Friday, October 30, 2009

Flashback Friday -- The "Original" Ugly Quilt

I've written about my ugly quilts before. Well, folks, this is the one that started it all!

I made this one about ten years ago. (Yikes! I can't believe it's been that long!) When I went shopping for fabrics to make this quilt, I had one prerequisite in mind -- they had to be UGLY. I went with mostly golds, greens and browns in the most hideous prints I couild find!

It's a fairly simple pinwheel block, but the instructions I had made it rather complicated with all the cutting. They had me cutting each triangle individually, rather than sewing squares together and cutting. Time-consuming!! Another reason I don't prefer following patterns unless I really know what I am getting into!

This is one of the few quilts I have that my grandmother quilted for me before she passed away. I used to send her a quilt top every month or so, and most of them were given away as gifts. I'm so glad I have a few that she quilted to keep for myself!

I've got a few more ugly quilts in the works -- one is a real TKO that I can't wait to show you -- when it's finally finished! It will leave you reeling......


Anonymous said...

I am working on a quilt top right now that I started years ago. I dont know what I was thinking when I picked out the colors. My daughter seems to like it so it will probably go in her room when its done.

Denise said...

I really dont think it is that bad actually.

Meka said...

Sorry I just not got your commment about my little headband holder. You can post a link on dollar store crafts if you want! Thanks!