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I just don't know if I can do it..

I washed the quilt.  I folded it and put it in the box.

I took it out again and did another photoshoot..

I sadly put it in the box again but I'm procrastinating from taping it up and actually driving to the post office..

I gotta fall in love with a new quilt fast and forget about this one.. it's just so hard. 


  1. Hi Jessica it is beautiful I can see how your'e torn! Merry Christmas!

  2. I know how you feel! I made two quilts for my sister and felt (secretly) delighted when I found out that she'd rather have a quilt in a whole different coulor! ;D
    Merry Christmas! Kristin, Sweden

  3. I just love the way you've quilted this!
    P.S. It never gets easy to let the quilts go. After 40 years, I have closets full of them that I just cannot part with. Of those I have given away, I wonder about them as if they were children I gave up for adoption or something! What IS that emotional attachment to our creations? Keep your nerve! xxoo Patty & Bhu

  4. I understand your pain. You CAN and will make more beautiful quilts.

  5. Separation anxiety happens, I know. So common in us quilt-o-philes.
    BTW, I absolutely love your machine quilting!

  6. I'm no help in this department. I would keep it myself, it's just beautiful. I am finishing a quilt I have to part with too, it's not an easy task my friend. If you must, have the hubs box and ship when you are not looking . . . kind of like ripping off a bandaid. ox

  7. I can see why you don't want to tape the box! Great quilt, great quilting! But I am sure that you will be making something equally as beautiful in the near future.

  8. It looks so great, and includes so many memorable scraps. You'll get even more joy from it, knowing that it's appreciated in another's home.

  9. Gorgeous! I would have a hard time parting with it too! But i am sure the receiver will treasure this beauiful quilt forever. Merry Christmas!

  10. heee :) Yeah, I'd have a real hard time sending that one away, too!

  11. oh, jess. i feel your pain! were you able to send it?

    it is just so lovely! i'm so glad you showed photos of it on the bed. i had no idea it was so large.

    i think i need to try my hand at a quilt like this someday. it's so charming!

  12. I have had this "problem" ever since I started quilting. Sometimes I have to just close my eyes, take a deep breath and put that tape on the box.

  13. Well there is no point in giving a gift if you don't love it too.....and this is a gift of love right? You can do it! Everyone appreciates what goes into making and giving a quilt! ( especially us quilters....letting go is the hardest part!)

    Happy sewing and Merry Christmas

  14. I understand why you have a hard time to let go of this one, it's simply gorgeous. But I'm sure the recipient will love it too and that knowledge is always something that makes it easier for me to let go of a beloved quilt! Happy New Year!

  15. I LOVE, I mean LOVE that quilt! That is a log cabin block right?! LOVE it, the colors are amazing!


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