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Thread: Aww, what a mess!

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    Aww, what a mess!

    This little quilt is about right for a full sized bed. The title is "Fleurs sur Lundi bleu" which is French for "Flowers on Blue Monday." I absolutely loved it....yes, past tense. The front story: loved the fabrics, loved the pattern (my own), and loved, loved, loved the quilting. I quilted each square differently using echo quilting, pebbles, stitch in the ditch, feathers, stippling, and shells. Some of these I had never done before, so it was a learning process. I took tons of pictures so I could analyze my process and even wrote a tutorial on binding quilts from some of the pictures.

    Then the back story: I put it up to take final pictures and realized just how many mistakes there are. I won't point them all out, but you can see how very off the center is, and it goes downhill from there. One problem was that I had so many interruptions thanks to the holidays that I forgot what I intended to do. Another was shortage of fabrics, which I bought years ago. I discovered later that it's still available online. Ha! Oh well, I learned enough to say it was worth the time and effort, and I'll bet someone will want it. Two of my sisters liked it very much, but that was before I finished it. Thanks for looking, Mary.
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    We are out own worst critics - I see a beautiful quilt that anyone would love to own

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    It looks great to me! It will look good to you in a few days also once you forget about the boo boos. Fold it up and put it away for a couple of days and then spread it out on your bed. It will look wonderful!

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    No, I don't see how many mistakes there are. All I see is that the fleurs are not symmetrical, and if you are not like me, that wouldnt bother you in the least. You meant to do it that way; right? I see a lot of work, more than I have time to do, and would be very proud of it.

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    Looks beautiful from here!!

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    All I see is a gorgeous quilt. Don't be so hard on yourself. You've been looking at it too long.

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    It's beautiful. I really don't see anything wrong with it. There is so much to love about it. All of the things you stated and more. I hope you'll re-fall in love/like with it someday. Either way, you gained knowledge.
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    Very nice quilt.

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    It looks beautiful to me!!

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    Great job Mary - love your quilt.
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    I love everything about this quilt. I would be proud to say I made it and so should you! Beautiful.
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    I think it's pretty. I don't see mistakes. I'm envious you created such a beautiful piece!
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    I think you are being way too hard on yourself. It looks lovely and I din't see any mistakes.
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    I agree with everyones comments a beautiful quilt with a ton of work put into it. I don't see any mistakes either.
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    All I see is a beautiful quilt....with lots of visual interest, but calming somehow. Nothing we create is pure perfection, and as the others have said, when you put it aside for awhile and "see" it again, you will feel differently.

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    It looks awesome,well done.
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    looks good to me
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    it looks beautiful to me...
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    The pattern was of your own design. Who will know there are mistakes? Say they it was suppose to be that way.

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    I sure don't see a mess....it's a beautiful quilt and you should be proud of it!!!!

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    Only you would know if there were mistakes!! It's Beautiful, and you made it your own. Don't be so hard on yourself You made a Gorgeous Quilt!!
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    I think it's beautiful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    It looks great to me! It will look good to you in a few days also once you forget about the boo boos. Fold it up and put it away for a couple of days and then spread it out on your bed. It will look wonderful!
    I agree with Tartan. Put it away and come back to it in a couple of days. You will have trouble finding the little mistakes. Nothing is perfect but your quilt will look pretty darn good to you as it does to us.

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    She is right, we are our own worst critics. It was exciting to hear that you feel you have learned a lot doing. Put it away for awhile so you don't see it and thenwhen you bring it back out, you will have a better attitude towards it. You may fall in love again.
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
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    I think your quilt is lovely. It might have a few flaws but so what. It adds character!!! I would love to have it on my bed and I'm sure whoever gets it will too.
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