A Quilting Mistake

A quilting……mistake!

I have been working diligently on hand-quilting the Legacy Star quilt.  I have been at it since the end of January, and figure I am about 3/4 done with it.

I do my quilting in the living room, in front of the large picture window for the best light.  I usually quilt just during the daylight hours, to take advantage of the natural light.  I do not care for quilting by overhead or lamplight.  The quilting frame sits in the middle of the room, and just the other day, while sitting in my easy chair,  I glanced over at the quilt….and saw this!

Can you see it?!


A big mistake!   The 2 rays of the star on the right are not facing the right direction!

I could not believe what I was seeing!  I pieced this block, and did not see it.  I pieced the whole quilt top together, and did not see it.  And I have been quilting on it for a number of months now, and still did not see it!  I even marked the quilting lines for this block, and was all ready to quilt this area, and did not see it.

They say that the fine quilters of years ago. would purposely make a mistake on the quilt top, because they did not want to make something perfect-only God is perfect.  Well, I am far from perfect, and this quilt surely demonstrates it!  This was not done on purpose…..I still cannot believe that I didn’t catch this mistake till now!

I was all ready to begin ripping out this patch and re-piece it correctly.  I showed it to Maria- she said leave it.  I showed it to Dan-he said keep it just the way it is, said it would make it more precious in the future.

So the mistake will stay, and it will be quilted just as it is.

What would you have done?

Psalm 119:111

“Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever,

for they are the rejoicing of my heart.”


  1. just leave it! The quilt is so pretty.

  2. I agree that it makes it special!

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Child of God, pastors wife, mother of five, grandmother of ten (and counting), gardener, quilter, homemaker, reader, homebody and dreamer…

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