Friday, September 5, 2014

A QUESTION!

What do you do when you're working on a quilt you absolutely CAN'T STAND?  Do you power through and finish it or add it to your pile of WIPs, perhaps never to be finished or re-visited at a much later date? This has happened a few times to me in the past few months.  One has moved to the bottom of the pile and the other I decided to power through and finish!  I'll start with the back...
 

 
I love this elephant print. I bought quite a large piece of it awhile back and pieced a matching top! I really wanted to make another quilt using this as the back.  I only had a few small pieces of coordinating prints of tiny turquoise and orange elephants.  Here's the finished quilt...
 
 
I'm really not in love with this, but it has grown on me a tiny bit. It's no secret I love using white in my baby quilts, practical or not, but this is too much white even for me! Perhaps I would have liked it more had I used a different colour instead of the white!  Anyway, I would love to know what you do with your not so loved WIPs.  
Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish It Up Friday!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!
 

16 comments:

  1. I have had this happen to me twice - and they are both still hiding in my sewing room out of sight somewhere. I keep thinking I should finish them, but then never want to dedicate precious sewing time to them haha!

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    1. I know, right!!! Not to mention the $$$ involved in finishing them!

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  2. I think it is adorable-but I also LOVE elephants, chevrons & negative space-so it is right up my alley! (But I understand having a quilt top you thought would be great in your head, but are not in love with it once it is done!)

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    1. Thanks! I think I should just focus on the cute fabric on the back!

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  3. I think it's really nice. Really. I like the front and the back.

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  4. I don't like to use white on baby quilts either, but it looks absolutely awesome!!

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  5. I really like it! The little elephants are so fun.

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  6. They are, aren't they! I love the babies!

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  7. I really like the quilt. With my quilts I don't like, I often just push through but they don't turn out that cute! Sometimes I do set them aside in hopes that some great idea will hit.

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  8. After having worked through (and given away some) 30 UFOs, I really enjoy finishing things. If it is a quilt I don't like as much, then I enjoy the process. I feel so good when I finish things. If it is a quilt I can't stand then I give away the unfinished project. With that said, I must say that I love this quilt, and I don't mind white in baby quilts.

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    1. Oh, thank you! I agree - it really does feel good to finish things!

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  9. I did my first mystery quilt awhile ago and when I found out the main theme was elephants I was't so thrilled with all the detail that had to go into it so it was a huge struggle to finish and in the end it didn't grow on me and has become one of my "to do quilts". I have found it hard to go back to it and actually quilt it. I might warm to it once it is quilted. I think if you really don't like a quilt top or where it is going you should give it away for someone else to love and finish off.

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