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Thread: Fugly Orange Baby Quilt

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    Fugly Orange Baby Quilt

    This pattern was from a post on this board last fall. I made it but I think it's hideous and I don't know what to do with it. I make baby quilts for anyone in my office who is expecting, and this now in my stash of baby quilts that I make and keep on hand. When I find out that someone is pregnant, I get my spies to find out if they know the sex, and based on that, I select one from my stash and make a customized label for that person.

    Anyway, this quilt was a big challenge. I followed the directions on the link (which you can find in the first sentence of this post), but I had a lot of difficulty getting the pieces to align properly in each block. It seemed that some of the individual pieces were off by 1/4 to 1/2" and there was no reason for it because I measured and re-measured. The blocks on the back are ones that would not fit in the front because they were too small to fit into the proper block size. As a result of this problem, the front of the quilt is not straight and when you look at it up close, you can see where the fabric is a bit skewed in places where I had to stretch it to align with the next piece. I quilted it using zig-zag SITD, thinking that zig-zagging would hide some of the imperfections, but it still looks crappy to me. :-(

    Anyway, I think it's way too fugly to give to anyone. What do you think? Should I maybe give it to charity? It's all done and ready to go. There is a girl at my work who is pregnant now that a lot of people don't like. I give quilts to everyone in my branch (there's about 70 people) whether I like them or not, and so I will give one to this girl. I just think it would be mean to stick her with such an ugly creation. Thoughts?

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    I think you are being too hard on yourself. Find out if the girl likes these colors. If she does, I'm sure she would love to have this quilt.

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    Looks modern to me,Maybe she likes modern?? I like it anyway.
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    If you are thoughtful enough to give a quilt to someone no one likes, give her a perfect one. It will make her feel so good to know she is likeable. Give the one you don't like to charity. It must be awful to know that a lot of people don't like you. It may make her very likeable. PS. I like the quilt.
    Last edited by barny; 04-24-2012 at 05:33 PM.

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    I think this is a really cool quilt! It will probably fit someone's taste. If you don't feel right "gifting" it to someone, take it to work and put it on the back of your chair. Watch how many people walk by and admire it! Give it to the most enthusiastic admirer!!!

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    If you don't feel good about giving it as a gift, or if you think one of the other people you made a quilt for. will look at this one as being inferior to others you have made, I would not give it to her.

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    Orange isn't my favorite color but that is NOT an ugly quilt! I agree with valleyquiltermo; it looks very modern. If you aren't comfortable about giving it to a baby, donate it to a children's hospital and it'll become someone's pride and joy!

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    I agree it is not fugly just not my taste and if I was an orange lover and loved modern looking things then I would love this quilt. I agree that if the girl loves orange then go for it but if not then just maybe take it to work and see the reaction from people there will be one odd duck who will love it I bet. And I would definitely make a really really nice baby quilt for her in colors she loves or will be doing for the babies room. maybe this will help make her more likeable.
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    Not my colors- but unless she knows the pattern and what it should look like- no one but you knows the "mistakes" - but you sound uncomfortable giving it away for a baby present , so like others suggested take it to work and see if someone likes it and gift it to them- and no one has to know that it is less than perfect LOL
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    I love it! So bright and cheerful!
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    I am new here as of today.... I think its a beautiful quilt! Some people do not like orange some love orange!
    I think this girl would love it if she loves the color! good luck there! Laurie

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    I must be weird but I love it! Orange is the it color this year as well. Very pretty.

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    It's not ugly. I really like it. It's more modern and bright.
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    I think it's cute...maybe add some yoyo flowers here and there, as if they're coming out of "vases" (the rectangular areas) in complementary colors, of course...maybe in different shades of pink if it's a girl? Maybe add little applique trains to the rectangles if it's a boy? (sure hope that gal at work doesn't read this forum! lol)

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    Very pretty--bight and cheerful!

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    Its not ugly, just really bright, give it to someone whose favorite color is orange

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    It is bright and cheerful. If you offered your coworker a choice of this one or another, she may choose this one since it looks so fun. If you let her choose at least you won't feel bad giving a gift you don't like.

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    Great for an October baby.
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    i'm not an orange person but I like your quilt. Because you feel or know it has those imperfections give it to charity and give your pregnant workmate one that you feel happy about.

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    I LOVE it! I made a red and orange one a few years ago and its a favorite of the house. =)
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    I like your quilt, but since you feel so strongly about it, donate it -- someone will treasure it. Find out what colors the mama to be wants for baby's room, and make one that will knock her socks off, so she will feel liked and treasured like everyone else does. How sad that no one likes her...it must make it awfully hard for her to get up everyday and go to work having everyone treat her that way. I'd want to make HER a quilt, too, just to set an example for others.

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    Not an orange fan myself but it loooks just fine, and remember babies Love bright and stimulating colors, Showed it to one of my co-workers and she really loved it. I just finished a purple and green mardi gras theme, not my faves either but came out great and my client loved it.. Personal Taste, good job
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    WOW, I think you are being waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too hard on your self. ORANGE is very hot this year. Dont give it away because you dont like it...give it to someone that will appreciate it.
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    I would consult my conscience and do what it says. Personally I would be thrilled with any quilt that someone took the time to make and was kind enough to give to me.
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    I think its bright and cheerful!
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