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Do you finish a quilt you donít like ?

Old 03-16-2020, 03:57 PM
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Are any of the pieces sewn together? If not would changing one of the fabrics improve it enought you'd like it?
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Old 03-16-2020, 04:20 PM
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I typically do finish my projects or at least I consider a top as a finished project even if not quite a quilt yet, but I also have a saying about "sometimes we get everything we want out of a project without a quilt at the end".

Box it up as a kit, include the directions and any notes to yourself and put it away for awhile or give it away entirely!

I often pick up projects at the thrift store that often have some sort of fairly minor to me issue, but since I didn't put the time in to make the object, I don't mind so much putting in time to correct it.
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:01 PM
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If the quilt doesn't make me smile the more I work on it, and if I try it a chore to work on it, it goes in a drawer. I hope for inspiration to finish it, but right now I have 1 that's been in a drawer for a couple of years (it was a Leah Day block of the month QAYG - I'm stuck with a couple of blocks already quilted and I don't want to do that for the rest of the quilt since I found I don't like QAYG), and another I'm working on now that I really dislike one of the fabrics and am trying to find an alternative so I can remake half of the blocks.
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:11 PM
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Some great suggestions given. I always finish what I start and then donate the tops if I don't care for them. Sometimes, I'll make the quilt smaller then intended since I don't make a habit of cutting everything up in the beginning and cut for 1 -5 blocks only at a time. Gives me a chance to change my mind.
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:29 PM
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well, not always. once I had one quilted with a meandering design. too far apart for me. i finally gave it away to charity. I still have some quilts to finish quilting and several tops to put together to be ready to quilt and many more projects. So you are not alone.
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:42 PM
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I'd have to say both--I sometimes buy fabric with a specific pattern in mind, it gets setback for whatever reason and by the time I get around to it I don't like the fabric, pattern or both. so then I steer in another direction,using a different pattern or even using the fabrics for other stuff. I also have gone as far as cutting out the fabrics for a specific quilt and just. not. liking. it. When that happens I try to use the fabric either in different blocks, pattern or just pull the offending fabric out and revise the whole plan. I have a friend that financially is strapped for new fabric purchases but works on lots of 6" blocks so can use small fabric contributions--I would throw the fabric I don't like into the bag I save for her.
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Old 03-17-2020, 03:20 AM
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I finish and donate to an organization or individual who likes it. I always consider the project to be an opportunity to try a new skill or to refine my skills of color choice. No matter what you do I would suggest taking the time to consider what you dislike about the quilt top so you don't make the same choice again.
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Old 03-17-2020, 05:53 AM
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I've been making quilts for every family or single person in my congregation. One gal asked for dull fall colors. I'm a bright color kind of gal so making this quilt kept pulling me down but I did finish it but not in time for her to enjoy it. She was diagnosed with pancretis cancer in March and passed away in August. When she was sent to a nursing home I decided to take all the leftover fabrics and make a bed size quilt to fit her new bed but she died within a week so now I have this quilt with no home to go to but I'm still searching for someone to give it to. It hasn't been quilted yet as I damaged my rotor cuff and had surgery in January so it will be one of the 1st to be quilted once I'm back in the saddle.
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:07 AM
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I rarely do anything I don't like to do anymore no matter what it is. So my answer is sew on something you like. Why choose to have a blah sewing time.
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:12 AM
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I've started many projects over the years that ended up not working out so I donated them. Out of sight, out of mind!!
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