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    Quilt top I hated to finish

    This is a quilt top I have finally finished. Loved the fabric, hated the way it worked up. Bartering it for a friends artwork. Just hated working on it once I decided it was not what I expected. My first, "can't stand it" quilt!
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    First OBW I just don't like. Now that I'm done....... I can start my next project!! Yay!!!
    If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!

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    I never would have thought the fabric wuld be so pretty in a OBW. I love it!

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    I love your OBW. Happy bartering!

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    the print does tend to run together a bit. maybe black triangles on the corners ,turning them into blocks, would have separated them more. but still, good work!!!

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    What a great idea - to barter with the quilt you do not like, but the person you are bartering with must love it if she is willing to barter with you. I like it a lot - especially the colors. I think it is a very attractive quilt and I'm sure the person getting it will cherish it.

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    sorry it didn't work out the way you thought Just did a bargello easy strip style that didn't work out either I buried it in my studio somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by coachmatthewsvhs View Post
    This is a quilt top I have finally finished. Loved the fabric, hated the way it worked up. Bartering it for a friends artwork. Just hated working on it once I decided it was not what I expected. My first, "can't stand it" quilt!
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    First OBW I just don't like. Now that I'm done....... I can start my next project!! Yay!!!
    Looks great to me, but I understand how once in a while the results just don't get it. I've had the same experience.

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    i had that happen to me my print was too small i never finished the quilt i think sometimes we are our own worst critics
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    it was interesting to see the start to finish quilt.

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    The OBW books advise not to use any fabric that has straight lines in it, and now you know why. I still like the quilt, but I don't think I would have enjoyed working on it, so it will be an ideal quilt for your friend.

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    I was going to make a stack and whack out of fabric I thought I would love. I did not like the first two blocks, so I am sending a "kit" to my daughter in law. She loves the fabric!

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    Dunster, I've seen a few border prints used that were awesome.... just not this one.... you're right... it's those big black stripes!!
    Peggy Jeanne, great idea.... you've made me smile!
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    WOW !! very pretty.. but how did you do this on your eyes?? Lovely ! congratulations on the finish line !
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    I like the fabric and would have done it as offset blocks.
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    That border print made an awesome quilt.

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    very pretty

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    It feels nice to finisfh a difficult UFO. Keep us posted onthe new projects. Yay!
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    It's very pretty, even if you don't care for it...
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    I did something similar with a one block wonder block. It was black and white with some colored thumbling blocks. The design was to dense so there was not a lot of background color showing. It was really disappointing.

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    I love what can be done with border fabrics, great quilt.

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    I personally hate OGW so I really can't comment. I loved the original fabric. Get moving on something you like you deserve it.

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    I like it, a bit busy, but you did a great job, now it time to do a fun quilt which is what I do when it works that way for me.
    Have a Blessed day
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    Possibly could be improved with a solid border around each unit before sewing them together.That is how I improved on my disaster. Won't do a obw ever again.

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    Wow. Elegant. We stayed in an Irish castle last spring. The bedspreads were very similar, very Jacobean in style. (the castle was our last day treat to make up for sleeping above a noisy pub or two on vacation).

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    I rather like it. A linear OBW quilt. Wow!
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