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Thread: A scrappy WIP---need advice

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    I was so so so careful to keep this in the right order and now that I am finished with the top, I see that I got a row backwards. My question is: Should I rip it out and fix it or will anyone even notice?
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    Being a novice, it took me a while to figure out which row might be wrong. Is it the top? I think it looks great the way it is. But if it is something that will drive you crazy, you won't be happy unless you fix it.

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    I'd leave it :) It gives the illusion that THAT'S suppose to be the top of the quilt :) And if you gift it, the person you gift it to will never even think about it unless you tell them :)

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    I love it as is. Scrappy quilts are the best!

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    I don't think it looks bad at all. However, if it were my quilt, all I'd be able to see is that it's not how I wanted it to be. So I'd rip it out and redo it. If you're careful you can perform surgery and take it out/replace it without having to take off the borders.

    But, as I said, it really doesn't look bad. I guess it just depends on how attached you were to the way it's "supposed" to go. ;)

    ETA: Flipped row aside, it's a really nice scrappy look. :)

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    Looks fine to me, didn't notice till I looked hard at it.

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    If it is not quilted yet, I'd fix it- just a few straight seams- you'll feel better when it is done- great quilt!

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    I'd fix it. But that's just me.

    It's not that big a deal to remove the row (you do not have to undo the borders), press the seam allowances flat again on the row and border (makes it easier and cleaner for the next step), and then resew it back in place in the correct position. Check that twice to make sure you don't sew it back incorrectly (I did that once :roll: ). Just take your time. You'll be surprised how quickly it gets done.

    Of course, you'll probably get 20 pages of "leave it in" comments.
    It's your (very cool) quilt. It's totally your choice.

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    If it bugs you, then I would probably fix it. Good luck. Love the scrappy colors and diamonds!

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    I love it. But YOU have to decide if it bothers you. I love the way you did the borders.

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    If it would always bug you, take it out and fix. Otherwise, go on. It took me a while to see what was the problem.

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    I'd fix it. You put so much work and planning into the quilt top, you might never enjoy it fully. I hate to rip but always glad that I did when finished.

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    I'd have to fix it....lol... but I really like the colors. I love scrappy's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmrenno
    I love it. But YOU have to decide if it bothers you. I love the way you did the borders.
    Thanks. FYI: the inner scrappy border is done using adding machine tape. I got that idea from someone on the board--said her husband does that for her. It is a little tedious!

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    If it bothers YOU then fix it!
    Pretty quilt, love scrappies!

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    Gorgeous quilt!!! My answer would be to fix it, only b/c it would drive me nuts. I know myself :)

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    I think it depends on the purpose for which it was made and if it will drive you crazy leaving it alone. I think it is beautiful the way it is but I might not be able to let it go.

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    Its great!! just made one like it with yellow sashing -- taring out is kinda your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    I'd leave it :) It gives the illusion that THAT'S suppose to be the top of the quilt :) And if you gift it, the person you gift it to will never even think about it unless you tell them :)
    Yep.

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    It's too beautiful not to fix. Wouldn't take long and you will have removed that little "nagging feeling" from your life. Let us know whatever you decide to do. After all, it is YOUR quilt.

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    [quote=lisalovesquilting]
    Quote Originally Posted by thequilteddove
    I'd leave it :) It gives the illusion that THAT'S suppose to be the top of the quilt :) And if you gift it, the person you gift it to will never even think about it unless you tell them :)
    I agree particularly if there is a pillow tuck it will never be noticed. Love your colors and pattern.

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    Having OCD tendencies, I would have to fix it if it were my own.

    I do not think it looks bad at all and I love the colors!

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    no, don't rip it out. things like this make people look closer and isn't that what we want? people to look closer at our wonderful quilts? it's lovely, so don't fret. just say you did it that way.

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    If you can tell me which row is in backwards, I'll tell you if you should leave it or rip it! :D

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    I'd leave it; gives it character. Along time ago quilters used to do things like that on purpose so that it wouldn't be perfect.

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