Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Quilt interruption


I'm interrupting my one photo a day in June deal-io because I want to share this quilt. 

And the amazing quilting.

The Backporch Quilters know that I love intricate and jam packed quilting and they surely did not disappoint on this puppy.

Behold!


I decided I wanted to make this type of cross quilt a few weeks ago and I also decided I wanted it out of this particular fabric.  The only trouble was that I didn't own any of the fabric.  Thanks to some generous fabric swaps with the likes of Greta and Dana, I instantly had enough!


I'm thinking about putting this in my Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Shop but I'm hesitating due to the glaring error.  If you didn't instantly see it in the first photo you won't hurt my feelings if you scroll back up and study it more closely.  I'll wait . . .

See what I'm talking about?

I like little quirks with handmade goods but don't know if anyone else will consider it a charming quirk or just a crying shame and reason enough not to buy it.

Then again, maybe I'm just looking for a reason to keep it.

Decisions.  Decisions.

-dana

26 comments:

Rafael's Mum said...

Stop in tracks... scroll back... stare for five minutes... Oh THAT! You crazy?, that wasn't a mistake, that was a design opportunity and I personally think the quilt wouldn't be the same without it.

devotedtoquilting said...

Must look like a design opportunity to me, I don't see. Of course I'm not going to spend 5 min. looking for a mistake either. I think you just want to keep it. Nothing wrong with that! Nita

Kelly O. said...

haha! yes. I see it. No I don't think it would stop me from loving it. I think I would want to keep it too!
question: how big did you make your charm squares in this quilt? I've been hoarding my AMH garden party for just such a quilt but have been really on the fence as to what block size to cut. so in the meantime I've started 22 other projects!

Reader Owl said...

Its a keeeper. Lovely.

Florence said...

its a grt quilt,,,,,,,,,

Kar said...

Another great quilt Dana! I love every bit of it. And the fabric you used on the back is to die for. :)

The Thompsons said...

Call me slow, but I'm totally not seeing it. Meanwhile, I love the quilting. She's a beauty!

Greta said...

Holy Batman that was fast. Weren't you just cutting pieces for this like a week ago? I'm glad it worked out and that you were able to find all the fabric you needed for this one. Oh and that glaring mistake took me forever to find and I'm still not sure it's a mistake. I think it looks great! I for one like to throw something like that in to all of my quilt because a) they usually just happen and b) no one else usually sees it until you point it out and so if you don't it is like a fun little secret between you and the quilt. Love that fabric on the back too. I used the same print in a different colorway on the back of mine, it just looks so great.

aksherry said...

hmmm, it sure is gorgeous!! But if you want to keep it, you should!!!

Kristin said...

Umm...it's gorgeous! I think I see what your talking about but I'm not super positive and either way it doesnt bother me. But, I would keep it? :) it's to pretty to sell!

Mama Said Sew said...

Yep, another gorgeous quilt Dana!

Kristen said...

It's lovely looking and you always make beautiful quilts.

That mistake...pfffff, no biggie since it took me forever to see it.

It's unique, it's beautiful, and someone would be lucky to own it (or just let me sneak over and borrow it a bit :D ).

Beautiful fabrics, an awesome quilt but a talented quilter makes it a woohooo moment!

dolores said...

Bwhahahahaa....Siamese Crosses....you silly girl...no one would have even noticed!:) Hmmmm....maybe that's what you should name it!:)

QuiltNut Creations said...

I will not admit to how long I had to stare at the quilt to find the opps lol. It still looks good Dana. I love the backing!

Greenville Coupon Clippers said...

Never would have seen it and I love the pattern! When I call out what I think are glaring mistakes in my quilts, my husband is quick to say nobody would know or that is what makes it different. Of course, when it is my mistake I don't feel that way! "Mistakes" give character =)

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

I had to search! I think it's beautiful.

machen und tun said...

you are definitely looking desperately for a reason to keep it.. :-)
It is wonderful!!

Mandalin said...

it's a beaut Dana! I love those cross quilts and I have 2 DQS quilts to prove it, so I'd say it was a keeper!

EG said...

Absolute handmade charm, and hardly noticeable. If you don't want to keep it, list it and get some money for more fabric!

CitricSugar said...

Based on the comments and my own observations, I don't think I know what you're talking about mistake-wise, so if there is one, it's either not glaring or I'm a tool. It's gorgeous, really. And I'm not saying that to be nice. It's shop-worthy but it's also keep-worthy.

Lara said...

Can't see it :) in fact, I think it looks perfect!

Kim said...

If ya gotta look that hard is it really an error?
Love it! I hope you keep it :0) and make a "perfect" one for someone else :0)

Happy Sewing

sallgood said...

Love it...Okay, I must stop looking at quilts! I want to make too many!! (This one might jump the queue!) Quilt along time?? :D

sewfroufrouquilter said...

I think it's beautiful and I love the fabrics. You can always say the mistake was on purpose like quilters of the past. And btw I would have not noticed if you hadn't pointed it out.

~Jess said...

I'm not seeing it ....I wouldn't blame you for wanting to keep it though. I love it!

danaandthread said...

i am so behind on my google reader--this is GORGEOUS! i am so impressed how quickly you used the charms. this fabric looks grrrrreats with this pattern!