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Do you ever keep quilts made for other people?

Old 03-08-2010, 09:49 PM
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I'm a new quilter and I started this quilt for my 1 year old nephew. He's the only one of his generation so far so I love buying him gifts. This would have been the first thing I ever made him.

However... I find myself thinking about keeping it! I picked out the colors because I know his parents don't like "baby" baby thing so it's a quilt of browns, greens, and blues. I love the fabrics and the quilt isn't neccessarily a baby quilt!

I feel guilty. But then I try to tell myself I could always make him another quilt. So I'm very torn.

Does this ever happen to you?
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:51 PM
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All the time!
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:52 PM
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Haha do you usually keep them or give them to their intended recipients?
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:01 PM
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It's probably about 50/50. I just hate it when I don't want to part with one I made for someone else!
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I do give it to the one I have made it for, but it is hard to do.
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:19 AM
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Consider it a practice quilt and keep it. But then follow through and make him a different one!
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:04 AM
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I always give to the person it's intended for. That doesn't mean that secretly I'm wanting to keep it. Have had that happen many times!
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this has happened to me. but I did give it away. Figured I cold always make another one for me.
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Originally Posted by Kathy N
Consider it a practice quilt and keep it. But then follow through and make him a different one!
It sounds like you might need to keep this one and make another one for your nephew telling yourself that one is definitely for him. :D
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:04 AM
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I think that's a good sign that it's a lovely quilt, and he should get it. And make YOURSELF another one. He doesn't get the seconds. ;)
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