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Thread: Just finished a baby quilt. . .send it or donate it?

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    Just finished a baby quilt. . .send it or donate it?

    Well, I just finished a baby quilt and I'm not happy with it. I'll take a picture and see if I can figure out how to post it. I changed the pattern a little bit and the corners are all a little different. I like the colors, the workmanship is ok -- it's just not uniform. Do I send it to who it was made for or do I donate it and start over? What would you do?

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    Give it to them. They will love it anyway.

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    They probably will love it anyway -- I just wish I loved it. Can't get the picture to load. . .been that kind of a day, lol! Guess I'll try and post the picture tomorrow.

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    I would love to see a picture, bet you it is a great quilt! Don't be so hard on yourself!

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    Most of the time we are harder on ourselves than others are. I bet it is great and they will love it. A friend of mine makes her grands a quilt and I won't make one for her kids because I don't want her to think I'm trying to show her up. Her quilts are lackadaisical (good word for it) she could care less if her seams meet up.
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    I agree...let us see it. I bet it is fine too!!
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    99.9% you are the only person to see any "flaws". We are our own worst critics!
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    I'd give it to the person you made it for.

    Non quilters don't see these flaws, and I've found that imperfect quilts are more likely to be used. Perfect ones get tucked away because 'they were too good to be used' which is not the point of a baby quilt!

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    I've got one I don't like and it's going to the dogs - literally. I like the fabric and tried using a really cute fleece backing but must have messed up on my basting or something because the quilting turned out terrible. So it'll be a blanket for my dogs.

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    My photo is a .jpg file but it keeps failing when I try to upload it. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdeller View Post
    My photo is a .jpg file but it keeps failing when I try to upload it. Any suggestions?
    It's probably too big. Resize it to 1 mb or less.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/qb-help...s-t168819.html

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    There are great directions on this board on how to.....You will be glad you did, even I can load a photo after months of not trying..

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    I may be a perfectionist. . .but I'm also very persistent, lol! I finally got a photo to post!
    Name:  baby quilt2.png
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    Yup it was too big I think. . .thanks!

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    Give it, they will love it!
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    give it to them , especially if it's family
    they'll love it just because it's from you

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    Ps I love the corners, it reminds me of tetris

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    I really had to go back and really look at the corners. I think it's a very cute quilt and you should be proud of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inspectorcmm View Post
    Ps I love the corners, it reminds me of tetris
    That's funny. . .that's what it reminded me of too!

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    I love how supportive you all are. It makes me feel better!

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    I like it and so will the person you send it to. The corners were actually a really cure idea.

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    We're waaaaaaay too critical of our own work (as are you, lol)! I doubt very much the recipient will even notice. Give it with love and congratulate yourself on the new 'learning' opportunity.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    If I've messed up somewhere along the line or if it just does not look good, I usually tell the Mom that it is a floor quilt, or put baby on it outside. Or as my daughter asked, Is this a p-- on it quilt or one for the cedar chest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdeller View Post
    My photo is a .jpg file but it keeps failing when I try to upload it. Any suggestions?
    I've always used Photobucket to save my pictures. Upload your pictures to your computer, go to the site and register (it's free and very simple to use). Upload your pictures to the site and then you will see a URL that looks like [img] your link [/ img]. Copy and paste that to your post and there ya go!

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    I like the quilt. Definetly send it to the recipient.

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