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Date: 2/18/13 1:25 PM

As I was posting some of my projects and a UFO. I started thinking about quilting projects I started in good faith. Thought I loved the pattern and then just did not interest me. Most of the time it's projects I made up so not too big a loss. But the one below. I spent a small fortune on fabric as it was one you have to have everything in the beginning as the way the blocks were put together.

Chaos

And indeed it was. Don't know what I was thinking. I don't like bold colors like that all together. Would go with nothing in my house. It was a lot of work. I do think it would be beautiful in pastel colors, grey in place of black, batiks, umm thinking, NO.

So what are some of your projects that never made the light of day?

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Date: 2/18/13 1:35 PM

My brain learns by doing; I can't just "see" it. (Thankfully once I get it, it tends to stick.)

When I saw the quilt you linked to, I remembered a suede jacket I bought in high school. Remember the suede jackets with all the fringe back in the hippie hey days?

The first time I wore it, I felt like I was in a costume. I couldn't even see it in the fitting room. It was quickly cast off and I started learning that my style is classic. I never feel right in anything too dramatic.

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Date: 2/18/13 1:53 PM

OT
Oh yes the clothes in high school. We thought we were something. When I went to school in the 70's almost anything was in but me and my friends usual attire were jeans, earth shoes, and flannel shirts or sweaters (pretty ones of course) and the boys wore basically the same things. Although they wore mostly those green army jackets and denim jackets. Remember the suede jackets with the sheepskin trims? Oh and let's not forget the peanut pants, pants so low, well I won't say with the wide belts. I've seen 70's fashion copied so much since it was in it isn't funny.

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Date: 2/18/13 2:00 PM

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I've seen 70's fashion copied so much since it was in it isn't funny.

I don't know why, but for some reason BAD fashion just will not go away.

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Date: 2/18/13 2:07 PM

lol. I know those earth shoes were God awful ugly. But also back then didn't have kids getting robbed for their shoes or jackets.

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Date: 2/18/13 4:46 PM

I don't have any. I am definitely going to finish my 43,891 UFOs. Yes. All of them. I promise. Definitely. If not tomorrow, then the day after. Absolutely, positively. Without any doubt. Completely.

Ask me again in six months, they will all be done. Never fear.

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Date: 2/18/13 5:18 PM


I don't think sewwolf was talking about all your papercraft projects ..
I will never finish anything pre 90s.. as I no longer like the styles.. or the colors.. in the trash they go..

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Date: 2/18/13 8:32 PM

Maybe I'll find that church group website that will take ANY UFO and we can all send them off to get them out of our houses and eye sight!

LMAO or send them to Barb with her other 4,878 she WILL finish

Because I only began to learn to quilt in November it's not too horrible yet!

I do have a quilt4kids I used my stash fabric on and tried a new idea - To spider web the sashing *thinking* it would look cool - where it worked it does look pretty cool, but only where it worked.. got 1 wild seam I can NOT figure out how to tame -- so it sits.

How do you force yourself to get back to something gone wrong?


Seriously need to find that website again to get a few out of my sight!

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Date: 2/19/13 10:17 AM

I pulled out all my quilting patterns I've brought, not many about 10 or so. 6 of them being wolf designs. But I started looking at the Chaos one again and thinking of it in pastels with gray replacing black and I thought it might a a worthy project. I spent quite a lot of money on the fabric for that as I still had the receipt, and I couldn't find it last night. I can't see myself dumping that much fabric so it must be somewhere. But it's from 2007 so who knows. That's the one issue with it you need like 6 fabrics and you need them all at once. So a pricey project. The pattern is actually a small book.

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Date: 2/20/13 5:02 AM

Good for you!!!

Fabric back then was so much cheaper than now, so if it was A LOT it is worth doing up.

Tonight I began going through my UFO's... uh more than I thought -- just need a tag on this one (quilt labels came in after some were done), and other's I do want to get to now -- Now that Easy Street is DONE!

I'm ready to tackle a few more of mine :-) Way to go quiltingwolf, I hope you can find it and have stash to do it the way you want to.

:-Debbie

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