Thursday, May 26, 2011

they can't all be my favorite

I made this quilt top, and it is soooooooo not my favorite. So much so that I even thought about not blogging about it. There is nothing wrong with it, but it's just not my style. However, I'm happy that the top is finally finished. I'm happier still that Margaret's Hope Chest accepts donations of quilt tops! (Isn't that fantastic???) It did give me a chance to work on my curved piecing (smaller curves are not nearly as fun as bigger ones), and it was a good exercise in perseverance. (I thought about throwing everything away at one point, but I just couldn't.) My daughter loved it, so I'm hoping that some other little girl out there will, too.

Thank you SO MUCH for all your sweet and kind comments about rescuing fabric. You all made me feel so much better!

49 comments:

Regi said...

I am awful glad you kept at it with this little quilt, even though it wasnt calling your name. Its an adorable quilt top and I am postive there is a little girl out there who will absolutely love it. I think it turned out beautifully!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have made a few "not favorites" in recent years. And I too am grateful that there are organizations that will take these lonely quilts and share them with others in need. I think I need to do it more often.

lera said...

Oh my word, girl. You are hysterical! "They can't all be my favorite." Too freaking funny.

Anina said...

I like it, but I can see why it's not your favorite.
Finish it and donate it to a charity like Ronald McDonald house.

Karen said...

Some little girl will really LOVE this. Maybe that's why you made it (without knowing at the time). At least its done and will be finished by someone else.

Karen

Home Designs by Amanda said...

I agree with Karen! It will be loved even if it is not the most beautiful quilt in the world...

Julia said...

I know that it may not be to your taste but I have no doubt that some little girl out this will fall in love with is and be so grateful to have something to snuggle with while she sleeps :)

Moneik said...

I love the center, but not crazy about the borders. It will go to a good home and a little girl will love it!

Polka Dot Classic said...

Is a very sweet looking quilt :)
Marta

Kari said...

I'm positive some girl will LOVE that quilt.

Bonnie said...

I agree with Kari, this will be someone's favourite! I love the circles!

Kristine said...

I believe it was the outside border. It overwhelms the rest of the quilt. I like it, but it isn't quite balanced. Even still, I have to agree that someone will still be overjoyed to receive it.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

You know, (if you want my opinion....which of course you may not LOL) if you changed the outer border to something stronger and bolder....like the green or blue from the blocks...this would be stunning!! Just my thoughts : )

Steph said...

It's adorable! Have you heard about Quilts for Kids?

Jennifer said...

It's always great to see someone blog about a project they don't absolutely adore, it makes me feel a lot better that I make stuff that I don't always love. Glad you're donating it-- now it'll go to someone who DOES love it :)

QuiltinMama said...

I can honestly say I'm never happy with what I make, but somewhere, there's a little person who's ecstatic to receive a special something made from the heart.

etta said...

Someone will love it :)

I find curves to be intimidating.

Angie said...

It's really cute and I think that it is awesome that you are going to donate it. Great job. It will have a new home and be loved because you created and donated. ;)

Angie

Live a Colorful Life said...

Some little girl will adore it. Win-win!

Hayleyjo said...

I think it will be PERFECT for some girl. I really like it :)

Hands Sew Full said...

I think it is cute! I make things that don't end up being my favourite too so I know how that feels. Somebody else usually loves them though so I am sure there is a little someone somewhere who will adore it too.
If you are looking for options: http://crafthope.com/2011/05/security-blankets-for-tornado-survivors/

Craft Hope project 13 is collecting blankets for those who were hit by the tornadoes in the southern states.

Linda said...

I think it's really cute! You know me, though, I love the brights and the florals. :)

Suzanne said...

To you it is a practice piece but to someone else it will be a treasure.

Chris said...

Oooh - an opportunity to practice more free motion quilting???

I do love the curved piecing - well done on that.

All the best - Chris

Tara said...

I think the picture does it some justice. Not being able to see the funny prints, which are the reason you're not lovin' it, I think it looks great! And the funny prints are why Abby likes it! 'lol' I'm not really laughing out loud, so i should say 'loti' or laughing on the inside! Drew was home when we got home, so very sorry not to call you back, but I'll do so tomorrow! Hate that guy!

Deb said...

The quilt is adorable even if it's not your style. I'm the same way, these colors are not my preference, maybe it's my dark side, but I like much darker colors. It's still beautiful and there will be someone that really does like it!

FrancisMoore said...

I love that quilt.

Cathy said...

You might not like it but I love it. It's not my colors but as soon as I saw it I went WOW!!! You did a good job. Hugs

Theresa said...

It's so pretty, I am sure someone will really love it! Ugh, curved piecing? Please post a how-to on that... I wouldn't even know where to start!

highpitchedbarking said...

I LOVE this little quilt. This is a pattern I've wanted to try, but being a newbie I haven't dared. I'm glad you persevered. I'm sure some little girl will love it.

Cyndi Frailing Nelson said...

Beautiful quilt! It will find a good home through Margaret's Hope Chest. Great job!!

quirky granola girl said...

i've been working on turning a big quilt top that i don't like into 4 baby quilts finished for donating to charity. this has been sucking up all of my sewing time lately, but it will be so freeing to get it off of my project shelf. thank you for the resource to send less loved quilt tops, to. i may use that next time :)

Maria said...

Pleased you keep on and finished the quilt.
It will put a smile on some little girls face I am sure.

Sharon Pernes said...

I have the same pattern of cut small pieces that I made 1 of and put away. I have since learned a different way to sewmthe pieces together that may help me a bit. You have inspired me to someday make that quilt after all.yours looks great by the way, great job!

Char said...

Great quilt. I just finished a few blocks for Margaret's Hope Chest.

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute CrazyMom -- even if you're not crazy about it. I'm sure some lucky little girl will be thrilled to have a pretty new quilt!

Lijssie said...

It makes your blog so wonderful and even more interesting that you write also about quilts you don't like. So thank you for sharing this with us!

Stacy said...

Thanks for blogging about this quilt! A great quilt blogger shows the good, the bad, and the ugly. Also they show mistakes that they made so that we don't all go make them too. You have once again proven that you are a great quilt blogger!

I like the fabrics in that quilt. The butterflies are cute and I am sure that some little girl will love them. I think it is the lights blending in with the white making some of the circles look like pac-man that turn me off on it. But then again, if I wouldn't have seen so many of your beautiful quilts to compare it to, I would probably love it. I just think that it is not the right quilt for the fabric chosen.

I am glad that you chose to finish it and donate it. That is what I do with my quilts that I don't like much. It is nice to know that I am not the only one that makes quilts that I end up not loving in the end. Thanks again for sharing with us!!!

Clair said...

It reminds me a bit of my bull's eye quilt. I am sure Margaret's Hope Chest would be able to put it to good use.

2ne said...

Love your quilts - beautifull colours :-)

Anonymous said...

I think it is quite pretty. I think we all go through the I don't see why I started "this" project. I have started knitting, sewing and quilting projects, put them away for a long time because I didn't like them, but when I came back to some of them at a later date I actually enjoyed the unwanted project. Some child will love to cuddle with your quilt. Cynthia

ELP said...

I like your quilt, and admire you for willing to give it away... Some little girl will enjoy it and bring her comfort.

diplofam said...

Happy to finish anything you start friend! we just finished a quilt top very similar to that one--perfect for one of our little recipients!

lacy said...

wow, you are really talented, your blog is awesome

denver co accident lawyer said...

Super gorgeous quilt. Cheers for you! =)

audreypawdrey said...

It really is a cute top! I think I have used some of that fabric before for my niece; is some of it strawberry lemonade by moda from a few years back? It is perfect for a little girl!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I think that quilt top is super cute! Any little girl will love it.

Ms. Yingling said...

I'm trying to use up my stash and send a lot of quilt tops to My Very Own Blanket. They also take quilting supplies or fabric that just ne'er spoke to you.

Anonymous said...

I had to chuckle, because as I scrolled down to this, my reaction was that the inside section was just my style, or rather I should say colors. I like the contrast of the plain white with the patterns rather than all patterned shapes.