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Old 04-21-2021, 11:22 PM
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So this is the quilt I'm not liking. Tulip tones are pink, aqua, black, gray and peach and came from a jelly roll by Riley Blake I think. Don't think I can find any of this old material again, so will have to add borders, backing, binding of something else. Wondering if it's worth it?
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Old 04-21-2021, 11:32 PM
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Of course. The blue border will brighten it, and you will love it. If not donate it and someone else will.
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Old 04-22-2021, 01:41 AM
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Of course it is worth it to add the lovely blue fabric either as a border or binding. The quilting designs will also add so much personality.....texture to the quilt...you are going to love it...you just don't know it yet.
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:48 AM
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Thats sew cute and that pattern is on my bucket list! I love the idea of the blue border, it would be perfect. Once you get the border on, get all quilted and bound perhaps you will like it better.
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:58 AM
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If you don't like it now, hanging on to it trying to decide what to do with it, you probably won't like it any better in a few days or weeks. Just me, but I'd find somewhere or someone to donate it to.
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:58 AM
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It's definitely worth it! I'm guessing it's just not your colors. Finish it as quickly as possible and gift it. That's what I do when I just don't like a quilt. Someone else will love it.
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Old 04-22-2021, 03:12 AM
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I think it's a cute pattern/quilt and that you should finish it as you suggested, keep it around for a little bit then if you still don't like it, donate it to a charity you support.
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Old 04-22-2021, 03:35 AM
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I agree with the others, this is cute, even if it isn’t your taste anymore! Someone will love getting it!
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Old 04-22-2021, 03:52 AM
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That is one of my favorite patterns but I have never seen the tulips be so pastel/pale. I think it's the colors that makes it blah. It is a nice quilt though. I would certainly finish it and give it to the first little girl I saw.
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Old 04-22-2021, 03:57 AM
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It's lovely and I think most of the rest of us are having a hard time finding reasons not to finish it. But it is a lot of time, work, material and cost between a top and a finished project. I go through a point in each quilt where I just don't like them any more. It's usually brief but sometimes it is forever... for one reason or another.

I no longer considered "unquilted tops" as UFOs. They are completed tops, just not quite quilts yet and can be stored nicely for extended periods.

It might be a bad precedent but you can just set the top aside as it is, with or without the border. I usually write a note to myself with some sort of status like "Current size/needs border??". And then, if you decide you are never coming back to this project, donate it in some way. I'd be all thrilled if I got it and would post pictures of the super cool UFO I just picked up!!

I've learned that most of my projects are no where near perfection and some are closer to my internal vision than others. While it's always more fun to work on something I'm really excited about, ultimately (for me anyway) most of what I do is for other people anyway.
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