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Old 05-04-2012, 04:40 PM
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Unhappy Really Ugly Quilt

I made a top that I thought I would love, but it turned out so ugly (to me). It reminds me of my grandmother's awful flowered chinz sofa when I was a child. I don't know what to do with it. I have tried to find something to border it, but I have been dissatisfied with all the fabrics I have auditioned. I strongly suspect that is because I find the fabrics so awful when put together. I know, I picked them out and really thought they would be beautiful together . . . what was I thinking?!?! Was I just blind or does this happen to others, too. Does anyone have any suggestions or solutions? I can post a photo of it if necessary. Maybe there's someone out there who will love it, but I can't help but think this will be my first UFO.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:45 PM
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I also just made a lap quilt that I do not really like. I like the fabrics, but the pattern looks funny. I think that I will either finish it and donate it or give it to one of my daughters if they like it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:49 PM
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If it really looks like your grandmother's flowered chintz sofa, I'm betting someone is a nursing home would LOVE it!
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I really think we need a picture ...or you can just donate as is to Habitat for Humanity and someone will love it...
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:53 PM
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Oh please post a picture. Usually what we think of as awful is gorgeous to others....

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I bet some of us will love it..I find that I need to remember that we all don't have the same tastes...Post a pic if you can
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:58 PM
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All is not lost. It may be a good candidate for cutting and adding sashing to, like a fractured picture like Ricky Tims Convergence pattern?It also may make a lovely background for some black silhouettes, maybe a garden gate or stained glass window outline? Without seeing it that is all I can think of right now.
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Ok, here's a photo of the ugly quilt.
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How about adding a border of the deep rose(a solid or reads solid) and perhaps the green to tone down the flowers.
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Need pic, I love to see what people find ugly because most of the time it isn't which is funny
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