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Thread: Help. Ugly first quilt

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    I have started my first quilt. It is a Blue and Yellow 4-patch scrappy. It's ugly. I am trying to fix it with sashing but do not know what color to use? Is the blue to " medium" ? I tried a white sheet? a lighter blue? Would it help to put little blocks in the sashing?

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    I like the white ...

    and there is not such thing as an ugly quilt!!

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    I love the quilt! Either of the sashings will work, but I like the blue best!!

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    It is a very pretty quilt. I love blue and yellow together. Either color would make good sashing, or even a darkish blue, similar to what you used in your pieces. I would love this quilt. You did a very nice job on it - NOT ugly at all!

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    I like the blue for sashing. I think it will turn out pretty.....not ugly!

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    I like the white sashing. It's not ugly either way though!

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    Never judge a quilt top by its individual blocks. No matter which way you go, it will be cute. The sum of all parts is what gives it character.

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    I like the blue sashing. It brings out the colors in the squares. You have a very pretty quilt, not ugly. You will be pleased with it when the quilt is finished and quilted.

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    Blue all the way for me!
    And I agree, there's really no such thing as an ugly quilt. :D

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    I like the blue and as ladybug said - there is no such thing as an ugly quilt!

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    It is NOT ugly!!!

    I personally really like the blue, but the white is far from icky.

    No matter which way you go, I think it would be stunning if you bind it using a dark blue.

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    I love your colors. I like the white sashing

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    Who told you it was ugly? As my brother said one time when we were very young and got my feelings hurt, "Do you want me to put a spider down her back?" I like the blue for the sashing.

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    I like the blue, and think it would look neat in my blue bedroom.

    No quilt is ugly, maybe more "user friendly" than most, but first and foremost it is made to keep people warm.

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    OMGosh! That is NOT an ugly quilt!! My entire kitchen is cobalt blue and yellow and I LOVE the combination :) The combination is actually quite popular. It really will look great once it is together I promise :D Here is a link with lots of pretty pictures of the blue/yellow comination:

    http://happenstancestuffhappens.blog...nd-yellow.html

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    Well first of all it is not ugly at all. I prefer the blue. Very nice! Post when you are done OK? If you still don't like it I will pay for shipping to my house. LOL

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    I like the blue sashing. It's not ugly at all! You'll be suprized at how nice it will be when finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonajo
    I have started my first quilt. It is a Blue and Yellow 4-patch scrappy. It's ugly. I am trying to fix it with sashing but do not know what color to use? Is the blue to " medium" ? I tried a white sheet? a lighter blue? Would it help to put little blocks in the sashing?
    I would use a solid blue main border along with a medium yellow with small blue print as accent border.. ..

    It will be beautiful no matter how you make it..

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    i don't think its ugly its pretty to me, Hubby ask why we all say stuff we make is ugly, lol i told him i don't know i guess we expect it to come out differently (something we see in our heads etc) then we are dissatisfied with the out come, but ITS pretty to me
    HUGS Dora

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    I like white for sashing, but I like your quilt no matter what you choose! Definitely not ugly.

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    I like the blue for sashing. Don't think this quilt is ugly at all!

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    Blue, white and yellow are classics!! I think your blocks are beautiful :D:D:D
    I like the white, but the blue is pretty too!

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    the blue softens it but the white looks good too. depends on which you like, softer or sharper.

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    Love the blue, and I agree no such thing as an ugly quilt.

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    I'm not gonna be any help because I like both. Maybe do half white and half blue in the sashing. Your blocks are very nice. I think the out come is gonna surprise you when it's all done.

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