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Thread: Pics of "that ugly quilt that I hate"

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    Super Member Eddie's Avatar
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    I actually started this quilt several months ago, and then put it away after I started sewing the finished blocks together. Like all my well laid plans, mine can go astray at times. :) The fabric in this is from the "Louisa" collection by Moda, and was made from a jelly roll. The overall size is 49" x 68".

    As I worked on the quilt, I became sick of the fabric. I just did not like it. And then when I started putting the 8" finished blocks together, I was having a heck of a time getting the points to line up -- I was having to really push, pull, tug, jerk, curse, etc. :shock: :( So I threw it all in a box and it became my first UFO.

    But earlier this week I decided that I had better get busy on some Christmas presents since I have several relatives who are thinking that quilts are going to be under their trees this year. So out came "that ugly quilt that I hate" from the box, and I decided to finish it up. As I was working on it, my oldest daughter came into the room and was looking at it and said "That's pretty, I like it." To which I said something like "I hate this ugly quilt," and thus it's name was born. Now that's it's finished, though, I don't dislike it quite as much. Just glad to be done with it! :D

    [IMG]http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/.../Louisa_01.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/.../Louisa_02.jpg[/IMG]

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    Poor misnomered quilt.......lol

    I am sure there is someone out there who will absolutely love it. Me thinks the colors are way more subdued for what you usually do. Great - you spread your wings. Good job!

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    Quilt Police said it's to ugly for you so I'll just have to take it off your hands and cuddle up....it's cold here today

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    Everyone has those types of quilts at one time or another, then the rest of us can 'ooohhh and aaaahhhh' over the poor orphan. I'm always ready to adopt!

    Glad you were able to finish it. It sure is pretty. What's next on your list?

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    Eddie, I don't think you could make an ugly quilt if you tried! I've admired that line of fabric for a long time, and I'm happy to see it put together into a quilt. I think it's gorgeous! If you don't like it, I'm sure that somebody on your Christmas list will--you finished it, and that's a good thing!

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    Ugly is in the eye of the beholder...but you are sooooo wrong :P

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    Well I love it Eddie! It would be a strange old world if we all had the same tastes though wouldnt it?

    Karen xx

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    I really like it! I'd be happy to have that under the Christmas tree...with MY name on the gift tag. How nice that you were able to pull off what I think is happy ending to the project you disliked. Good lesson for us to try to complete UFOs.

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    It's not ugly at all. Not quite the colors I usually use but we all have different tastes. Glad you got it done. It looks Beautiful!!!

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    It's a quilt that I would like to make
    & be proud to show it off!! :D Now
    that you have finished it, maybe it'll
    grow on you. It's beautiful!!
    :D :D :D :D

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