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    Default Re: When is a quilt just too ugly to continue?

    Hello, I think that each person in this forum loves some colors more than other and it seems that yellows and oranges do not like them very much, I am bright colors and I like it, but you must decide why you are going to give the quilt

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    Default Re: When is a quilt just too ugly to continue?

    Advice:
    Finish it. Make something else for baby. Finish that one. Have the mom to be pick which one she wants of the two you made. That is a very happy, cheerful quilt. Having a baby is a very happy cheerful time in ones life. My bet is, she will love the one you have pictured here!
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    Default Re: When is a quilt just too ugly to continue?

    I like it, and I don't even like orange very much. Why not do something else for the new baby, then you might feel better about this one, and be able to finish it and donate it. Sometimes we make extra pressure and anxiety for ourselves, not living up to our own expectations.

    Or you could make another one, and give the new mom both. She will want more than one quilt/blanket anyway.

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    Default Re: When is a quilt just too ugly to continue?

    That quilt is precious. As you know, I make hundresds of quilts each year. Do I love them all? of course not. Some I find unhandsome, some I feel ashamed of. I post them here and realize we all have different likes. When I take them to sell them, I am amazed that the ones I dislike the most are the first to sell. Orange is BIG right now. So is aqua. I like the idea of making two but use one as the back for this one. Like Orange front, Aqua back. Then quilt the side you like the best. Both will be stunning. Don't be hard on yourself. Youre doing a great job

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    Default Re: When is a quilt just too ugly to continue?

    I have only had one quilt that I just could not finish. I loved the material and the pattern but found I was having to force myself to work on it. I got three rows done before I called the lady I was making them for (identical twin quilts) and told her I couldn't finish them. She was fine with it, got $15 crappy looking bedspreads instead and is happy. What a sense of relief when I passed the whole mess to another quilter who went a different direction and loved the big quilt she made. Sometimes for your sanity you have to say enough

    By the way I love your quilt!
    ATTITUDE IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ORDEAL AND AN ADVENTURE

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    Default Re: When is a quilt just too ugly to continue?

    I'm not an orange person, either, but I like this. I would either remove the applique stars, or if I left them in I would FMQ outlines of stars scattered across the quilt, then do loose wavy lines going across the background, maybe with a walking foot.

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    Default Re: When is a quilt just too ugly to continue?

    I just quilted up two quilts that I deemed ugly quilts, and guess what? Now I don't think they are so ugly! And I showed it to some people and one lady wanted to buy one of them! They do make good FMQing practice tops, and you will make this one beautiful!

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    Default Re: When is a quilt just too ugly to continue?

    OldNewbie, I think it's wonderful. You put your time and fabric into it. Be happy that it is done and gift it. Someone above said "No apologies".... I love homemade quilts....Love it and gift it. Personally, Orange was always my favorite color...ask my children...their rooms were full of orange and red....and I absolutely loved orange and red tissue flowers...Power to the Flower. Really, love what you have done and gift it with pride....OR....send it to me I forgot to mention that stars were then and now one of my favorite quilt and home designs.
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    Default Re: When is a quilt just too ugly to continue?

    do your practice , then use it as backing on a quilt you do like.

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    Default Re: When is a quilt just too ugly to continue?

    Maybe you could donate this one to charity & make another one you like better for the baby. Our guild donates quilts to local charities; all donations are accepted. It will make some child very happy. It's a bright, cheerful quilt.

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