Ugly quilt is finally done


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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dealer83
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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Lelandite
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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Sunny
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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NanaWilson
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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Steven Cook
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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Musicmaker
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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betsey
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
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
> 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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Susan Torrens
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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dealer83
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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simpleseven
You silly person! That IS NOT an ugly quilt. It's really quite lovely. I remember when the gray border was suggested. I understood the premise, but couldn't see it at the time. It really pops though. :-)
Michelle in Nevada
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Michelle C.
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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Michelle C.

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