Is It Time To Throw In The Towel?


I have been working on the back to my umbrella quilt for about a week. It started off OK. Then quickly advanced from OK to bad to worse.

I liked my idea for all of five minutes. But I kept working on it. I refused to give up on my design. In all, I have probably wasted about $30 in fabric. And in time spent (think wasted) calculated at minimum wage, it adds up in the hundreds.

As you know, I wanted an umbrella for the back. One huge giant sized one. I lined up the fabric strips. Hated it!!

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Then I switched to a different setup. Stacked. Staggered like the umbrella. With a mirror image.

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Hated it, too. Hated them all.

Time to concede. Time to say OUT LOUD. This IS NOT working.

OK. Back to the drawing board. I guess I will have to do what I didn’t want to do. Make a trip to JoAnn’s to buy more purple fabric. I was trying to make do. It’s $13 a yard.

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And I will need about 3 yards. 😦

I was hoping to count this quilt as a July finish. Not going to happen. I will sit tight until I receive a 50% off coupon in the mail.

So pretty. Don’t want to spoil it with an ugly back.

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What do you do when you make a quilt back that you are not happy with? Do you continue with it anyway? Do you make a second back?