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Lesson learned... LOVE ALL YOUR FABRICS FIRST!

Old 05-05-2012, 04:47 AM
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I was all set to make a Double Slice Layer Cake in Blacks, Browns, and Tans, all gathered from my stash. I got half of my 157 blocks completed and pressed, so I thought I'd arrange them just to take a preview peek. OMG - how blah and boring. I am not even going to waste my time finishing it (King size). Since I sewed all the pieces, string method, I can't even save the 157 squares, unless I spend a LOT of time ripping seams. Lesson learned... LOVE ALL YOUR FABRICS FIRST. Using "just okay" fabrics with other "just okay" fabrics is NOT going to miraculously turn them into something gorgeous.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:52 AM
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Oh, what a bummer! Can you use your "blah" pieces as background for some vibrant applique?

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Old 05-05-2012, 05:03 AM
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how about alternating the 'blah' string blocks with blocks from your less boring fabrics? sorry to hear of your disappointing experience.
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Why not combine what you've done with some cheerful blocks .... surely your work can be salvaged into something more useful or beautiful.
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OMG....don't waste all that fabric or use the seam ripper.....just use your rotary cutter and cut away the sewn seams, then you will have saved most of each piece for other quilts.
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I agree with MaryMo, pick some fabrics you love and put with those blocks. You will love it
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how about sashing?
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:37 AM
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Or turn it into a charity quilt. Someone else may love it.
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Originally Posted by alisonquilts View Post
Oh, what a bummer! Can you use your "blah" pieces as background for some vibrant applique?

Alison
I agree with this!! The colors you mentioned should make a lovely background for yellow, orange and red flowers.
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If you make some additional blocks in fabrics you do love that have a bit of the other colors in them, they would probably look great mixed it. Sometimes you need some blah fabrics to let the others pop even more.
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