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Thread: so ugly that I may not finish it

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    you all are to kind.I guess it just looks to dark and muttled for me.I like most of the fabric but should have used more lights in it.it really does not thrill me to look at it.it was way better in my head.
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    My first "creative" quilt I made (after a class to learn how to quilt) was sooo ugly that I had a mixture of pride that I'd done it and shame when my daughters dropped over to visit (I think it was Thanksgiving). I have never had a quilt before or since where people almost came to polite blows because they wanted it "for their children"! It was a giant distorted butterfly on a cheap muslim backing and I used cut out bugs to anchor down the wads of fabric that had developed. You could have blown me over with a feather!

    What you see and know about your quilt isn't what others see or think about it. Yours looks fine. Just don't giveit to the quilt police!

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    It's happened to me a few times. Especially in knitting. I will be working on it and at some point realize I dont' like how it is turning out or have lost interest in even finishing it. If it is a good yarn I will rewind it to use for another project at some other time. If the yarn is inexpensive and easy to come by I have been known to take it off the needles and throw it out!!' It was freeing to begin anew.

    If you don't really like it than "put it away" and then you can rethink your fabric choices and start over. Follow your heart and do what you want to do.
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    It would make a great play quilt. Maybe not your typical baby quilt, but still attractive!

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    Looks good to me...

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    I love it, and I would cheerfully take it off your hands.

    I could use the practice still on my meandering and strippling.
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    Someone will love to cuddle up with this. Please finish it.

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    Ugly, too, is in the eye of the beholder. Keep searching the internet, and you'll find quilts so ugly you'll see how good this one looks!

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    not that bad, I have a few of those hanging out

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    Oh this beautiful not ugly at all. Finish it try something new with the quilting process then give to a children's home. They would love it...

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    WHAT UGLY??? I think it is great!!! You are being too hard on yourself.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I don't think it is ugly either...you might change your mind once it is quilted...worse case scenario is that you donate it..it will still bring happiness and warmth to someone...:-)
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    I don't think it is ugly at all. Its' a nice scrappy quilt.
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    Maybe we're not looking at the same quilt, cause this quilt is full of live and wonderful color. I think it is beautiful!

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    I think it is a very pretty quilt. I looks a lot like one my DMIL made for my oldest son and he loved his quilt.

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    That is not ugly. Finish it and I am sure there is someone out there that will LOVE it!

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    I don't see ugly in this quilt. Its a very nice scrappy, keep going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolph33 View Post
    it is baby quilt size now and so ugly I am not sure I should waste batting and backing fabric to finish it.
    I love the colors, the bright blue is cheery, I'd be more than happy to take it off your hands if you still are unhappy with it...
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    Put it away for a month and then go back and look with a fresh eye, you will like it! It is very pretty!!

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    I like it, very pretty! Quilting can make all the difference. I would finish it, and wait to see how it looks after its quilted. I think you will love it!!

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    i dont see anything wrong with it. just being too critical of yourself. as someone suggested, put it away for a while then go back to it. i'm sure you'll like it.

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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    I think the quilt is pretty! I love the bright colors and the pattern. I hope you decide to finish it.
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    I like the colors and pattern. Finish it and give it to a homeless shelter. I am sure it will keep someone warm. We are all so blessed to be able to do quilting. And by the way, when you shop at the Goodwill, etc, check out the bed skirts. There is yards of good fabric.

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    In my estimation any quilt finished is BEAUTIFUL. Once this one is quilted it will look totally different and you may find the beauty in it.

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