Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What to do, what to do

Many years ago, I made this Sampler quilt. I've only made a couple of samplers, but the fabric from this one seems pretty dated to me.

So what would you do? Would you finish it? Should I change the borders to something solid?? Or just stuff it into the trash? I loved the blocks, just not the fabric so much anymore.

Any suggestions?

15 comments:

Debbie said...

Finish it, machine quilt and bind in matching solid if needed.....it will be a great donation quilt.

Quilting Babcia said...

Whatever you decide, please don't stuff it in the trash. It really is very nice, and I'm quite sure someone would love to have it! If you're really unhappy with it, I'd love to take it off your hands and quilt it for our quilting ministry outreach. We make quilts for a local nursing home as well as a pregnancy counseling center, and others in need of a warm quilty hug, and we would be honored to get this top to a deserving person.

Renea said...

Finish and donate it. I am sure there is someone out there who would love to have a handmade quilt to keep them warm on a cold winter night. Please do not throw it away.

Jo said...

Oh finish it. Never waste it. If you don't like it as a reminder of what you have made donate it. Someone out there will love it....

Rina Mason said...

Finish it up and donate it. Anyone who has illness, lost their home or ran from a bad relationship would love it and the comfort it would bring.

Carol S. said...

You put so much work into it for it to go to waste. Finish it! Keep it, donate it, use it, but don't toss it. :)

Carline said...

I have one in the same colors and I just loved it. In fact I loved it to death and it is now my dog, Maggie's blanket. Overtime I wash it, I think I should relegate it to the trash can. Just finish it and love it!

R & E said...

Yes, I agree Finish It! Many people do not notice "dated" materials. Some woman will love it! How about using it to practice new quilt designs, or try something over the top, or some new border technique? It's a lovely quilt - hey we're all becoming dated! Elaine Adair

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Finish it. If you don't still like it, then donate it. Lots of places to donate it. Someone will love it. I need to pull my sampler out, and finish the last block.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

I agree with the comments to definitely not waste this piece. I would finish it and use on an outdoor chair or maybe on a side table as a cloth. It is part of your history as a quilter. Meanwhile I loved seeing those antique quilts. Thanks for showing them.

margaret said...

do better not put it in the trash it is lovely and yes complete it as if you do not want it once done you can always give to someone else or a charity, would make a great raffle prize

Tammy said...

Finish it for use. It can be a donation quilt. Maybe you know a shut-in who would appreciate having it.

Paulette Voit said...

I would definitely finish it and donate it to a shelter if you don't want it.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Well it's lovely - I would definitely finish it, and if you still don't want it, like everyone else says, donate it!

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

It is a beautiful quilt. Love the blocks.