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Thread: Perseverance always wins

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    Perseverance always wins

    I started this quilt about the same time I started quilting again, about 2013. I finally put the blocks together last year. It was so out of square, one edge was about two inches longer than the other. I said to heck with it and threw it into the scrap basket for about six months. I took it out last week and decided to go ahead and quilt it regardless. So. Of a gun, it's almost even now??? Go figure.
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    That is a really pretty quilt. I like how the careful placement of the red creates the design.
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

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    It must have fixed itself in the scrap basket Great color!
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    It's really pretty
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    That is so pretty, and is that some little puppy dog faces in some of those pieces?
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    Well done! It just needed a time out in the scrap basket to smarten up.

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    You give me hope for my UFO's!

    Really nice!

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    Looks great!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    glad you finished, it looks great
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    That's terrific! You did a beautiful job. It's great that the quilt came out right.

    One of the best things a person can do is walk away for a while. I am currently working on a snowman quilt that was started in January of 2015. It sat as a UFO twice, but this is a good thing as it gave me time to decide what I wanted to do with each block.
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    You put it in "time out" and it straightened itself out. LOL It's beautiful. I live this pattern.

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    It's really a pretty quilt, and the dotted red makes a subtle consistence. Very nice!

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    Looks great, sometimes the quilting helps to even out wonky or stretch pieces.

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    I really like the pattern the red and blues form. Nice job on this UFO.

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    Very pretty. So glad you decided to finish it.
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    That's a beautiful quilt! I think you have a Magic Basket, and you should rent it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madamekelly View Post
    That is a really pretty quilt. I like how the careful placement of the red creates the design.
    I agree. Perhaps you measured wrong the first time, or perhaps the timeout helped the quilt top. Either way, it's very pretty.

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    Very pretty
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    Glad you finished it as it is beautiful.

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    Such a beautiful quilt. Aren't you glad now that you finished it? Now you can start another one! lol

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    That's really pretty -- so worth finishing. Well done!
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    Wonderful colors. Beautiful quilt. Mine are not usually square when in use anyway so I just enjoy the process & quilt on. Great job. Kathy

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    I really like your quilt. I'm glad it's time out convinced it to straighten it's ways.

    Sometimes projects do improve with age; it's happened to me twice! Once a top was so poorly made I couldn't handle it, and put it away in disgust. When I got it out a year later, it only needed one small, 5-minute fix, and then it was fine. The other was hideously ugly, and got stuck in the back of a closet out of shame. I got it out almost 5 years later to show a friend what horrible colour sense I used to have, and it turns out it was beautiful! (that was when I learned that even if something doesn't work out as I had envisioned, that doesn't mean it's bad).

    This is actually a strategy that I use now... if I'm disappointed by a project, I put it away to rediscover in the future. I'm thinking of making a little sign that says "Time heals all quilts".
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    Where did you buy that scrap basket? I want one.

    bkay

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    The quilt is very pretty, the red triangles really set it off. Well worth the time out for a good finish.

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