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maryq Send a Message
This is a quilt I started YEARS ago that I can now put on my "finished" list.

BUT, now I have a little problem....

So I had to rip out some of the first stitch in the ditch I did, to move things a little. You know how you go along with the seam ripper and everything can be perfect, then all of a sudden, you've ripped a hole in the fabric? We've all done it right? Fortunately, I only ripped a couple little holes in the backing fabric. I went back as I was sewing the binding on and stitched up the little holes by hand. If you look really close you can see them.

My Dilemma is... Do I donate this quilt, or should I keep it. I hate to donate something with flaws like that on it. Any suggestions>

PS, as I'm looking at the picture here, it sure looks bubbly doesn't it. I'm not sure I really like the way it turned out. UGH



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2/24/2018 6:26:42 AM
Prairiewillow Send a Message
Dear DEER!
This is a really pretty Quilt ...
As far as the little ripped areas you repaired you could always appliqué a little flower over them...I do that ALOT when I have a flaw such as that...and yes..I have certainly done that with a seam ripper!

As far as the "bubbles"...not all quilts are going to be perfect...you could even use some pretty yarn in matching colors and tie/tack the centers to ease the bubbling...

I think it's beautiful...I would donate it...

2/24/2018 6:48:27 AM
WeeOne Send a Message
I think it is cute and a child will love the textures when they hug it.
2/24/2018 7:23:29 AM
Becca Send a Message
Mtns of NC
I think it’s a cute quilt perfect for a child in need of some comfort.I also think the bubbles are fine.Only a quilter would see them.Donate & give joy. Becca
2/24/2018 10:47:17 AM
OH Mary, This is a perfect quilt for a child. The soft rainbow colors, the contrasting textures between the tight diff stitches and the bubbly touch me squares. All those things would be delightful to hug and touch when your world is turned upside down. Guaranteed to be much loved and used and held tight.

And as for the booboos with the seam ripper (we all do that), applique some cute little flower or animal to further delight the recipient. I would just cut a sq of cuteness from some fabric, easier to applique on. Since it is on the back it would further fascinate a child, their little secret or a big surprise.

God bless you Mary, for making things like this for hospice. God has a plan and you are retired now, so go for it and do great things in the quilting world. Oh, and welcome to retirement. You will be busier than you ever were when you worked.

Hugs and love across the miles, Shirley Mae
2/24/2018 11:06:15 AM
Mary Margaret, your quilt is beautiful. I agree with Sonya and Shirly Mae, a little appliqué and nobody will see. It is a great quilt for child!
2/24/2018 1:28:01 PM
toekeyotow Send a Message
Indiana Joan
Mary, I think the quilt turned out super cute. I would go ahead and donate it. I'm sure no one buy you would ever even know there was something you don't like about it. I try not to focus on any mistakes that I make when making a quilt. There never noticed anyway.

2/24/2018 1:56:45 PM
QuiltGram8 Send a Message
Quilt is beautiful. I like the puffiness. Makes it looks soft and cuddly. As for a boo-boo, well I like the suggestion from others for an applique.
Someone will be really appreciating it. Yrs do donate.
2/24/2018 2:04:05 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
that's really pretty Maryq. I love it.

2/24/2018 2:20:19 PM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
MARY, your quilt is lovely. I love the colors. The 'bubbles' give it a soft look and as it's washed several times, it will often soften out. In fact, many people STRIVE for that bubbly look! As for the little holes, they will never be noticed. But if they bother you, then a little applique will cover it up just fine. And if you think one looks funny, then make a matching or corresponding one nearby. Like a flower and a ladybug or butterfly. But remember, holes are where the sun shines through. So, yes, this quilt will make someone very happy and bring a lot of comfort. Don't deprive anyone of that while you store this little jewel away in a closet. Give it with pride.

Mary z
2/25/2018 5:16:33 AM
I always like the puffy, cuddly look. I agree--applique! You can do one or more... It would look planned and perfect! I'm sure no one would notice the 'resew" except you. But, applique if if makes you feel better! What a delightful quilt!!!
2/25/2018 6:29:56 AM
scrapquilter48 Send a Message
winnipeg, mb,canada
love it turned out nice.
3/2/2018 6:19:07 PM
velvet Send a Message
Myrtle Beach, SC
Mary Everyone has done the boo-boo with the un-sewing gadget! I did it and covered over it with a bee from the fabric I made the top from. As to the puff, I think a child would love to cuddle them.
3/10/2018 2:51:01 PM
gmaann Send a Message
I agree with Velvet/Diane - if the little holes bother you (they probably won't even be noticed by the recipient), cover them with a little fussy cut patch - maybe even with paper backed fusible attached!

I think the quilt looks VERY cuddly and will surely be appreciated!

Remember, finished is always better than perfect!
3/11/2018 10:13:12 AM
cindyg Send a Message
TX-Houston sub
Mary, I agree with everyone else. The bubbly quilt looks soft and cuddly and applique is the way to go to cover the little holes. You could even make one of the appliques the label.
3/13/2018 11:42:11 AM
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