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Thread: Why did I spend $1.00 on this?

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    Bet someone learned a lot making it! Do you have a pet that needs a bed?
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    The price was right, and you could always pillows or something like that.

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    Impulse shopper? lol Just donate it to a good cause....
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    I have one just like this(wonky stitches, all kinds of fabric). It was made by my DGGM at eighty. She died at 92. I wouldn't trade it for the world. I had to take the blocks apart from the border, it was falling apart.

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    Do you have a frame to quilt on? If so, I would load it up on there and quilt away. It was done out of love. It may not be the most well constructed quilt, but it does have it's own beauty. Do an all over meander and call it done. It would look just great once it gets done. Please don't through it out. It needs to be finished.

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    Back it with an old table cloth or sheet, no batting, just use the pillow case birthing method, add some staight line quilting here and there. Now you have a wonderful screen porch table cloth, if it gets sun faded well no worry it was headed to the round file..............
    With quilters for friends, I will always be warm.

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    You needed a reason to spend $1 to study the legacy of a past quilter.
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    I love it!

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    I actually like it because it's wonky and has pretty colors in it.
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    When the blocks were made, they had to "MakeDo" with what fabric they could find in old clothes, etc. I think it is really a great demonstration of the way old quilts were made. Maybe reborder it , and donate, or use it with love

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingsavta View Post
    I'd finish it and give it to charity. Someone put some love into it and you will too.
    I second this one. Finish it and give it to a charity. Some homeless person will be kept warm. Lots of work there. Do not trash it.

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    I think its beautiful. Believe it or not but it tells a story and a lovely one at that. The little snarls of newspaper and hand stitches..and machine ones..show the love that someone took as they tried to finish it. No..its not perfect..but it sure does glow! I hope you finish it and love it. =)
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    Badly-matched points and all, I kinda like the stars.
    Reassemble it:
    I'd just remove the sashes and turn a sow's ear into a [silk] purse!

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    I agree with some body above me use it to practice on
    and then give it away as a charity quilt.
    Some body will love it

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    That would be a good one to cut up and display parts in a frame, make pillowcases, stuffed animals, small purse....pretty much anything smaller. It would be a good way to still use it.
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    The stars are appealing, like they were hand pieced and someone didn't know how to put it together, but it reflects someone's labor of love. Maybe if they would have had the QB to help it could have been a real pleasure to put it together. The star points are pretty nice and I like the color combinations of the stars. If you take the blocks apart and square them, you may come up with something really original, it reminds me of a star spider web.

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    Practice quilting stitches? Give to homeless shelter? Give to animal shelter?
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    I love it because it makes me think about what my first quilt might have looked like had I not had a good teacher among other things. I have some blocks like that, that I got at a garage sale in a couple of tubs of quilting items. I'm not even sure they are completely 100% cotton. I was going to throw them out because of quality until I joined this board. Now I'm going to join them and have it quilted and enjoy it.
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    Maybe.......whoever made it, did it from the heart.....Maybe they did not have the money for classes or tools to do it what some may call "right". I think it is beautiful. I don't think I could be critical of someone trying to quilt.....because they had a longing to create one. This creation is their creation, and it is beautiful. Hey...start a new fad....call it the "quilt that was hand and machine sewed, square and non squared, but made with love quilt" I think it gives it charm!

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    I'm with the finish it and keep it brigade! I think it is really quirky and appealing. Quilting will give it even more charm. This would be great thrown over a porch chair, or for a small person to play on. Do let us know what you decide.

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    I'd give it a lovely home. someone tried so hard....not everyone is gifted.
    Last edited by Suzan88; 06-20-2012 at 06:22 PM. Reason: didn't make sense on it's own

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    As a reminder that there truly are no "quilt police"?


    It's probably someones first effort...cute in its own way!
    Last edited by cathyvv; 06-20-2012 at 06:29 PM.

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    Is it very old? Lend it to me and I'll put it in our antique quilt show...the show is very popular and, of course, I'd take very good care of your quilt it before returning it to you. There are dozens of quilts in the show. They come from family attics, old farmhouses and barns, camps and all sorts of places all over the Moosehead Lake area.Few, if any, are perfect yet all are interesting and we learn from them. I'm sure we could welcome a 'guest' quilt.
    Last edited by Suzan88; 06-20-2012 at 06:43 PM.

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    Donate it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffygiraffe View Post
    I find it endearing. Maybe you did, too. I would take the borders off and reborder it in a yellow flour-sack style print and put it back together. YOU can redeem it.
    I found an old quilt in an airport hangar with a motor wrapped in it. I took it home, and gently washed the grease out of it and folded it to look its best and laid it on top of my filing cabinet with the 72' width, hanging over the sides. EVERY day, I look at that lovely old quilt and figure I gave her a new home.
    Just like a stray cat. Doing that, makes us both happy and blessed.
    I, too, find it charming in a funky, primative way. I think it could turn out to be a real diamond in the rough!
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