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Thread: Texas is beautiful, but this quilt is not

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    Super Member Rachelcb80's Avatar
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    This quilt is a total disappointment. It's not what I had envisioned at all. It's had every kind of problem you can imagine and I'm just so glad it's done. I feel terrible because it was supposed to be for my husband, but I told him I will make him a better one soon. Of course he assures me that this one is great and he loves it, but I know better. He can't fool me. :) (I made him this one because shortly after he bought me my new Bernina he asked if I would make him a "Texas quilt". He didn't give me any ideas of what he wanted, just something to do with Texas. He was born and raised in East Texas and is still a Texan at heart.)

    It's waaaaay bigger than I wanted but that's my own fault. I bought the pattern from a lady over the phone and she just mentioned if I wanted it to be quilt size (not wall hanging size) I should make the squares 4 1/2". Did I bother I compute how big that would make this quilt though? Noooooo. :P I had planned some borders but after getting just the squares done, I decided against the borders, even though it would look better with them.

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    I think it came out great. How is it a disappointment?

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    I think it is fabulous!!!! I don't see a thing wrong with it. I am originally from MS but got to Texas about 30 years ago....And I am Texan at heart but I miss MS.

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    Looks fine to me!

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    I love it! I guess we are always our own worst critics. Your fabric choices were perfect, and the quilting is wonderful. I was raised in Texas so a part of me will always be Texan, and I would be proud to own a quilt like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I think it came out great. How is it a disappointment?
    It just looked way better in my mind. When I look at it in reality it just looks like this red, white and blue blob in a sea of beige. :) Probably would have looked better as a smaller quilt with some nice borders. This was supposed to be a couch quilt but ended up 90 x 90.

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    I think it looks great...isn't everything bigger in Texas anyway? :)

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    I made a quilt that I thought had too much 'empty space' a while back. I have been slowly filling it with embellishments that fit. Maybe you have some memorabilia from Texas that you could add?

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    I think it looks great. I love the fabrics you chose. They are perfect. You did a great job on it.

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    I think you are too hard on yourself. It looks great and your husband says it's great sooooooo...... Great job!!!

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    Quilt looks good. Don't be so hard on yourself.

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    I love the pops of color!

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    I like your Texas quilt!

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    Oh gee...I think it looks wonderful! You can totally tell what it is and it doesn't look anything like a blob! :)

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    I/m Texan throughout and it looks GREAT TO ME. don't hide it...flaunt it cause it looks great.

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    You can add a bigger border...Red, White, And Blue...girl it is great.

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    I live in Arkansas now but will always be a Texan and I think your quilt is BEAUTIFUL.

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    I think we have a lot in common, I never like a quilt after I finish it. I think I am just too tired of it.

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    It's just different than what you usually make. For a hubby who wanted a Texas quilt--it's about as perfect as it can get. Yup!

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    You made a great quilt! I looks wonderful! You should be proud, we are!!!!!!

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    What's wrong with it? I think it's great.

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    To bad you feel that way, its quite nice.

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    Sometimes when you work real hard on a quilt, you can't see the forest for the trees because you have spent so much time so close to it. Don't look at it for a few days, then suddenly walk in a room and see it spread out. You will love it! I'm a Texan and I say y'all did a fantastic job!

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    Fabulous! I like the idea of adding embellishments or appliques as you go - if you really think it needs something else.

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    since it is 90X90 you both can snuggle up under it. Problem solved. By the way I think it is beautiful and those cowboy boot fabric are sure cute. Did you quilt it? How wonderful you made your sweetie the first thing on your new machine. ...POP some pop corn and put in a romantic movie and enjoy your cuddling quilt!

    Go easy on your self! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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