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    OMGoodness this was a challenge

    This new pattern was very hard on the eyes, when I was attempting to long arm this quilt. It was suggested I place plastic over the pantograph, turn on the lazer light and follow the lines. The lazer would catch a shiny piece of the plastic, and blind me for a few seconds, so I removed the plastic, next the shadow of the machine coming back to sew the next line, would make me feel woozey and i would have to stop - so as not to lose my balance. Took me three days to do all the long arm stitching, now I hang it on the clothesline, just to find out a couple of mistakes, well too much work to add in those two extra pieces I missed...now will give it to my neighbours (young couple) they are not quilters, and I think they will be ok with it the way it is. The Name of this Panto is "Fusion"
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    Congratulations on a job well done. It makes me dizzy just looking at it, I can image how challenging it was to quilt it.

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    I didn't notice the omissions until you pointed it out. they will love it. good job
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    Oh please, with all the lovely stitching i doubt they could possible see any missing anywhere. Lovely quilt!!
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    I love that quilting pattern. I do one similar with freehand fmq.... Your neighbors will love that quilt!
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    Very nice quilt.
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    I love that panto pattern and it looks great!

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    Beautiful quilt and we all know we are the ones that see mistakes no one else does. Every time I say I will not do another HST quilt I see another that someone will love to have and we are off again.
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    I can see why it drove you crazy looking at it while quilting! Great job though!

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    I think you did a fabulous job given the design and density...I’m sure you were relieved to have it finished. Whew.
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    Wonderful quilt that will be loved by your neighbors. I can see why it would make you dizzy quilting but it turned out beautiful. You did so good on the quilting.

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    Wonderful quilting!!

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    Isn't it like a great quilter to notice something that no one else would except may a judge in a quilt show. I always go by the adage "the only perfect quilter is God" . Don't be hard on yourself. This is a stunning and very difficult quilt to make because of the illusions that are created while working on it. Great job!

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    Beautiful quilting on this lovely quilt!!!

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    Great panto for this quilt pattern. No one would have noticed the 2 missing pieces if you had not pointed it out. Being quilters, it becomes a challenge for us to find it. :-). The neighbors will not know the difference. That is something to remember......never point out what you feel is a mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliasb View Post
    Isn't it like a great quilter to notice something that no one else would except may a judge in a quilt show. I always go by the adage "the only perfect quilter is God" . Don't be hard on yourself. This is a stunning and very difficult quilt to make because of the illusions that are created while working on it. Great job!
    It is doubtful that a Judge would have noticed the 2 missing pieces. It is so minute and the Judge has so little time to look at each quilt. This would be considered a “design choice” and not an error in the piecing if they did see it.

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    A very lovely quilt indeed. I am sure your neighbors will feel honored and very pleased with this pretty quilt. Don't worry no one will notice the lovely imperfections you noticed.

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    One easy way to fix that would be to applique the correct color over those two spots. But I don't think it is really necessary. It's lovely the way it is.
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    Gorgeous. I can see why it gave you fits. I also have one that does that to me; I'd doubled back on stitches more than once; it was so easy to do that. Great job.

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    That lovely black/white/gray fabric gives real depth to the design. I can see why it would make you dizzy, but it makes a beautiful quilt. Maybe write or embroider the couple's names in the "extra" white spaces? Or not. No one but you will notice unless you point it out.

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    Nicely done---love the quilting.

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    Gorgeous quilt and quilting.

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    Beautiful chevron and quilting!

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    Looks great - if they are not happy, PM me and I will pay for the postage!
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