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    here is the one xmas gift i got done, and i hate it!!!! I hate the white borders, i tied it instead of quilting it, and i ended up hating it too. the triangles and squares didnt come out big enough, but I did learn ALOT from this quilt.

    I got the pattern from quilters chache..called the art square. I will be doing this pattern again, only not with something so specific.

    okay, here is what i learned:
    1- make a sample block if you are unsure!
    2- buy all your coordinating fabric at once or you might not find what your looking for ( i wanted the white to be one of the shades of grey and i needed more red and went to three different stores just to find it)
    3- buy a bit more then you think you will need
    4- do NOT procrastinate if it has a deadline.

    okay, i am done renting. whew. guess i will work on something less stressful now. no more deadline! however, my mother-in-law called to see how i was doing and i told her everything, and she reminded me that since it was a xmas gift for a 9 year old, and I had to ship it, i will never have to look at it again, and she will love it cuz it was homemade and her "Favorite racer".. except if i page through my scrapbook of projects...which i will one day start.
    lol but thats another project.

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    She'll love it because it came from you!!! Congratulations on getting it done. Too often we just cast something aside and not finish it if we really hate it!!

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    I love red, black & white so I'm afraid I can't agree with you, looks great.

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    It looks good to me.

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    It's a great gift!

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    I'll take it!!!!!! We are race fans!!! ;-)

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    I know a lot of grown folks that would love it LOL, so I'm sure the little one will too. You really did do a wonderful job with it!

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    That is a very cute quilt! You did a good job1

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    that is lovely, you did a beautiful job, you shouldn't hate that

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    It looks wonderful! I love the white sashing! It makes the focus fabric pop! I'm sure your beautiful quilt will be well received. Who wouldn't love a custom quilt wrapped around them while reading or watching tv? Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    It looks wonderful! I love the white sashing! It makes the focus fabric pop! I'm sure your beautiful quilt will be well received. Who wouldn't love a custom quilt wrapped around them while reading or watching tv? Great job!
    I agree. I think if you had used a gray in the sashing it would have made it look a bit washed out. The contrast of the white really does make it pop. And ties in the #3.

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    I don't know what you hate about it, I like it! And she will love it!!

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    It's cute - you learned a LOT - and most of us have learned the same things -
    and you finished it.

    A gold star for you!

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    I LOVE it, too!! :thumbup: Your quilt looks great & I am also sure she will love it more than you think she will. Thank you for sharing.
    :D :D :D :D

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    I think most of us have made things we didn't like. At least you finished it! I have had the same feelings and put the project away for awhile. One quilt that I did I hated too...after a couple of months I took it out and finished it. It wasn't so bad the second time around. LOL Sometimes it's difficult to get the vision in our head to match the project in our hands. If you still feel that strongly about it, it's good that you are shipping it somewhere and not having it nearby to remind you each time you look at it how much you hated working on it. :) Now's a great time to plan that next project!

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    Congratulations on perservering and getting it finished! Great job!

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    It looks great. I like it.

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    The 9-year old is going to LOVE that quilt! :D It's beautifully made!

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    While you may not like it due to it not being EXACTLY what you wanted... it is a very nice quilt and the recipient will love it!

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    I LOVE IT! I tie all my quilts . I think you did a GREAT job!

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    i love it--you could send it to me i'd take good care of it!!

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    Montana - I was just going to say the same thing! I will take of it for you if she really doesn't like it! My husbands office here at home is all #3!!! I think it looks great!!!

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    Looks good to me. :thumbup:

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    I think it is awesome!!! Go #3!!! She's going to love it :D:D:D

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    You are being to hard on yourself, you did a good job. My gd would gladly take it off your hands. She painted her room black with everything no. 3.

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