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Thread: Help---I need a hug!!!!!

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    Senior Member campion's Avatar
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    I have sewn the strips together for the quilt I am finishing for my Sister --who was making it for her daughter--when she started with dementia.
    It has been a nightmare to put together and I am not happy with it at all.
    I don't suppose her daughter (my neice) will even see what I can see as she doesnt even sew. I am so disppointed.

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    It is a beautiful quilt.

    You could always put buttons or a small applique on it.

    I wouldn't worry about it.

    Remember life isn't perfect and nothing else should be either.

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    I think it's very pretty! But I do understand how you feel if YOU don't like it....What are you considering for border?

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    Sorry forgot to put whole quilt on.
    The pattern started off as different width strips sewn together then cut up in triangles then repieced,so wether my stitching wasn't very even I don't know
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    Pojo---thank you for your kind comment

    I was thinking of framing it with the dark blue,then a broad cream border--was going to put piano keys on but I asked on here previously and the opinion was to put the blue then cream border

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    You are being much to harsh on yourself. When you pictured the whole quilt I can't even pick out the places where the points don't match and once it is quilted it will be even less noticable. This quilt is and will be lovely when it is done.

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    it took me a little while to find what you were dissapointed in, the quilt looks great apart from that can't you undo that section and redo it, I know it is a pain but you would be much happier with the end result. just remember only God is perfect so we can make mistakes.
    I still love it so well done and thanks for sharing

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    It is beautiful and once it is all together I bet that you will be the only one to see the odd point cut off or seam not lined up. Don't stop now on this wonderful quilt.

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    I think it is very pretty still.

    It took me sometime to see that little mistake.

    I wouldn't worry about it.

    Life is too short to worry.

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    I think it is a beautiful quilt, and your sister will be so pleased that you finished it for her, and her daughter will have a lovely quilt to remember you and her Mum with. But since you asked for them here are some ((((((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))) to keep you going.

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    BIG HUGS.....I agree life isn't perfect and it is homemade with love that is all that should matter....it is beautiful

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    what's to be disappointed with? I think it'a very lovely quilt! So here is a ~~~~HUGS~~~ for ya!

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    Aww thank you --you are all lovely and thanks for the hugs and comments.
    I suppose I could unpick some but I seem to have been unpicking most of the time,I wouldn't care but it's laid on top of my first quilt and that seemed to go together so easy.
    My sister was a lovely precise type of stitcher maybe that's why I am worrying.

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    It looks great, who ever receives it will love it for the work that has gone into it.

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    I love it the way it is...BIG HUG FOR YOU..

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    WAAAY too critical of yourself!!! She doesn't show, she won't know. I love the way it looks!!!!!!

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    I would give anything to have quilt done by my mother whether she completed it or her sister.
    Stop being so harsh on yourself. Give it to her with a smile and a hug.
    She will be forever grateful especially if mom gets to the point she does not remember who her DD is. Then DD can wrap herself up in the quilt and cry, laugh, sob, pout, whatever her heart desires and be wrapped in the love of her mother and her aunt.

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    Here's a hug. but you are being really hard on your self. It is beautiful. Nice colors , great pattern..... I think you really want to you could take out some of the stiches and reposition and sew.
    I always see the one flaw in my quilts and its like they scream at me. So ... if you need to quite the voices .... go for it with seam ripper in hand!

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    seems to me that in a pattern like this, it would be more important for the colours to line up than the seams. in the photo of the entire quilt, the pattern very fluid, and looks perfect! i wouldn't worry about it - it is beautiful.

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    And another thing.......i wish i could sew like that! That is an very impressive pattern/color that you worked with! Also it was made by you with your heart & soul put into it!

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    I have found that everyones l/4" isn't the same which can cause the unevenness. It is a beautiful quilt and even in the
    picture you can't really tell the mismatch. After it is quilted
    you won't even see it. A Big Hug to you for taking on this
    challenge. Are you going to machine quilt it or hand quilt it.
    Either way, it does hide a lot, and unless you have a magnifying glass no one will know. Just enjoy your progress.

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    I love that pattern and the fabrics, Very Pretty :D:D:D

    Your DN is going to look at her quilt, and see the love and time that her mother and you put into it. She is going to love and appreciate the fact that you finished the quilt, that her mother wanted her to have... Do a few unmatched seams really matter?
    Don't worry, enjoy the rest of the construction and quilting, don't be so hard on your self (((HUGS)))

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    While my daughter and I were browsing in a quilt shop, I remarked to my daughter that some of the seams in a quilt I was piecing weren't matching up exactly right. The lady who runs the shop overheard and said, "No one will be looking at your quilt critically enough to notice, and if anyone does, he/she shouldn't." She's right. I'm critical of my own work, but only notice the beauty in quilts made by others. Your quilt is sunny, bright, and beautiful! Enjoy finishing it as a treasure to pass along from both you and your sister.

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    with the imperfections your niece will love it. especially since it was started by her mom who has dementia. it will be a reminder that her mom loved her a lot.

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    A bunch-o-huggies for you!!!
    The quilt is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
    I love it :D

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