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Thread: What would you do if you made a quilt you hate?

  1. #61

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    Your quilt is beautiful. By putting the black background your design stands out. If it was me I would finish it. Give it to someone you love. You put a lot of work into it. God Bless and have a great day.
    Fran Carter

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    I can't see why you hate it so much. It is PRETTY! I had a quilt thaI was so frustrated with that I could have died. I had worked hard on it and was going to have to go to the hospital. A friend of mine offered to finish it for me. So, reluctantly, I gave it to her to finish. When I got it back it was a t-total mess. I paid her 20 dollars for the work she had done. And I went home crying. I worked with it for several days. There was no way I could fix it without taking it all apart. But then when I tried to do that, the stitches were so tight I couldn't get the seam ripper inbetween. Another friend came along and thought she could fix it so I just gave it to her. So............ Do you need a friend? I'll gladly take it!!!!!!! :lol: Just feel free to PM me for my address. But seriously. It is really pretty and I think you could grow to love it. After all you have put a lot of work into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker
    I can't see why you hate it so much. It is PRETTY! I had a quilt thaI was so frustrated with that I could have died. I had worked hard on it and was going to have to go to the hospital. A friend of mine offered to finish it for me. So, reluctantly, I gave it to her to finish. When I got it back it was a t-total mess. I paid her 20 dollars for the work she had done. And I went home crying. I worked with it for several days. There was no way I could fix it without taking it all apart. But then when I tried to do that, the stitches were so tight I couldn't get the seam ripper inbetween. Another friend came along and thought she could fix it so I just gave it to her. So............ Do you need a friend? I'll gladly take it!!!!!!! :lol: Just feel free to PM me for my address. But seriously. It is really pretty and I think you could grow to love it. After all you have put a lot of work into it.
    I'm very sorry for your above mentioned icky quilt experience. Thank you for saying mine is pretty. I am working to finish it. As a matter of fact, I fell down yesterday and bruised my left rib cage area. When I don't move at all, there is no pain, so I've been sitting very still with this quilt and repairing the very outside edge star flower points and then stitching down the binding backside. It's looking o.k. When that's done, I need to make room on my cutting table to lay the quilt out to mark the design that's going in each block. For that, I'm planning to use a cherry red thread, hoping to add a little pizzazz (sp?) to the black centers. If red doesn't look good, I also have a blue solid and one variegated spool each of blue and red. After I've hand quilted the design in each block center, I still have some minor repairs to do to completely finish it the quilt. If I still don't like it, somebody who needs a warm bed cover will be getting this one as a gift.

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    I know how you feel. I started one once, actually with enough pieces for two queen-sized quilts. Took over two years to complete one (all hand pieced, hand-quilted) and ended up LOVING it. Not only that, but both my kids loved it so much its the only thing they ever argued about as to inheiritance. I have now been working on the second one for about 10 years, and at this rate will only take another 3 to finish piecing the top; not telling how long to hand quilt the dang thing. But, since these are the only things I'm leaving to the kids (not really, that's just what I told THEM) I do work on it once in a while.

    The other alternative is to donate it to a quilt guild/club for the purpose of a raffle or some sort of fund raiser that you and the quilt quild both like.

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    If you decide not to finish it, find a quilt guild or women's church group that quilts and donate it. They would be happy to have as much work done on it as you have already done, they can finish it and then use it as a fund raiser. Neither your work, nor the quilt materials, will go to waste and in fact, they will do some good! By the way, I kind of like it and my daughter would love it...

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    I think your quilt is gorgeous! But I know what you mean. The 1st quilt I made was an Amish style 9-patch; black with beautiful scarlets, royal blues, and emerald greens - all quilted with crimson thread. I finished it, put it on my bed, and never wanted to lay eyes on it again. I found it darkened the room too much, and so my brother had a gift stitched with love for his Christmas present that year! Which meant my sister wanted one the following year.... I chose another pattern.
    :D


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    Well, with all the offers to take your quilt -

    How about putting a price tag on it and see what happens?

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    Weezie, I can see that this pattern must have been really difficult to put together, but WOW I love it! It shows true skill to be able to do all those curves and points which I don't think look bad at all). We are always so critical of our own work....I am that way too. Just keep telling yourself, "Done is better than perfect." I admire you for continuing on with your work of art, and hope your ribs and side are doing better.

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    Dontate the quilt top to a charity organization. They will love it, love to get it and will finish it and give it to someone that will love it.

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