Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Would You "Fix" This?

 Okay, as you know, I'm a newbie to appliqué. The pattern I'm working on is a learning experiment - a full size quilt starting with the blocks in the upper left corner. My goal is to master this process by the time I reach the lower right blocks. As we go along, they become progressively harder.

 Ok, so here are my cupcakes. They still need cherries and some "word" embroidery.

What do you think of the left cupcake? Looks like I added frosting while the cupcake was still warm. Now keep in mind: This quilt is supposed to be folksy. But I'm an uber-perfectionist. But I promised myself I wouldn't be because this is a learning experiment.

So, would you "fix" this?




  1. I think it looks realistic! Not all cupcakes are perfect. But, if it bothers you now, experience has taught me it will always bother you. So you need to decide if you can be happy with it as it is now.

  2. I'm agreeing with Jeanne - decide how much it bothers you now, and if you can't live with it forever, fix it. I think it's darling!

  3. I agree. It looks fine, and will hardly be noticeable after the cherry and stitching is added. But if it isn't working for you now, it will bug you every time you look at it (even if no one else notices). Think of it as some extra practice.

  4. Nope. Not at all. I like the oozing frosting - it looks purposeful!

  5. I don't see anything wrong with it. Looks great to me and I would not do a thing to it. You are doing a good job at applique. Don't give up!

  6. I know the quilt you are making so I think it is fine as it is. However if you wanted to fix it I think all you would need to do is unpick the left icing and move it so it is a bit straighter. I don't think it would take very much time and it sounds like you would be happier.


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