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Thread: My ghastly quilt top!

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    My ghastly quilt top!

    Lol, ok so here is the awful quilt I spoke of in my last post. Its my very first one ever and I still haven't quilted it. Oh and until I get the easy flying geese ruler from eBay, I am not doing flying geese again! Omg they took forever!
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    What do you mean????? That is great and I mean it!!! You have a great sense of color! Now, please finish it and show us!!!
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    I don't think it's that awful. Up close there are some issues but overall it's nice

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    I don't think it is ghastly at all. I rather like it.

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    Thank you. Kristen, yeah I had trouble keeping the blocks lined up cause I didn't have the 1/4" foot but now I do so yay!
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    it looks really great!
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    Don't be too hard on yourself, I really like it, and the fabric is great!!!!
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    That is pretty. Would love to see the finished project.

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    Whatever are you talking about? Get busy and work on that really,really pretty quilt. So an edge or two isn''t meeting, so don't look there. Don't point it out. I had an art teacher once that told me to remember "it's as good as I could do at the time". Take that attitude and get with it. ha. Barny

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    Sometimes when I work on a quilt for a long time I start to dislike it, then ages later when I see it at a recipient's house or in my closet I think, that's not so bad. Your's has a very mod look from the colors, I like it a lot
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    I agree!! It's simply GHASTLY. Send it to me...I know just what to do with it (quilt it and throw it on my couch)!

    I think it's pretty cool!

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    It is a very pretty quilt, colorful and cheery. Think of it as your learning quilt because the day will come when you will cherish it. It is a keeper. Every quilter has one or a few. I know I do.

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    Looks like you've put a lot of work into it. Don't stress over it. Just be proud of yourself and finish it. I think it looks very nice.

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    Your idea of ghastly is my idea of pretty cool. I truly like what you have done. I like the colors and the pattern. I would love to see it finished. i'm working on a quilt almost just like that but it has a 16 patch in the center instead of the 1/2 square triangles set on point. Mine is in blue. I hope you change your mind about the quilt and make it something to be treasured, if not by u by someone who will love it to pieces.l
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    Well you have all convinced me that it isnt so bad. I'm gunna quilt it up and then give it to my dad...he loves it lol
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    Quilt it up with warm and natural, wash it, and 95% of people looking at it will never notice a thing wrong. The 5% who will notice will probably say "Gee, I've done that myself!" LOL! I find quilts I make that don't match perfectly look much better after quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxmbbxx View Post
    Lol, ok so here is the awful quilt I spoke of in my last post. Its my very first one ever and I still haven't quilted it. Oh and until I get the easy flying geese ruler from eBay, I am not doing flying geese again! Omg they took forever!
    I like it and I'm not a bit fond of gray in a quilt.
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    Your quiltmanship is beautiful in this piece, and I bet you learned a lot while doing it, and these lessons are invaluable. Call this quilt an UBE - the Ugliest Blanket Ever, and it will become quite endearing to you regardless. For a first timer, your points are excellent!
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    I don't see anything wrong with it. As for you wanting a flying geese ruler, don't buy it! Do the 'No Waste Flying Geese Method' I hated flying geese until I began using this method.

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    Really like the quilt. I'd be happy to have done such a good job. Finish it and you will find you really don't want to part with it
    Aunt Janey

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    Is there a link to the post for this method? Thanks!
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    As I had mentioned before, one man's trash is another man's treasure. *I* thinbk your quilt if truly striking!

    Maybe we could have an ugly quilt UFO trade here with members posting quilts they're willing to gift or trade for another. Perhaps we could even end with them being donated to a particular cause.

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    I like it. Looks great.
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    Its not the iffy blocks that I see when I look at it..its the awesome color and movement. I hope you finish it. And your an expert flying geese maker now. Don't give up! I am reading "Mastering Precision Piecing" by Sally Collins. She says.."If your disappointed in your end result after investing so much time, effort, and expense..then maybe you should go back and look at your construction process." Improving your fundamental technical tasks are the way to go. If you off 1/16th of an inch that will add up. If your seams aren't straight...that will certainly show up. Nobody said you have to sew at light speed..but I find myself putting the pedal to the metal so to speak to get done quick. I have slowed myself down and am watching my own fundamentals. I want to improve myself..I have quilts to make. =) You have a beauty there..I hope to see the finished quilt. =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by xxmbbxx View Post
    Is there a link to the post for this method? Thanks!
    http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf

    Here is the link to a pdf.
    Sadiemae

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