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Thread: Why are things not noticed in person?

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I am doing some quilting this morning, HOPEFULLY will be completing this quilt today. I finished quilting the last star piece and carefully looked all over to make sure I didn't miss any.

    After checking I stood back and took a quick picture with my phone and the second I looked at it on the phone, I saw one that I missed right in the middle!! I was standing right there and searching for missed ones and didn't see it.
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    That's why I started taking pictures of my blocks before sewing them. For some reason I can see mistakes and color placement better.

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    I think that is called your "mind's eye". Your looking at something by a different media and not just seeing it. Beautiful quilt!

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    I tend to take pictures all through making a quilt and that's a good thing because it prevents me from making a lot of mistakes.

    Thank you... The quilting isn't very good, I'm pretty bad at it. I hope the friend it is for doesn't look too closely!

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    Pam I don't see anything wrong???

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    It's the second light diamond from the left, bottom left side. I didn't do the curved line of stitching on it.

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    Beautiful quilt ... your friend is going to love it.

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    Very nice but I do the same thing - I've got it laid out on the floor...staring at it; put it together; search it; snip threads; notice nothing..........Post on here and see every mistake!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    It's the second light diamond from the left, bottom left side. I didn't do the curved line of stitching on it.
    I had to look hard to see it and couldn't find it till I read this. It's beautiful and your friend will love this quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    I tend to take pictures all through making a quilt and that's a good thing because it prevents me from making a lot of mistakes.

    Thank you... The quilting isn't very good, I'm pretty bad at it. I hope the friend it is for doesn't look too closely!
    I think you did a great job!!! She will love it :lol:

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    I had a customer send me a quilt that I saw a piecing mistake after I quilted it. She sent me leftover fabric, I appliqued it over the mistake and quilted that section again.
    I'm always finding mistakes on my piecing AFTER I take a picture.

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    I love your colors. Thanks I will start taking photos to find mistakes

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    i take pictures all through out the process from blocks to final quilting for this very reason.

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