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Thread: Making quilt for MIL out of fabrics I really don't like is sure a challenge

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    Senior Member himnherr's Avatar
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    Making quilt for MIL out of fabrics I really don't like is sure a challenge

    I've wanted to make the Carpenter's Star for a long time and decided to do one for my MIL. Problem is I really don't like the colors. :-( A friend of mine wisely told me yesterday to remember gifts are made with the recipient in mind. Oh yeah, I thought it was all about me! Lol! It's a surprise for MIL, but these are the colors in her sunroom, which is where I think she will use it. Her walls are the minty green and her favorite reading chair is a wingback in these colors, muted. I think it'll match her house perfectly- I'm just not loving it. Sure does make it hard for me to finish it. Oh well, we'll be making a trip there in the spring so I'm finishing it now and having it ready to deliver. I just started the quilting on it yesterday on my DSM.
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    The colors kinda grow on you if you keep looking at them. I think she will be pleased just because you made it for her. Get 'er done. It will make her happy.
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    I think it will really pop when it is in the sun room....and she will love it!!!

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    I think the colors are great. I'm in the process of completing one as a project graduation donation using the school colors of black and gold with a cream background. Happy Holidays!
    Carolyn

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    Beautiful job!!!!!

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    Very pretty.
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    Not my choice of colours either but the pattern is lovely. Well done on sticking with it.

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    Stay strong....I'm in agreement on colors. On the bright side....design looks good...can see your points. Great quilting.

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    I think it's pretty and the paisley print is gorgeous.
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    Maybe I am different, but I think it is so pretty.
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