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Thread: What would you do?

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    Junior Member Daisygirl's Avatar
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    Okay, so I signed up for a bom last year and I guess I really didn't read the description that well, but when it came for the first time it was 8 minis(I thought it was 4), so I've ben plugging along doing them. Around October(month 8 or9)I just got really sick of doing them. So now that all the holidays died down I tried to start them up again. I told myself I had to do 2 a day to catch up but I just don't want to do it, and am finding any excuse in the world not to do them. My question is this, do I just do them and get it over with or move on and come back to them in a million years? I am afraid if I don't finish them I never will, but I just can't stand the thought of doing them anymore.

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    If you're really not liking them at all you could pass them on to another quilter that does like mini's. If you dislike it this much already then you goung to remember that everytime you go to pick it up, I think. ;ust my suggestioin :) good luck! Let us know what you decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyfireo4
    If you're really not liking them at all you could pass them on to another quilter that does like mini's. If you dislike it this much already then you goung to remember that everytime you go to pick it up, I think. ;ust my suggestioin :) good luck! Let us know what you decide.
    I agree with this.

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    Or you could finish it and give it as a gift. That was it was a finish, but no way would I keep something I personally don't like.

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    There have been times when I've just made myself finish a quilt and get it overwith and move on. I think it matters how much a UFO bothers you. On the other hand, I didn't start quilting until I was in my 50's and the first thing I was determined to do was keep it fun. It is a hobby with me, I'm not entering shows, and I'm not demanding perfection from myself. But it must be fun. I know I'm not any help to you, just thought I'd give you an example of how another person views it.

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    I find minis challenging and if you aren't happy it doesn't make sense to do them JMO

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    Life's too short to force yourself to do what you really don't want to do. There are plenty of other things required of us that we don't want to do.

    I agree, pass it on to someone who will finish it and move on to something you love.

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    If you really can't stand doing them either pass them along to someone else or put it away. Quilting is supposed to be fun not work. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I find minis challenging and if you aren't happy it doesn't make sense to do them JMO
    I agree too. Susie:you changed your pic!!!

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    Put the fabric in your stash and say I'm done with it.

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    I dislike minis. Move on! Give the project to someone who would dearly love it!

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    Life's short!!! Pass it on to somone who enjoys minis, and get started on something you love.

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    Sounds like a good thing to donate to some folks on the board who request donations for a good cause. I'm sure some one would finish it and appreciate it very much.

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    Pass it on.

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    Do what you love. Put it away for six months, if you still feel the same then give it away. I discovered that fabrics, colors, and what I create continues to evolve-so who knows, one day you might take on minis. Don't do it and be miserable-go create what inspires you.

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    I think you should pass it on to someone who can finish it, you might like it when it's done.

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    Thank you all to replied, I worked on 2 today and I think I will put it away for a couple of weeks. I only ave 16 more to do. My goal is to have them finished before summer. (okay by next Christmas)

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    I'd move on! Why agravate yourself any longer, do somehing you like and that is fun!

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    I know how you feel, been there! I either put it away for awhile,or make something from the blocks I have finished, and put the rest of the fabric in my stash. Depending on the size of your blocks, you can make coasters, hot pads, pin cushions, pillows, any number of things. You just need a break from it.

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    Put the blocks you have made into a topper, bag or table runner. Then pass along the patterns and put the fabric into your stash. Done with a minimum of angst!

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    You say "but I just can't stand the thought of doing them anymore". My feeling is that if you start with that attitude, you will have problems as your heart will not really be into them. I say move on to something you will enjoy. Life is short why do things you do not enjoy unless it is a matter of life and death? Maybe keep the supplies for a few months or year and if feelings have not changed, pass it on.

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    Several times I've worked on a quilt that I just wasn't having a good time with or that I didn't particularly like. But with just the right border, adding a sliver of flat welt, or in one case I took the blocks apart and added sashing, every one of them turned out beautiful! And if that still doesn't do it for you, the quilting will certainly do it! I've been with a weekly hand quilting group for 20+ years and never cease to be amazed at someone's beautiful quilts we finish that began humble and homely!
    Your minis will make some gorgeous mug rugs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisygirl
    Thank you all to replied, I worked on 2 today and I think I will put it away for a couple of weeks. I only ave 16 more to do. My goal is to have them finished before summer. (okay by next Christmas)
    Good for you! But don't think "only 16 more". Think I'll do ONE more tomorrow or next week. It's like running hurdles, can't think of them all at once-just One at a time.

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    Ask around and see if someone else would like the ones already made and will continue until all are made. If I don't like something, after I have started it, I find another project that what I have made looks good in, set them aside until later and then forget about them all together.

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    Life is too short. Do only those things that you love to do.

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