Ugly quilt is finally done

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Well, I finally finished it, after putting it away for a month.  I had
to drag myself to the sewing machine to get this baby over with! lol
I did put in a narrow blue/gray border and then a stripe edge.  The
quilting did help although I could barely get it through my small
machine.  I call this a "learning experience."  I learned that I can't
free motion quilt worth a darn on a bigger size quilt, so I need to
work with smaller ones until I can afford a larger sewing machine.  I
can truthfully say that it's my least favorite quilt I've made yet
but, it's DONE and I can cross if off my list....whewwwwww.  Donna

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I see no ugly!  and I looked and looked.  I liked it and please
let me know if it needs a home where it will be loved.

Donna
in WA



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I think it looks great! Good job!
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Louise in Iowa
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That's not ugly, I love the colours and the way you have made it.
It would look so nice in my lounge-room.

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Di
I'm creative!  You can't expect me to be neat too.
Vic Australia
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I understand growing to hate a project before you can get it done. But
I don't think your quilt is ugly. And I'm thinking there are people
out there who would love it and cherish it and feel happy to snuggle
under it. Take it to a nursing home and give it away. Your opinion of
your little quilt as 'ugly' will change instantly when you see
somebody's eyes light up as she reaches for that new quilt and holds
it in her lap. Believe me.....

Sunny

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Yeah!  Donna!!  That is about the UGLIEST quilt I have ever seen.  Now lets
see how it will look on MY bed!  Those ugly colors are so YUCK!!( Ua huh)

Nana...The more quilts on the bed the better!!

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Donna

I think it looks just lovely.  The colors go together so well.  I love the
pattern fabric especially.  I can hear your frustration though.

My Mom and I have each have a quilt that we "fondly" call the "Quilt from
H--l".  It was a block a month that I bought here and I for Christmas one
year, every month getting the new block.  It had a pale background fabric
that you couldn't tell right from wrong once the pieces were cut.  Also,
after six months the blocks went from templates to rotary cutting.  To say
the least the blocks didn't end up the same size.  I figured out a layout
and got mine together and sent a picture to Mom to finish hers.  It's bold
oranges, purples, greens and yellows, and it's all done.  That's the best
part.

Steven
Alaska


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That is NOT ugly.  I really like it.
Gen

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I think it is really nice too.

Brian Christiansen




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ugly is in the eye of the beholder.  That quilt doesn't crank my wheel
either, but I have friends who'd start drooling on sight.

Musicmaker

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I think I have it figured out, Donna.  The fabrics are lovely, play well
together and, of course, the pattern is a favorite.  You know what I think?
I think it just bored you to death.  Your other quilts have lots of rhythm,
motion, variables, that kind of stuff.  Your 'ugly' quilt is just the same
thing over and over.
    Some of us enjoy comfortable repetition; some of us just can't do it.  I
think that's why even when I make a red, white and blue Wounded Warriors
quilt, I have to slip in a bit of magenta or green.
    There.  That was our mental health analysis for today.  You can use the
money I saved you on stash.  You're welcome.  Polly
 


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Polly Esther wrote:
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Polly, you said what I was thinking.  It's a cute quilt and someone will
love it.

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Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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I agree with Polly....I have that problem too!  I can stand to make
one or two blocks the same (ya know, to get it perfect), then after
I've succeeded in sewing that block I want to move on to something
different.  I think that's why I love applique!

Polly you are a hoot!  I just love you and Sunny's outlook on
things.  :-)
Launie, in Oregon

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Here's a 3rd on that analysis.  I really don't enjoy making even two
blocks alike.  That's why most of my quilts are some version of scrappy.
  (And some day, I'm going to delve into applique too.  :-)  )

Michelle in Nevada

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Well, I dug out all my civil war fabric and had good intentions this
afternoon to start something new with those.....and as most of my good
intentions, I got side tracked looking at some really nice red prints
in my stash and an old Fons and Porter magazine with a Valentine quilt
pattern in it.    Soooo.......valentine quilt it will be, bright and
cheery in this cold weather.  Maybe that will perk me up.  Besides it
has some applique hearts on it and I've never done those before.  This
will be interesting.....and I hope I can say, "look at my Pretty quilt
next time."  Donna

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Your new project sounds so cheery and fun, Donna.  Of course we'll all
be waiting to see how it develops.  :-)

Michelle in Nevada

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delurking a bit to say I think it's adorable!  you just hate it right
now...because it's now what/how you wanted it to look...but give it a
day....you'll love it!

betsey

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Congratulations on your finish.  I like the quilt, but then I've had to
make things with other people's fabrics for years (back when I was a
dressmaker and made custom draperies).  Remember that their is a project
for everyone's taste.....

Susan
quilting as usual

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Thank you all for the comments.......you are too kind!  Polly, you are
a gem and I have a big smile on my face after reading your post.  And,
yes, it will be donated to the nursing home where my mother lives, as
Sunny suggested.  I made up two fast lap quilts in Dec. and donated
them there and no matter where they end up, my sense of satisfaction
was great just for doing it.  Next project will be a totally new block
design using civil war fabrics.  My goal this year for each quilt I
do, is to use a different block pattern for each one I make.  That
should take care of the boredom factor and give my brain cells a
workout.  I love this group!  Donna

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My goodness, I can't find a "hint" of ugly in that quilt.  I think it
looks great!

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