Friday, January 17, 2014

What's Wrong With This Picture

Has this ever happened to you? You get a quilt top all finished, pressed, hung to photograph -- and notice "hey, something is wrong."



No, it's not that the top edge is missing -- that's folded over the deck railing so I could take the photo.

It's the flying geese in the outside border. The background and colored prints are reversed! I can't believe I got the quilt top completely finished without noticing this mistake!

Sigh.

This is the 2012 Fat Quarter Shop "Designer Mystery BOM" quilt. It's made from Bonnie & Camille's "Vintage Modern" fabric, a collection I loved so much I bought the entire fat quarter bundle. And made four extra blocks so the quilt would be big enough for my queen sized-bed.

Guess it's not really finished, huh?

Linking up to TGIFF, hosted this week by Julie at That's Sew Julie.


As well as "Can I Get a Whoop Whoop" at Confessions of a Fabric Addict:

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

And with Richard and Tanya at Link-a-Finish Friday:



LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts\


"Designer Mystery" is my first UFO finish for 2014 -- I promise I'll have those flying geese flying by February 1. Are you working on your UFO #7?


From the desk of your auntmartisignature

30 comments:

  1. This is an awesome quilt even with the backwards geese! Every time I see one of these I wish I would have joined in. Good work on the, almost, finish and thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  2. I thought that was part of the design. When I saw that I really thought that was a clever twist for the border. Doesn't look like a mistake to me at all. Looks like pattern enhancement if you ask me :) Great quilt

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  4. It looks great! Please don't point it out to others. They will never know the difference. Your quilt is unique. Lovely!

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  5. I think it looks great...love the colors!

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  6. I agree with everyone else - it's beautiful - so fresh looking. I looked and looked and couldn't spot the mistake until I read on and you said, and even then I couldn't work out which corner as I had thought it was part of the pattern! Beautiful fabric, beautiful quilt! Gill (sorry it always says my husbands name - but it's an improvement on Anonymous!)

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  7. I thought the reversed flying geese was intentional. It really adds a fun twist to the boarders. I hope you decide to keep them.

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  8. I'm really not seeing what the problem is with the flying geese! Don't mess with it - it looks great!

    Kim
    http://tiesthatbindquilting.wordpress.com/

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  9. It's a beautiful quilt, Marti. :o)

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  10. I think it is beautiful and I thought you did it intentionally. NO ONE but you will notice!

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  11. At least you noticed BEFORE it was quilted....It doesn't look wrong to me, but it will to you I know.

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  12. This is what makes it unique - a design element!! At least they are uniformly "wrong" and not just one! :)

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  13. It doesn't look like a mistake to me. Looks gorgeous!! We just moved into our new apartment yesterday so I'm hoping I can finish January's UFO but if not I'll finish two in February and just keep claiming this move. Haha ;)

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  14. I would definitely call it a "design decision." Variation is also part of design, and what better one than reversing colors! I like the quilt.

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  15. I would never have known the difference! I think I would leave it as is and consider it a design element like others have said! It looks beautiful!

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  16. I agree - our "mistakes" often look fine to observers. As far as UFO #7, we were in San Antonio for a week and just came back. So far #7 is on the table and I just look at it every day! Hopefully I will be motivated next week.

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  17. Oh man...at least it is in the border and not the middle!

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  18. I'm not seeing the mistake on this one but I'll believe you! I've finished my number 7 project but I haven't uploaded my photo to my computer yet so best do it and try to remember to email you!

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  19. I did this one too but found that the reds would not work in the bedrooms. I am going to use them to cover seats in the kitchen when we get further along in that reconstruction.

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    1. And I gave away the big bed to someone whose house burned in the Black Forest fire, so I'll have to use it as a really big wall hanging! Oops!

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  21. I think it looks wonderful. Are you sure it''s an error?

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  22. Well that is really funny because I would have never noticed and I would have thought it was part of the pattern. Each block is so beautiful. Really nicely designed quilt and of course the fabric is wonderful too. Love everything about it.

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  23. Hahaha, totally something I would do. I'd probably leave it that way though!

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