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Thread: Ever start a quilt & quit because you aren't happy with it?

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    Senior Member Happy Treadler's Avatar
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    Ever start a quilt & quit because you aren't happy with it?

    Just wondering if I'm wasting my time. I started a quilt for my son (very simple disappearing 9-patch), and as I go on I'm hating it because the fabric I used (because of all the colors) was cheap. I'm thinking about bailing & just maybe using the blocks I already finished for a small couch throw, and starting a new one with better fabrics.

    Anytbody else do this? Am I nuts for wasting my time? I have everything cut out, and probably finished about 3 rows.
    There is no monotony in real joy.
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    Maybe you could donate the quilt to a homeless shelter or something and make your son a new one.

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    No , you are not alone. I started a dissappearing nine patch and just did not like the way it was looking. So I unsewed all the strips I has sewn ... and made something else. There have also been a few projects that only me and the garbage man ever know existed. When your heart and mind aren't in it .... just stop.

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    I wasn't going to just trash it, and don't really have extra funds or time to finish & donate it. The backing & batting wouldn't be cheap for me. My reasoning is that I wanted to make something that lasted for him, and I'm afraid the Walmart material I bought just won't stand up to the test of time, especially for a boy.
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    If you think it won't hold up, then I would start another one for him. I have actually tossed out a couple projects that just weren't coming out the way they should. Or they have become cat blankets!
    Heather

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    All the time. It goes with being a quilter.
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    Well if it's for a boy that MIGHT be hard on it, I'd probably finish it and let him use it well. Then you might not stress when it's dragged outside on the lawn , or maybe to the ball game. Finish it and let him love it well, them made him a better one with nicer fabric when he might be less likely to harm it
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    I think it depends on the age of the boy. What is ok at 4 years old might be babyish at 6 yrs. If he is young, make it for him and take your time and buy good fabric as you can for the next quilt. He will get his use out of it, and you can have time to buy the perfect supplies needed for the next one. If he is older, then maybe I would look for something else if I didn't like the first one.

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    He will actually be 9 in March. It's my birthday week this week, and I thought maybe I'd buy some fabric for his new quilt to add to what I already have in my stash. Hoping to spend the day quilting!
    There is no monotony in real joy.
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    The quilts I've started and tossed aside for one reason or another I call my UFOs.
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

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