Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 105

Thread: i hate this quilt

  1. #1
    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    currently central new jersey
    Posts
    8,700
    okay, i've been jabbering about hating this quilt. here's why: it's a first attempt at SO MANY points without sashing. it's my first feathers. it's my first stipples. the colors are so muddy they look like i chose them in a hole in the ground. i made it for my dsister's birthday and that's long gone. i chose the pattern for sentimental reasons, "sister's choice", and i never liked it.

    after years of quilting and loving my own work, i hate this one. i do fine with other kinds of quilting designs, points, etc. but of course i chose my own colors. she likes dull colors, soooo.!

    so here it is. have pity and don't be too harsh. i shouldn't have tried so many 'news' on the same project. live and sometimes learn.
    Attached Images Attached Images



  2. #2
    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    currently central new jersey
    Posts
    8,700
    more:

    the thread was poly variegated. yellow - white on the back and i tried to match the front colors. you can see that the points won.
    Attached Images Attached Images


  3. #3
    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    7,202
    Blog Entries
    3
    well, my dear, that's some of the best lookin' mud i've seen in a month of sundays.

    you can always adopt me as your new sister and send it my way. there's plenty of time until my next birthday.

    :mrgreen:

  4. #4
    a4Ohio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Twinsburg, Ohio
    Posts
    61
    Sorry to dissappoint you but.......................... I like it :)

  5. #5
    Power Poster SulaBug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Somewhere in SANTA Land.
    Posts
    10,136
    Blog Entries
    1
    Butterflywing,
    I think you did a good job, on this quilt. We all have to start some where, that's how we learn. You might not like it, but I do!! :D I am sure you will find just the right person, to give it too. Thanks for sharing.
    Sulabug,
    Cheryl
    :D :D :D

  6. #6
    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    currently central new jersey
    Posts
    8,700
    oops! left the best one out.

  7. #7
    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    currently central new jersey
    Posts
    8,700
    i seem to have lost that best one. LOL

  8. #8
    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    currently central new jersey
    Posts
    8,700
    i seem to have lost that best one. LOL
    Attached Images Attached Images


  9. #9
    BlueChicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Gone
    Posts
    2,411
    LOL

    Dude... I'm with the others... best looking mud I've seen in a long time! :-)


  10. #10
    leona07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    253
    Apparently I am a fan of mud!!! :lol:

  11. #11
    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    currently central new jersey
    Posts
    8,700
    believe me, this is the most photogenic quilt i ever saw. the center pink is really so dusty as soon as you see it you want to scrub it. the wine color is really maroony/brown. the dark green is pine-tar green and the light green is dirty olive. the outside green is moldy sage. and last but definitely not least - - - the gold is not gold. it's really baby-sh*t mustard. like in a diaper. altogether muddy. she'll be so happy.

  12. #12
    BlueChicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Gone
    Posts
    2,411
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    believe me, this is the most photogenic quilt i ever saw. the center pink is really so dusty as soon as you see it you want to scrub it. the wine color is really maroony/brown. the dark green is pine-tar green and the light green is dirty olive. the outside green is moldy sage. and last but definitely not least - - - the gold is not gold. it's really baby-sh*t mustard. like in a diaper. altogether muddy. she'll be so happy.
    ROTFLOL

    Love the description more than the quilt! ;-)

  13. #13
    leona07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    253
    Hmmmm...babysh*t mustard, is that next to the bloody nose Ketchup at the grocery store??

  14. #14
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,480
    LOL, love your description of the colors!! I think the quilt looks fine!! If those are the colors she likes than she'll love it.

  15. #15
    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    currently central new jersey
    Posts
    8,700
    Quote Originally Posted by leona07
    Hmmmm...babysh*t mustard, is that next to the bloody nose Ketchup at the grocery store??

    two shelves below. :lol: :lol:

  16. #16
    leona07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    253
    :lol:

  17. #17
    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    currently central new jersey
    Posts
    8,700
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    LOL, love your description of the colors!! I think the quilt looks fine!! If those are the colors she likes than she'll love it.
    she likes antique-y looking quilts, which is why i washed it. as for the colors, she will love them. i think she's manic depressive and should be on tranqs.

    :roll: :roll:

  18. #18
    Debbie1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Roseburg, Oregon
    Posts
    2,279
    I haven't seen anything wrong with this quilt. I'll send my address so you can get rid of it! But I love your description of it! I think your quilting was good!

  19. #19
    Super Member Chele's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Belle Isle, Florida
    Posts
    6,737
    LOL! Wish I had a sister to "talk about!" I can tell you guys are close. Lucky!

    As for this quilt, just LOOK at your quilting! How do you do that? First time, my foot! You must have the quilting gene big time. Send me some of that talent.

    I think the colors are lovely, but I probably need medication too! You should probably consider naming paint colors as your interpretations had me spitting my drink!

    Congrats on finishing a lovely quilt for your sister. She's going to flip!

  20. #20
    Super Member mpspeedy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    rural Maryland
    Posts
    1,566
    Hey, I don't see any problem with your quilt. The most important thing is that it is done. If everything had to be absolutely perfect none of us would finish anything. Don't be so hard on yourself. There are lots of us out there that would love to have it in our home.

  21. #21
    bearpaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,635
    I really like it! Great feathers for a first attempt! I don't think the colors are bad at all.

  22. #22
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sleepy Hollow, NY
    Posts
    4,780
    i think its great.

    i love color - i had to buy black and white fabric for the swap because everything i own is color.

    i love the pink and the gold together it looks great.

    you're being far to hard on yourself on this quilt - i'm sure its because its for your sister and you want it to be perfect.

    the quilting is excellent - i can't do a feather to save my life.


  23. #23
    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    5,722
    I like it to...I call those rich full colors lol

  24. #24
    Senior Member krabadan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Northern New Jersey
    Posts
    700
    I like it too!

  25. #25
    Senior Member Overlander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Williams Lake, British Columbia
    Posts
    481
    Wow! There is nothing wrong with this quilt - especially for so many "firsts" as you say. I love the bold colors and your quilting is great. If your sister doesn't want it I have a bed just aching for a pretty quilt like this. :)

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.