Friday, February 25, 2011

UGLY quilt

This is my ugly quilt.  While I was sewing it up, I wasn't too fond of it. But I put it away to the bottom of my UFO basket. Two and a half years later, I dug it out and laid it down on the floor,hence the odd angles of the picture. This is where I put all my quilts to ponder what to do next to them. It only took a few minutes to decide what to do for the borders and before I knew it, it was done. This quilt is a large full size bed quilt and not quite a queen.  Off to Juliet it went for her to long-arm quilt for me. I can't wait to get it back. I call it my UGLY quilt only because I don't think anyone would choose all these wild patterns and colors for one quilt.

My Friday quilt group is doing a challenge and is due in March.  It is a green and muslin/calico challenge.  I don't like the muslin part of it and am thinking about trying to paint, stencil, dye, or somehow change the look of the muslin.  The piece only has to be 6" X 24" which actually sounds like a table runner to me.  What else will I do with this when it's completed?  I also had a thought about trying the portrait technique and doing the three of us (DH, DS and myself).  The good thing about using the muslin is it's extremely cheap compared to better quilting fabric so if it doesn't turn out it can just go in the bin.  

The next quilt to finish in my UFO basket is this maple leaf wall hanging. These blocks were won 12 years ago when I belonged to a guild group.  Yes, 12 years ago.  After resizing each block I added the sashing strips and will machine quilt it.  There are no outer borders, I just don't think it needs anyting more.  Today I will sandwich and ready it for my machine. My DH didn't like the yellow leaf.  It's the unexpected element and gives it more interest, so it's staying as is.   ;o)

1 comment:

Rich said...

I love the ugly quilt!