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Thread: Ever lose interest in a project due to criticism??

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    Super Member Quiltgranny's Avatar
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    "A Burr in my Saddle" - I love it!! It rates right up there with what I've typed many times, "Happy TRIALS". A Freudian slip, perhaps? :wink: Thanks so much for your vote of confidence. Yes, I'll enter it. I just need to finish it so we can move on.

    Karla

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    Well, he made me feel bad about it, so I reworked the backgrounds incorporating dark blues into the black and gray. Now it is completely NOT what I envisioned it to be. I honestly don't think I have the heart to post a pic of it. It isn't even fully pieced. I just worked SO hard on the Mariner's compass, and on additional stars(which were shades of red/orange/yellow), I just hate it now.

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    Camilla, I think I know how you're feeling. The wanting of others to ohhh and ahhh over what we've made. I've told my DH & kids upfront if they don't like one of my quilts, they better fake it or I'll be crushed! lol!!!!! :wink:
    Just remember his opinion is only his opinion, it is your quilt! :thumbup:
    And post us a picture of it!!! Odds are I'll be very green with envy over your choices!!! :D

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    Just seen your last post. Sounds as if all the joy is gone, in making it now.
    I'm sorry this happened.
    I'd vote for doing it as you orginally planned! I'm guessing once your DH seen it completed, he'd agree with your choices! :-)

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    Take your time and change it back to what you initially planned. I usually don't care about what others think about my designs and color selections, but when DH is the one to comment, I get personally offended. If he doesn't like it, I have even more desire to finish it and show him how good it turned out. And it always does, because when you have the vision of the finish product, you make it work. I am sure it will be great.

    Maria

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    Hi Omak,

    I really appreciate your reply to both of us. Something I should've said in my original post that would've clarified some thing is, no, this isn't the worst thing we've had to deal with in our 24+ years, obviously. In fact, we are both permanently disabled with a variety of things. Mine involve cognitive problems a lot, to the point that I forget which faucet is hot and which is cold. MS, and some of the other auto immune diseases I have make many things I do on a daily basis difficult sometimes, but not all the time. Understand conceptual ideas is one of my toughest ones. For me, trying to figure out how to put all the pieces together of the boot was as difficult as
    rocket science in my brain, unfortunately.

    Dear hubby and I are together 24 x 7, and have been for the last several years, so yes, we are learning how to do some things together that we never did before. I knew he had this talent for art, but his own expectations are so high for himself, that he hasn't painted for eons. I think that's sad, as he is a very talented artist. We are on this earth for a relatively short time, and believe me, we usually do make the best of our time. I probably should not have posted this today as I am having a difficult time. Please do not think ill of me for typing some things that may sound so superficial to others not in our situation. Again, thanks for your comments and encouragement.

    Karla

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    I'm with everyone else, I say, go ahead and make it like YOU want to make it, like some have said, everyone has their own opinion and it may not match with yours. I'm sorry that you've totally lost interest in the project, maybe if you set it aside for a little while, you'll want to come back and finish it. I hope so, because everyone on board would love to see it-like you planned it.

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    I always told my DH that if he didn't like what I made, to keep it to himself!! lol And he did. The old saying, If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all, definitely pertained to my quilting projects! Make what you like, otherwise, you won't finish it. Work with "colors" you like and you WILL finish it. Still want to see a picture..I love working with black fabric, especially with bright colors. I believe in you.

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    I was arranging blocks on my wall when my oldest DD said it was ugly fabric. She didn't like one of the florals. Said it looked too old. She went on and on about how I messed it up using that one fabric. I just let her have her say even if it did make me doubt my choice. I finished the quilt top a few months later. This same self appointed quilt designer expert saw it and immediately claimed it as her own. :roll: I told her that was the same quilt she was telling me how bad it looked. She said well it looks great now. Said must have been the light or something. :? :?

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    I think you need to hold to your first choice. I made a quilt and posted it on here and it got lots of compliments, plus everyone who sees it loves it- or at least that's what they tell me. But while I was making it one of my friends kept telling me it wasn't going to look right- I had too many different colors, etc. Then, when it was finished, she loved it. So other people aren't seeing what you are seeing in your head. Only you can see that.

    That said, if it isn't fun anymore, just put it away and start a new project. Quilting isn't supposed to be work or unpleasant- it's supposed to be fun and bring joy. (That's my opinion anyway.)

    Oh! And I love black in a quilt! LOVE IT!!

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