Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ugly Fabric Quilt

I'm back. Took a little blog break here recently. No good reason either. We have had a spectacular fall, despite the Halloween snow storm, so I have been out and about enjoying that. And I had a mess of medical appointments to deal with. But I have actually been sewing.
If you have some ugly fabric and don't envision ever using it here's a great quilt to put it into. Once it is done no one will be looking at the ugly fabric but will be looking at the overall effect of the prints and solids and how they work together. This is the fabric I was cutting out when I had no power for 5 days. It's just squares and triangles that I cut with my Go fabric cutter.

I have had this flower fabric for a number of years. I think it was a collection of state flowers and I bought a bundle at a store going out of business. Never really liked it but was determined to use it so all there is to this is squares and triangles that make up into a half solid and half print block. It's fun to then play with them on a design board. You don't need all solids either-just fabric that reads as a solid. I love using solids in my quilts lately. I have added a couple of borders since I took this picture so it's done. Just need to piece a back and get quilting. I may try and quilt this one myself.

Here's another quilt I made a number of years ago using the same design but just out of vegetable fabric that time.

I also made a lap quilt for my DIL for her birthday. It's from the Schnibbles Times Two book.

So that's it for now. We continue to have spectacular weather here. Supposed to be in the 60's today. We know that won't last but we'll take it for now.


  1. So great to hear from you! What a great quilt you made with what are supposed to be ugly fabrics. You sure turned them into 'not ugly', Chris. This is real pretty if you ask me. A fun quilt to look at. Enjoyable. And your DIL sure looks happy to have such a pretty quilt, too. You've been very creative with your time. It's nice to see that. :) You're a finisher!!!

  2. I was wondering which you considered the "ugly" fabric. Because it sure is a great quilt. Thanks for a great idea on using up those "Why did I buy that" fabric.

  3. I love it! I've actually been contemplating making a quilt with florals like that because they remind me of the wildflowers in Texas and I miss Texas. Did you use it all or can I buy your scraps? LOL.

  4. With my fabrics all sorted by color, I have a bin of floral prints that don't fit in any color bin. I also have a few tins of what has been cut into squares. At least you know where they came from and that is better than me. I only know I never bought them! Your solution is wonderful and inspiring.

  5. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    Yours, Ulla

  6. Hi Cris , I m a cat lover too , congratulation you work is beautiful.

  7. Greetings from Norway. Such a great idea to use the 'ugly' fabrics! You've inspired me to do the same. BTW, terrific blog!

  8. That quilt is lovely- not ugly in the least!


I pray that risen from the dead,
In glory I will stand,
A crown perhaps upon my head,
And a needle in my hand.