comes with pot holes love the quilt
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    It is a beautiful quilt.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/BarbAndVivsQuilts?view_type=gallery

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    I had a whole top put together and when I spread it out I almost cried. I had sewn the wrong rows together and all the solid blocks were on one side....plus I had put sashing around all of it...I had to take the whole thing apart and do it over again. Lesson learned.....go slow and check each row while it's pinned to make sure you haven't turned it wrong....I never could have looked at that quilt the way it was....
    Families are like old quilts....although they tend to unravel at times...each can be stitched back together with love.

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    I would have fixed it also. It's a beautiful quilt and will be loved by some child!
    Helen T.

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    I'm so glad you fixed it, I would have too. It is very pretty. I had to look several times. It has been a long day and I am tired.
    Another Phyllis
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    Sorry, it took me forever to find the error. I kinda like it the first way, it would have been a great conversation piece. Maybe, that's because I'm just kind of off myself. Lovely both ways.

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