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I botched up my embroidery applique....not sure how I did this but any suggestions on how to hide it???

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Denise (denilyn) posted on Sun, May 27 2012 8:56 PM
I practiced several times on scrap and it looked great...then I did it on the quilt top and noticed afterwards on both that they appear to have a stretched look of the background material in a few spots...geesh. I will upload pictures...hopefully it will show up. I was wondering too how I should quilt this...maybe echo quilting around the appliqued areas??? Thanks so much for input on this....very upset over this but I refuse to tear it out...would probably destroy the fabric trying to.
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Well I thought I was going to upload pictures but seem to be having problems with that...will figure it out and get it up as soon as possible.
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I give...I made several attempts to upload the photos to this and I cannot get it to go. I did get them in the gallery though if anyone would care to look and give an opinion on how I might be able to hide those marks...thinking echo quilting might hide it???
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Nana replied on Sun, May 27 2012 9:52 PM

Denise

Echo quilting should help.  I don't think they are as noticable as I feel sure that you do.   In the future use a heavy stabilizer on the back and a thinner one on the top.  I usually use a heavy tear away on the back and a wash away on the top.  It helps keep the foundation fabric from stretching.   Your appliques are beautiful.

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Thanks...my first try on a quilt...I have done towels before and you know I didn't think about using a wash away on top, I bet that would have helped. I was disappointed when I saw that. This is for my granddaughter whose theme for her bedroom is garden. I let her pick out fabrics and she wanted bright and cheerful. Again, thanks so much. I thought maybe echo quilting would hide it. My husband said it is not as bad as I think it is. :-)
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Ramona replied on Sun, May 27 2012 10:01 PM

Denise,

Your quilt is beautiful!! Such bright colors would cheer up any room. Great job on this.  I also don't feel it's going to be that noticable once the top is quilted.

 

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Angele replied on Mon, May 28 2012 7:19 AM

Denise your quilt is beautiful and your granddaughter will have wonderful dreams with that on her bed.  A friend of mine says that you should look at it from at least six feet away.  From there you will look at the overall beauty and not the niggling details. I also think that once it is quilted you and your granddaughter will hardly notice it.  Of course you will always know where they are because you made it, but I don't think anyone else will see what you see.  After all it is beautiful.  I hope we will see some pictures when you have it all quilted.

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I love your quilt. It's beautiful. Your grand daughter will love it too. I'm sure she will never see it the way you do. I agree with everyone's input. If you're looking at it from a galloping horse, you cannot see it. I've heard the 6 feet away idea also. I hope to see it again once you have it quilted and finished.  Great Job!!!

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Do not worry about the background, when you quilt it you can ease in all the fullness.  And after washing it will not show at all.

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Denise your quilt is beautiful , Barbara

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Maggie replied on Mon, May 28 2012 6:46 PM

Stunning, I love the colors!

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