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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2006 08:45:51 AM »

That has mistakes? It looks perfect.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2006 11:10:31 AM »

Mistakes or no, I think that quilt is gorgeous! Besides, making mistakes is one of the fun things about making things by hand (as opposed to buying them, factory-made), since it shows that an actual human being made it.

But either way, I love it! Great job!

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2006 03:29:05 PM »


Mistakes - you have got to be kidding?  they certainly don't show up in the picture (I looked hard trying to find even one and couldn't.)

Keep up the fantastic work!

« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2006 03:43:19 PM »

Oh Phooey!  Only you can see the mistakes!

You should take a moment, squint, and see it through our eyes.  We don't see mistakes.  We see a glorious quilt!  We're in awe of you for creating such a lovely quilt.

If you look at the coffee table books on historical quilt masterpieces, they are full of "mistakes."  Variation just makes things spicier!

« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2006 05:00:39 PM »

Ya'll sure know how to make someone feel better....Thanks for the compliments.  I've "let go" of the mistakes....quit worrying about them....at least I am trying too.....lol  It looks pretty good on the bed and it's way warmer than I thought it would be.  It's a good thing too since my bedroom is always cold.....I used a 600 ct sheet on the back and put polyester batting inside of the quilt.  Thanks for looking....Candace Smiley


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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2006 09:10:02 PM »

I think that quilt is amazing! The quilter always sees mistakes! we are our own worst enemies! I think it looks just great. very lovely colors!

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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2006 12:35:56 AM »

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Shocked

« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2006 11:01:36 PM »

Wow this quilt looks like it would be frustrating to make. It turned out beautifully.

I know all about the frustration of something not going right-many of my quilts have spent at least a little bit of time in the garbage can while I cooled down. Usually the mistakes don't look as bad as you thought the farther you get from the less than happy experience (though I will say those quilts have never been my favorites, even if they are other people's).
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2006 04:47:57 AM »

I love this site!  Everyone on here is so nice and is really good at ego boosts.  lol  Thanks so much for the kind words. Smiley 

Cmoore, overall the quilt really wasn't that bad to piece together.  I just did a little bit every so often.  The worst part was trying to sew together pieces that weren't square.  I just ended up "making them fit," which is how I ended up with the quilt all funky shaped.  I think all of that is hid pretty well in the picture.  That was another lesson this quilt taught me,  square up your pieces whenever possible to keep from having folding lumps in the quilt.  (I should make a list of everything I learned and tape i on the wall above my sewing machine.....save me trouble later. lol)


« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2006 09:32:36 AM »

In the future you can lightly square up the border.  It isn;t as obvious if theres a bit trimmed off to make the corners nice and square.  If its like a 4" border or larger, no one will know!

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