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Thread: Feeling defeated today

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    Spent the morning at a local quilt shop in Mississippi and met some wonderful woman who asked me to join their guild (sp). I was so excited I purchases my supplies needed to finish my rookie quilt, but of course who could stop there ....I bought 2 jelly rolls from Fabric Central called Neutral Mediterranean. I loved the color at the shop. I got home and opened them up...WOW! The fabric is soooo UGLY. I planned on making a tube quilt now Im scared to waste the time...I guess I could finish and always give it to my mom...Moms love anything. Then I got ready to free motion my Rookie quilt and Im so scared I think Im going to toss my cookies. Every time I put it under the foot of my machine I take it out and put it back on my bed. I tried a glass of wine and that just turned me into a bigger chicken.
    Thanks for listening

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    Sew up the ugly fabric and use it to practice your quilting! That's what I did, and low and behold, I ended up liking my UGLY quilt! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by UglyCook
    Sew up the ugly fabric and use it to practice your quilting! That's what I did, and low and behold, I ended up liking my UGLY quilt! LOL
    That is the best advice anyone could give you.

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    You are now a true quilter! And I know you'll find a way to make those fabrics and that quilt look beautiful. Remember, it's all in fun, so relax and have some fun. There are plenty more projects to conquer. And more fun to be had.

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    I agree with UglyCook! :thumbup:
    ... or ... practice on some scraps!

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    Good advice fromyour fellow quilters. There is no such thing as an ugly quilt. It will surprise you.

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    Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.

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    I'm with StitchinJoy!!!

    "Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid!"

    Quote Originally Posted by StitchinJoy
    Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.

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    I agree. Practice on the ugly jelly rolls. You will be surprised what a nice quilt it will make. Besides your ugly could be someone's beautiful.

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    Ungly can become pretty with a little help. Smile and laugh at yourself, then look at everything with a new outlook. You can do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingaz
    I agree. Practice on the ugly jelly rolls. You will be surprised what a nice quilt it will make. Besides your ugly could be someone's beautiful.
    Let it rest a while, and come back to it later. Then do the above! It will all be okay!

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    There is no such thing as ugly fabric! Make it work and post pictures when your done.

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    Maybe if you put some other fabrics with the 'ugly' ones you would be happier with them. I have a number of neutrals in my stash that by themselves are nothing to write home about, but as part of something else are the perfect touch for a particular spot.

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    Put a quilt together with them and you may find yourself falling in love with it. If not, give it to mom. She will love it.

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    I've had some ugly fabric around here and finally combined it with other scraps to make a scrappy quilt....it's AMAZING how some of that ugly fabric has turned out beautiful!!!!

    Have fun, make your quilt.....if you REALLY hate it when done, you can use it on the floor of the trunk of your car for a mat or for the dog!!!! :)

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    A practice quilt is a great idea, or you could get some other fabrics to blend it with? Or some fancy stitches along the seams
    Been there, done that!

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    I say go for it.. At the very least you will get more practice quilting!!! Who knows you may LOVE it when its finished..

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    I received some fabric when I renewed a subscription to a magazine. my first reaction was "YUCK". I have just about finished the top where I have some piecing and applique blocks.I have only introduced one other fabric from my stash
    (a white print that I tea dyed) and guess what it is really growing on me.I feel that it will only improve when I quilt it! All is not lost - it might also grow on you.
    Colleen

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    Put the pedal to the metal and just let go. You cannot mess up. Just enjoy every turn and curve and motion you can create. Stop stressing once i did I made an a mazing quilt for my neighbor he loved it so much! It was fun to just let go and forget about making mistakes. This is your quilt.

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    Just go fer it! Live and learn is my motto.

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    Put the ugly fabric in your stash. Someday it may not look ugly. Or, someone may see it and fall in love with it. Then you can give it to her and be blessed by doing it.

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    You need more wine. Then you need to watch a girly movie. I say Pride and Prejudice or The Joy luck club. The more wine and then practice your free motion quilting.

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    Relax, eat some chocolate, have some wine, you will love the material once you get going!

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    I cannot imagine an ugly jelly roll. Have to google it and take a look. LOL

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    Maybe you just need to add one extra colour for a bit of zing...then get going and create. Don't stress - it stunts creativity. We love pics. so don't forget to keep us posted. Happy quilting!

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