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Topic: Another scrap quilt finished, but oy! The puckering!  (Read 6009 times)
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« on: September 05, 2011 10:37:35 PM »

I really set the bar way too high for myself this time. Also, I think I made the mistake of basting and quilting it while fresh out of the worst flu I've ever had.

Result = serious, serious puckering and diagonal shear. Sh^t.

Resisted the urge to collapse in a heap and wail, "I'VE RUINED IT!". Finished it off anyway, bound it, attached a label. It's for a friend who has a friend back home with new triplets. He's not picking it up until Friday so I'm tempted to try and whip something else up in the meantime and really make sure I baste this one properly. I don't know what went wrong - I always use a combination of spray adhesive and safety pins - but maybe because of the size of the patchwork pieces and the randomness of the design it just didn't have enough stability in the sandwich phase.

Anyway, C&C welcome on the rest of it while I work out what to do next. Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2011 11:18:24 PM »

I think it's absolutely stunning! Very modern.
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2011 11:22:30 PM »

I don't see anything wrong with it. I've always liked your style of quilting. I always know when it's one of your quilts. You did a good job. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011 12:55:52 AM »

On the contrary, I think the shear actually works well in this particular quilt! It makes it seem like the rectangles are trying to follow the wavy quilted lines and softens their sharp angles a bit. You just have too look at the overall quilt with a touch of whimsy Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011 01:14:29 AM »

I like it!!   I say gift it as planned!!!  Lots for babies to look at!

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011 02:39:19 AM »

I've no expertise here so i can't comment on the quilting but the design of the patchwork is absolutely wonderful...a brilliant job, congratulations!
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2011 03:54:43 AM »

To me it looks perfect too!
Such a wonderful gift.

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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2011 05:16:39 AM »

anyone snuggled under that in years to come with their family is not going to notice the shear. 

it may only be noticeable because it is hung straight.  and i know around, here, quilts are found in a crumpled flumph ready to be called into service at a moments notice.

i love the style pf patchwork.  must practice more with odd sized piecing...

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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2011 06:36:33 AM »

Sometimes with quilts, people are too worried about seams lining up perfectly, etc.  However, I think puckers and slight "mistakes" add charm.

Not that I see any "mistakes" with this--it is gorgeous!

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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2011 07:46:21 AM »

Well all I can say is - if you're afraid it's not perfect enough for your friend you can send it to me!!  LOL - I LOVE it!!  You did a beautiful job!!

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