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    so ugly that I may not finish it

    it is baby quilt size now and so ugly I am not sure I should waste batting and backing fabric to finish it.
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    don't think it is ugly at all! I like how colorful it is.

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    Surely, you jest...it certainly is not ugly. It is so homey and comfortable looking that I would want to snuggle beneathe the wonderful colors. Why do you think it is ugly? Anyone would love to have this lovely quilt. Please finish it and give it to someone if you still do not like it because I know someone would LOVE it.

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    I would finish it, sometimes what we see in our mind doesn't always look the same when actually done. USe a sheet or tablecloth for the backing and throw in a poly batting, Practice that FMQ design you have been afraid to try and donate it to the local women's shelter, hospics center, dog sheter (you get my drift) and try something else. If you do not want to finish it sent it to me and I will finish and donate to my guild - our last donations were to a transition home for men who had returned to society after extended stays in the prison system.

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    I don't see anything wrong with it. If you don't want to give it to someone that it's intended for, then finish it off and keep it for yourself. It'd be nice just to cover with on chilly days.

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    I am so disappointed. LOL I clicked on this thread expecting to see an ugly quilt, like a fascination for a train wreck ya know, and instead I find a wonderful, fun quilt full of beautiful rich color. It most definitely needs to be finished, but it doesn't need to be you if it won't make you happy to work on it. Maybe take a break from it and work on something else, or pass it along to someone else to finish.
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    Looks fine. If you don't like it donate to child services for use with children removed from horrible situations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oma66 View Post
    Surely, you jest...it certainly is not ugly. It is so homey and comfortable looking that I would want to snuggle beneathe the wonderful colors. Why do you think it is ugly? Anyone would love to have this lovely quilt. Please finish it and give it to someone if you still do not like it because I know someone would LOVE it.
    Ditto this!
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    It reminds me of my Grandma. Maybe you are too young for it? I'm sure there is a nice lady out there who would love it, but I know how hard it is to finish a quilt you don't like. Maybe there is a place that you can donate just the top to and they will finish it off. Guilds around here do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauriejo View Post
    I am so disappointed. LOL I clicked on this thread expecting to see an ugly quilt, like a fascination for a train wreck ya know, and instead I find a wonderful, fun quilt full of beautiful rich color. It most definitely needs to be finished, but it doesn't need to be you if it won't make you happy to work on it. Maybe take a break from it and work on something else, or pass it along to someone else to finish.
    I agree, not ugly at all.
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    Are you just kidding us, it is not ugly at all!!!!

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    Finish it. I don't find it ugly at all. Your fabrics are beautiful and I love your pattern. Good luck, hope we get to see a finished picture.

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    I don't see ugly at all!! It's beautiful and once you finish it you will love it also. I recently made a ugly scrappy and hated the blocks so much. Once I finished the quilt it became my favorite!
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    To quote an old adage: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," and this beholder sees beauty in your quilt.

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    I love it! Perfect for a baby to sit and play on or for a picnic, not to mention cuddling under!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oma66 View Post
    Surely, you jest...it certainly is not ugly. It is so homey and comfortable looking that I would want to snuggle beneathe the wonderful colors. Why do you think it is ugly? Anyone would love to have this lovely quilt. Please finish it and give it to someone if you still do not like it because I know someone would LOVE it.
    Ditto, I couldn't have said it better. It's a I am home quilt.

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    There is nothing ugly about this quilt, please finish it. I feel certain it will make someone very happy and make them feel special. I love the colors...
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    Where is the ugly quilt?? Don't see one in that picture! That would look great here in our log house, want my address? Please finish it before you send it.

    I kind of understand how you feel, sometimes fabric combos just don't grab onto us the way we think they will once we get going. Finish it up, let some time pass and you'll probably come to like it.
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    this quilt reminds me so much of the scrappy quilts on my bed at my aunt's house... i just LOVED finding the different fabrics and following the 'roads' in all the directions. i don't consider it ugly at all.
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    That quilt is beautiful! It has all my favorite colors, too. What's not to like?
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    I don't think it's ugly.....if you don't like it for yourself....finish it & donate it or give it someone who does.
    Do what you want...Love what you do!!

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    its not ugly finish and donate to charity
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    It's lovely!! I would be thrilled to have it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    this quilt reminds me so much of the scrappy quilts on my bed at my aunt's house... i just LOVED finding the different fabrics and following the 'roads' in all the directions. i don't consider it ugly at all.
    Ditto!!!!!
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    I'd finish it & hang onto it for someone looking for those beautiful dark rich colors, or as others have suggested...donate it! I personally find it gorgeous!

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