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    Super Member MissTreated's Avatar
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    I was rooting through my fabric and ran across this piece. I tried to give it to a friend, she would have no part of it. Can't say that I blame her. It is reeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaallly ugly! I bought it years ago with the intentions of quilting around the hands, using a piece of polar fleece on the reverse side. Never happened.




    So then I was given these two fat quarters, and I thought, "Oh, I guess they don't look so bad with this!"




    Then I was given a very generous gift certificate to the local quilt shop and picked out these to compliment it even further. I have plans, and I'll keep you posted as to the progress. I have a few things in front of it, so it won't be right away.




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    I wouldn't say the fabric is buttugly....it's interesting!
    Not really something I would buy. Ok, I probably would. I buy weird stuff at times.
    Keep us updated on what you "invent"

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    "interesting" is a polite way of saying "ugly." Very interesting would translate to "buttugly." It akin to saying, "he has a nice personality." :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTreated
    "interesting" is a polite way of saying "ugly." Very interesting would translate to "buttugly." It akin to saying, "he has a nice personality." :D

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    But to me, it's NOT ugly. It's interesting. It looks like hands on a pregnant womans belly. Interesting as that is.
    I like the color, it's pretty.
    But, like they say...beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    I for one, don't think it's buttugly or ugly.

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    I think I'll be likin' it better when there isn't so much of it. The colors didn't limit me as much as I thought. And my choices of the stuff I got to go with it pleased me. It'll be cool. Your comparison to hands on a pregnant woman's belly is similar to what I was envisioning, I was thinking hands on the back of a sleeping baby.


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    It's not too bad but it certainly looks better in smaller doses and with the other fabrics you have choosen to go with. Show us what you come up with.

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    I think the combination of fabrics you've chosen to go along with it are perfect! Whatever you do with this, it's going to be smashing. Those are ALL really great fabrics. I like unusual fabrics. I think they lend a lot of interest to any quilt. Even the odd fabrics can be quite beautiful when used right and with the right fabrics to compliment. I can't wait to see what you do with this.

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    When I was weaving, I learned the ugliest fabrics and yarns brightened up a creation amazingly well. I hope it holds true here!!!

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    Oh my gosh, my brain is warped, i thought it was hands on a butt! lol

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    i don't think it's ugly at all. you have also coordinated the others with it beautifully.

    it would be perfect in any baby quilt (parents' loving hands). it would also add a lovely touch to any quilt destined for someone who is grieving, ill or otherwise in need of comfort (gentle, hugging, comforting hands). i hope you use it throughout a quilt, but especially in a border at least 3" wide.

    i'll bet your instincts led you to that fabric through a warm, squishy heart. :wink: :P :P

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