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Old 12-17-2020, 02:38 AM
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Default Nobody Is Perfect

Not when I was piecing the top from blocks.
Not when I was pinning it.
Not when I was quilting and neither when binding.
And not when I was finally cleaning cat hair off it and packing the quilt for shipping.

I noticed it when I was looking at photos after shipping the quilt.

Now you can notice it, too.

Was it the Amish who make a deliberate mistake in every quilt to remind themselves that only God is perfect? They may be, because their quilts are otherwise perfect. My mistake was not deliberate, but still was I reminded - nobody is perfect. And neither is my quilt.

I like the backing of it very much, though.

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Old 12-17-2020, 02:56 AM
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Very pretty quilt! We've all made mistakes, just don't point them out to the recipient and they won't know it was a mistake.
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Old 12-17-2020, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Vasilisa View Post
Was it the Amish who make a deliberate mistake in every quilt to remind themselves that only God is perfect?
no. that's a myth.
they are either amused or confused that anybody would believe they'd do such a thing.
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Old 12-17-2020, 03:40 AM
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Mistakes just add mystery and character to a quilt. Was it a mistake or just part of the plan? No one will ever know!
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Old 12-17-2020, 04:17 AM
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It looks good. don't say anything!
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Old 12-17-2020, 04:25 AM
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This is one of the quilts I intend for a certain charity. They will be given to them in the fall of 2021 (now I have only shipped them to the temporary storage location). Since it is going to be a bundle, I will not comment on every one of them separately anyway.
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Old 12-17-2020, 05:00 AM
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I find if I photo the quilt up on my design wall before I start putting the blocks together I'll see some of my mistakes before they happen. Funny how just looking at it you don't see it. Been there, done that.
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Old 12-17-2020, 05:44 AM
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I have done the very same thing. I stared and stared at that top that was hanging in plain sight on the design board. I just had an uneasy feeling about it, but I could not see it until I looked at the picture of it on my phone. And I was sitting with it on my lap waiting to enter it in an auction. Horrors!! So I ran back home and picked out another to go in the auction.
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Old 12-17-2020, 06:22 AM
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Oh yes, photos show us things our eyes cannot see. Odd but true. Lovely quilt just as it is.
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Old 12-17-2020, 06:31 AM
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I don't see anything wrong with it and neither will the recipient. I don't think I've ever made the perfect quilt.
One day I was showing my sister a mistake in one (she's not a quilter) and she couldn't find it. I think we think other people see things the way we do when in reality they don't. We have "trained eyes" so to speak.
If I had to reach perfection I don't think I'd be doing this

BTW- lovely quilt!
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