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Thread: . . . and then my heart sank.

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    Senior Member olebat's Avatar
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    It is a quilt for a special person in my life. Her colors, her nautical theme, a good size for a cool balcony reading wrap around, picnic, or kinder pad, (should she ever have grand children). It will grace her beach condo with aplomb. I loved the fabrics, such a nice hand. The pattern was fun. The quilting, well I may have gotten carried away and applied a little too much, I like loft, but this is still acceptable for what I wanted. It washed well, nothing came loose. It has cuttlebility. (Put that in your Funk 'n Wagner)

    Then I hung it for a photo. It looks great up close, but it isn't photogenic. The neighbors won't be impressed from their flats as she hangs it out to air on her balcony. I looked at the 10 shots . . . and now you know the rest of the story.

    For the Mother of my Son (A beloved Exchange student)
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    The backing is the rust color.
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    I really like it. It looks very nice

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    Gosh, what is wrong with it? I think it is very pretty, love the way the colors play so nicely together.

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    Looks great from my window:) Love it and it will be loved!

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    Umm, I fail to see the problem.
    It looks wonderful to me and quite cozy.
    I would be thrilled to look out and see it hanging on teh balcony airing. I think you are being too hard on yourself.

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    That is a beautiful quilt!

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    i think it looks GREAT!

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    I am trying to figure out what is wrong. it is soft. well made has a pop to it. I love it beautiful colors. Ones that will make someone feel warm and cozy.. you tell us... :) what is wrong... Hey I know you can always make another one and since that old ugly one may be left layng around I'll PM my address to you, before erstan947 lol... she is already looking out her window at it hahaha... all kidding aside very very beautiful.. just the right touch :)

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    It's Beautiful!!!

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    I think it looks great. Very comfy, and pretty.

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    I think it looks fantastic!

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    The colors come across as soft and soothing.

    The pattern is pretty and the fabrics work well in it.

    So - it doesn't jump up and down and scream "look at me" - it is more like the person that one is comfortable with and can confide in.

    I think it will be a "pleasant companion" for a long time.

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    Why did your heart sink? I can't see anything wrong with it.
    And if we can't see it....

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    Ok, I am confussed. What is wrong with that beautiful quilt?
    I would so love to wrap up in it.

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    It's a beautiful quilt, but "fess up", what's the problem, I sure didn't see any, I thought maybe one of the light house squares was upside down but they all look great to me. So what is it....!

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    I think it's beautiful!!

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    Thanks all, There is nothing "wrong", it just doesn't have what I consider "close-line" appeal. I know how proud this non-English speaking German woman will be of a hand made quilt. No one in the family (and they were so wide spread, they could barely understand each others dialect,) was familiar with patchwork when I gave a honeymoon quilt to our son and bride at their marriage. I anticipate she'll lug it all over to show to virtually everyone. I just think, from a distance, well, it looses a lot of something.

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    maybe it would be more photogenic in the sunlight!!
    that second photo though is so cute!!!

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    I like it, not issues here at all that I see. Great pattern to use.

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    Is it that it's not "your colors", or have your last couple of projects had very strong contrasts? I agree with other posters it is a very pretty soothing quilt that you have obviously spent much time and effort to make. She will love it!

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    Prove to yourself that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. GIVE your amazingly beautiful gift and watch and see!

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    I think it is gorgeous! Great work!
    Maureen

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    Good thing all things are judged by the "from a distance" standard then....I really love it! I know it will be well loved...great job!

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    I think it's very pretty! You did a great job and I'm sure she will treasure it.

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    I looked up "snuggability" and it said to send it to me.

    I look at quilts with Braille too so it should read just fine for my porch.

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