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    Junior Member martapr's Avatar
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    I would definitely keep it if I really liked it. GO FOR IT~!

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    Just keep it, but don't change your mind when the other obne is done.

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    If you love the quilt then I say keep it & don't feel guilty. The person you was making it for will love the second one just as much as the first.

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    no you are not after all you made it and the person that will be recieving the quilt didnt specify what kind they wanted in this case so you are off te hook,


    ps-- i would do the same

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    I won't tell!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fancy Nancy
    i am feeling really really guilty and selfish - i just finished up a quilt top i was making for a gift and i just can't part with it. i really never make myself any quilts to keep but i really want to keep this one (it was also one that involved a lot of piece work etc). so - thinking of just making a dif one for my gift quilt. being selfish, huh? does anyone else ever do that?
    Ask yourself one question... Am I quilt worthy? Keep the quilt you made, that speaks to you, and make another as a gift. After all, aren't they all yours, until given? Not selfish, you just hear it ask to live with you. No fault in that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian
    Quote Originally Posted by Fancy Nancy
    i am feeling really really guilty and selfish - i just finished up a quilt top i was making for a gift and i just can't part with it. i really never make myself any quilts to keep but i really want to keep this one (it was also one that involved a lot of piece work etc). so - thinking of just making a dif one for my gift quilt. being selfish, huh? does anyone else ever do that?
    I often feel the same way. I made a jelly roll quit that I can't bring myself to share.
    Make this a "gift" to yourself. Make another "gift" for your friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fancy Nancy
    i am feeling really really guilty and selfish - i just finished up a quilt top i was making for a gift and i just can't part with it. i really never make myself any quilts to keep but i really want to keep this one (it was also one that involved a lot of piece work etc). so - thinking of just making a dif one for my gift quilt. being selfish, huh? does anyone else ever do that?
    Make it a "gift" to yourself. Then make a "gift" for the other person.

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    I agree, keep it, make another for the gift.

    I firmly believe our quilts (mine, anyway) have spirits of their own. Mine usually let me know when they are done, even if it hasn't grown to the point I was planning; or if they don't like the border fabrics I chose; or if the setting needs to be changed when the blocks go up on the design wall.

    Sometimes mine are downright pushy and rude and let me know they really don't enjoy being around "those" fabrics. But they redeem themselves when they let me know they love me so much they really want to stay home with ME! One in particular loudly objected to being sold! It's still with me, too, even after that temptation, LOL :D

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    I agree, keep it, make another for the gift.

    I firmly believe our quilts (mine, anyway) have spirits of their own. Mine usually let me know when they are done, even if it hasn't grown to the point I was planning; or if they don't like the border fabrics I chose; or if the setting needs to be changed when the blocks go up on the design wall.

    Sometimes mine are downright pushy and rude and let me know they really don't enjoy being around "those" fabrics. But they redeem themselves when they let me know they love me so much they really want to stay home with ME! One in particular loudly objected to being sold! It's still with me, too, even after that temptation, LOL :D

    Jan in VA
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    I thought I was the only one that my quilts talk to. They tell me who they should go to and they have VERY strong opinions. :)

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    You know, I've felt that way too. But, why should you feel guilty. You made it. Unfortunately for them, you really love your work and would definitely appreciated much more than they probably would. I don't make quilts for myself either. So, if I really loved one I made with the intension of giving it to someone else, I feel I deserved it. They will never know to question you about it. DON"T FEEL GUILTY. Haven't you ever bought something for someone and didn't end up giving it to them and got them something else?

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    I had a VERY hard time letting my first commission quilt go. Since I was charging a LOT of money for it, I was extra careful with the construction and it was my best work to date (and got praise from my long-armer and she doesn't give that out lightly), and it turned out really beautiful...

    But the recipient (it was a surprise birthday present for someone) even 3 years later, still considers it a "work of art" and they are so happy to have it, I stopped "missing" the quilt.

    And I'm going to be making another one in the same pattern for my niece for her wedding next spring.

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    Yes, I have done the same thing as far as keeping a quilt I had made and did not want to give it to the family member I had made it for. Eventually, I decided to send it to my niece and she was very grateful but I sent the quilt with regret. I think I would like to make another with same pattern but I did part with it. You are not selfish at all.

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    Yes, I have done the same thing as far as keeping a quilt I had made and did not want to give it to the family member I had made it for. Eventually, I decided to send it to my niece and she was very grateful but I sent the quilt with regret. I think I would like to make another with same pattern but I did part with it. You are not selfish at all.

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    You have every right to keep it. After making my immediate fgamly 12 quilts altogether, I started to make myself a wallhanging with all my scraps. Where is my wallhanging? Not finished for over 18 years. You better keepthat quilt for yourself. You'll be glad you did.

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    If you love it--keep it then leave it in your will, to the person you originally thought of making it for. Sneaky, maybe, but hey, its your quilt and your fabric and your work and you deserve to keep it, love it and use it.

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    My daughter made a quilt that she didn't want to part with and gave the quilt away, turned around and duplicated it for herself.
    That works.

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    That is not being selfish, as soon as I make my family members there quilt, then I am going to make me one, or two :-D , but that wont be tell next year sometime. I have four more jean quilts to make, 2 this year and two the early part of next year, I am so excited to get the two done this yr, so I can start with bed size quilts for Christmas gifts. God bless.

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    Usually the only way I can give one away is if I plan before I start who it's for. Each stitch is a prayer for them, and when it's finished, I'm able to part with it. (Not easy, sometimes, though...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandmaLiz
    Usually the only way I can give one away is if I plan before I start who it's for. Each stitch is a prayer for them, and when it's finished, I'm able to part with it. (Not easy, sometimes, though...)
    I'm so happy to hear you say this since this is exactly how I feel. If the first stitch is for somebody, then the last one is for them, too, & it makes me happy knowing I'm about to surprise somebody special. They are special for me to put this effort out for them.

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