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    Senior Member JSNOMORE's Avatar
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    Have you ever made a quilt for someone specific and once you had it finished you didn't want to part with it?
    The last two quilts I have made I really wanted to keep but had already promised them to others.

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    Seems like all the time, except if their is a paycheck coming. :-)

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    totally, just finished up one for my bff. totally customized for her all the way down to having her kids hand prints on it and I feel like I'm giving up my first born.

    Even still, I can't wait to send her home to her rightful owner.

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    Hard work, even done willingly and with love creates attachment. Just keep reminding yourself that you've given them a priceless gift--a part of yourself. If they are commissions, well, aside from payment it's great to know if you love it you have done a great job in completing your commission!

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    I seem to always give away things I make. I really love making things for people but sometimes I wish I would do something special that I would keep.

    I am almost done with a quilt top called french Knot. I can't wait to finish and put it on my bed.

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    Has just happened to me. Finally finished a couple UFO's and now don't want to send them off. After guild meeting tomorrow, I'm going to bite the bullet and ship them off :(

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    Absolutely. I made a quilt of valor that I loved, but I knew it was going to a good cause. So I put it in a box with no regrets.

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    Yuppers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSNOMORE
    Have you ever made a quilt for someone specific and once you had it finished you didn't want to part with it?
    The last two quilts I have made I really wanted to keep but had already promised them to others.
    NNOOO....never..hehehehe....yeah right...ask my aunt where her double wedding ring is..hehehehe

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    Yes, but I gave it to them anyway.

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    Yes it is hard to give them up with all the work we put into them. (the 2 I made for my grandmother I made for me she changes her decor like we change our underwear so one day soon it will come back to me she always sends home the gifts we give her!!)

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    Once I so fell in love with the Community Quilt that I was making that I just had to ask the committee if I could switch it with another from my collection. I sent them a larger quilt and they didn't care at all which quilt they had. It's still one of my favourites.

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    All the time. My quilts become my "babies" by the time they are done but becasue i give them to those less fortunate i can part with each one and move on to another. The feeling of giving is Priceless!

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    My problem is just the opposite. I think I'm making one for myself but by the time I'm about finished, someone I know really needs one.

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    I've had that happen too

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    I had to mail a quilt I just made almost te same day as I finished it for my sister, otherwise I would have kept it! Not many people on this coast got to see it!

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    I try not to have a destination for the quilt before I make it. As I work on it, I let it talk to me and tell me who it should be for ... me? or someone else?

    Plus if I determine in advance, there's something about the pressure that builds when under the gun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalisa
    totally, just finished up one for my bff. totally customized for her all the way down to having her kids hand prints on it and I feel like I'm giving up my first born.

    Even still, I can't wait to send her home to her rightful owner.
    I made one for a friends 40th birthday with her kids hand prints, 4 of the houses she lived in, blocks that some of her friends wrote stuff in and tons more blocks that meant something to her and I really wanted to keep it...BUT it was too personal

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    I try not to have a destination for the quilt before I make it. As I work on it, I let it talk to me and tell me who it should be for ... me? or someone else?

    Plus if I determine in advance, there's something about the pressure that builds when under the gun!
    My feeling also.

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