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Old 08-25-2013, 07:46 AM
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I have been working on a quilt pattern called Chicopee with a twist- instead of using a 4 patch center block, I'm using a cherry pattern center block. Using my bed as a design wall, the quilt is not speaking to me. I plan to complete 7 more full size blocks and 5 half blocks for the ends on the rows. I was thinking of placing a 2 inch border in the green fabric that coordinates with the green in the cherry leaves. I am getting quite bored with this quilt but will finish a lap size to say its done. I am so done with it maybe because I think it lacks something or maybe I am just bored wi the color or lack of color in the fabrics.
I thought of embroidering ants on the negative white space but DH says no...don't ruin the quilt.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:50 AM
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I think it's great! The pattern is perfect for the colors you are using! But I do agree with hubby...no ants!
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:55 AM
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I don't know what you are bored with. It is going to be beautiful. Finish it! Or put it back for a while, then finish it. It is going to be very pretty. You're just tired of sewing the same thing over and over. Do one block a day or a week.
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I like your quilt - the colors work well with each other. Keep on with it, you will like it in the end.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:04 AM
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Your quilt looks good. Are you going to use sashing?
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:14 AM
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I hadn't planned on using sashing as it seemed to distract my eyes from the block too much. IMHO
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:23 AM
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sometimes one just has to move to a different project for a bit. it's a great quilt and you can finish it later when you feel better about it.
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I agree with others, when you are bored to death with a project it's time to put it away for a bit and move on to something else. Also, no ants on this one, I think it's lovely as is.
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Sash it with black but do not put ants on it. Good luck. I like the simplicity of this quilt. Hugs
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Originally Posted by Nanny's dollface View Post
I have been working on a quilt pattern called Chicopee.... Using my bed as a design wall, the quilt is not speaking to me.
Maybe if you put it on the floor instead of on the bed, it would be less sleepy and therefore more talkative!

I like it though!

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