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Thread: The quilt of problems...

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    Super Member ScubaK's Avatar
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    For lack of a better word...
    This is actually the first quilt to really give me problems....
    The pattern cutting directions were off like 96 pieces, like 192 black pieces (short 48 ) and the white squares were way too many (288 ) ...the number of strips were short...
    When I ran short I went to get more black and of course they did not have it...I had to scramble from the brights to get some strips to use
    My seams were off...not sure of this yet...
    I hate this quilt...don't know when I will get the borders on but it is pieced together and off the sewing deck.
    Don't know what I am going to do with the left over 2.5" white squares...
    Kirsten

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    It looks pretty good but only you know what problems you had with it. Sorry it gave you trouble.

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    It does look very colorful and well done.Just save the squares you never know when you will need them and then they will already be cut.If you really don't like it finish it anyway and donate it to a charity

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    I like it. If you look at the top left chain running towards bottom right, the chain does not have the whites on the outside. That and the other one going in the same direction is where you got off.


    The chains are white-black-white everywhere else, but black-white-black on those two runs.

    I'd border it in something bright and find someone who will love your interpretation. Everything we make does not have to be uniform or scripted. When dealing with that many small bits, I'll take strip piecing every time.

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    I'm sorry it gave you problems. I sure don't notice them, and it's a beautiful quilt. Good job, and if you need a home for it, PM me for my address....lol

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    For such a pain in the neck quilt, it turned out really nice. If you really hate it, have you considered donating it, or raffling it off? Personally, I don't think it's hate-worthy.

    Could the extra black and white squares be the first border followed by a solid outer border?

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    Looks pretty. You'll find something to use those blocks for!

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    Despite the fact that it made you want to tear your hair out, I think it's a really nice quilt! I sure don't understand why some quilts just decide to fight you all the way, but that happens to me sometimes too!

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    I think it is very bright, cheerful, and it can come right over to my house :D :D :D

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    I think your quilt is great!! :D I love all of the colors & the pattern itself. If you decide you don't want it, I know it would have a good home at my place!! :D :D :D :D

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    Awwww it is a lovely quilt and the extra blocks will be just right for another quilt for sure....good start for a scrappy or baby quilt.....:-)

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    Don't know what I am going to do with the left over 2.5" white squares...

    You could use Bonnies "leaders and enders" technique to make 4 patches.
    http://quiltville.com/leadersenders.shtml

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    Oh gosh--it's so pretty!! A child of any age would have a blast looking at all that's there--and identifying colors. It looks like fun!!

    I'm sorry you had so much trouble--how frustrating. It's beautiful though. :D

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    It's very pretty despite the problems it gave you!

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    Sorry, but I too think it's an awesome quilt! :-)

    I would use the left over white squares and make a border with those and the brights. And if you really still don't like it, what a wonderful gift to a charity. :-)

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    I'm sorry you had so many problems with it, because it's very pretty.

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    I feel your pain. I've had quilts give me grief. It turned out great & colorful. You'll find a home for it. And they'll love it!!

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    Sorry this one was a bugger, but it turned out nice anyway!!

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    When all else fails, take the top and cut it in 3 inch strips, then randomly sew it back together and see what you have. It is fun and less stressful. I have done this before (with an 1/8th inch seam) and was very happy with the turnout. Very "Outside the Box" and interesting. If you really don't like it, give it a try. You will be the only one with that quilt once you are done. GiGi :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I like that quilt!! Very bright and cheerful!!

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    Thanks everyone for the encouraging words.
    I will fold it up and put it away to "rest" for awhile.

    Gigi...I have never heard of cutting a top into 3" strips and sewing them back together again. How interesting!

    Now that this one is "done" I can start on some new ones!

    Thanks again.

    Kirsten

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    The fun is where the problems starts....Its more challenging and you did great !!! Congratulation :lol:

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    I think it looks great, by looking at it I can't tell you had any problems. It is really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Just fold it up and put it away for a few months- you will look at it differently then. It is really quite nice- bright and cheery!

    I agree. Good advice. Have done that myself. From where I am sitting your quilt looks fantastic.

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    I really like it. I hate it when there is that kind of problem with a pattern.

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