Friday, November 26, 2010

A christmas present finished

Since Christmas is right around the corner, I've been checking off my gift list. I recently finished this quilt for my mother in law. She has very traditional tastes and I wanted to make her a lap quilt for her family room. I had this professionally quilted and love the results.
 Here is a detail shot of the two blocks that make up the whole quilt. The pattern was Twin Stars from the book Jelly Roll Quilts. The Jelly Roll I used was Park Avenue by 3 Sisters.
 It's always amazing to me how different a quilt looks when you can step away from it or look at it small in a photo on your computer.
Here's the full shot of the quilt, some of it is wrapped over the back of the railing. So as soon as I opened this photo to edit it, I noticed a mistake.  YEAH, a mistake!! It's a little late to find a mistake isn't it?
Can you see it?

Yeah, right there. The flying goose (geese?) is going the wrong way. I'm glad it's at the edge of the quilt, maybe it's a little less noticeable there. All I can do is laugh right? It is funny to me that I never saw it as just a quilt top or even when I had it hanging to take these photos. Guess I should take pictures of my quilts earlier in the process. Although, I guess I did take photos of this as a top and never saw it.
 Here's the back of the quilt. More of the Park Avenue Line.

And close up of my pieced label.

I'm excited to give it to her, even with the mistake in it. Debating whether to tell her about it or not. Would you? What do you do to avoid these mistakes?

Quilt Stats:
Size - 52x68
Started - 9/14/10
Finished - 11/20/10


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's beautiful Becky! It's not a mistake, it's just a way to tell it was handmade, not machine made. No one but you will every know. Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

Cris A said...

It's stunning! Mistake and all ;)

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

the quilt looks great & the quiting looks fantastic!!! as for the "mistake"... been there...done that! go ahead and embrace it!!

randi said...

very nice! she is going to love it. i can't imagine she will notice the stray goose! :)

Diane said...

beautiful! I vote don't tell... I doubt she will ever notice... and I preffer to call these pattern customizations, not mistakes.

Carolyn said...

It's a gorgeous quilt and I'm with everyone else...fight the urge to tell her. She won't notice!

Cherie said...

Somehow found your blog tonight....the same thing happened to me with a star, and I only found it after taking a picture of the completed quilt top. Someone passed along the tidbit that the Amish call these "humility blocks"--Amish quilters intentionally make a mistake in their quilts because only God is perfect and making a perfect quilt is prideful. So then I kicked myself for fixing it :)

Colleen said...

Your quilt is gorgous! I would never have noticed the mistake if you hadn't pointed it out. Did you know that the Seminole Indians put a mistake in on purpose. So does a famous quilter named Carol Doak. My mistakes just happen naturally!


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