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Thread: my butt ugly quilt has a purpose!

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    So, I stashed the butt ugly UFO and pulled it out the other day to work on. I'm not going to let this beat me..... so to calm it down, I've decided to do a large middle square of a 24" carpenter's wheel, using calming blues and greens. Then surround it with the scrappy squares I did for the first 3 rows. I think it will work. Future DIL sees it and says- I want it! I love it! Where is it going? I said- to you, because it's ugly and I don't want it. She LOVES it!

    But, I designed it for a double bed, she needs queen. So, rather than add rows of more ugliness---- what would be a good border, keeping in mind this is made from my scraps and stash.

    thanks!

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    Got a picture of it?
    That might help a little!

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    It was posted a while ago. Here it is ............

    I guess I needed to walk away from it because it grows on you. Not enough for me to want it on my bed. :)

    Thanks!

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    I think I would leave as is and tell her it is a sofa quilt......multi color matches everything lol :D

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    Actually I like it ALOT..... I'm into scrappy quilts.

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    I agree with what the others say.

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    Ok, I think you are right - it is UGLY!! BUT - it's a neat scrappy quilt and I would love to have one like it - maybe one day!! :)

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    me too!! :D Its fascinating, I love how your eye is drawn to every different square and fabric, but I am abit biased with crazy quilting at the moment!!

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    How about a French braid with the sashing fabric as cornerstones? There is another thread with fabulous staggering geese today - they are sooooo striking. Take a look-

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/9285.page

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    Looks like you raided MY fabric stash -- I have so many of the same ones. I like it -- each chunk of fabric has it's own story... left over from another quilt, a dressmaking project, a friend's leftover. (I get emotional over my fabric and suffer from "severe cutter's remorse".) How about using a "string strip" down the sides. If you cut the pieces at a bit of an angle it would carry on the "scrappy" look. (I think I would like your fdi. She has a good respect for fabric.)

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    I'm w/your DIL too...I like it! When in doubt on a border always pull from the center...so, if you have anymore of the same scraps...why not scrap it all the way around??(Border)It would be perfect and actually would make a good visual w/your eye too by doing so. You have framed history in fabrics..always a good thing:))Skeat

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    I like it to just yhe way it is.

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    I thought about a strip of scraps as a border, but I'm getting tired of crumb blocks. I think I might try some braids and cobblestones.... that might work......... I'll give it a try. I have to measure the top now and see how wide I need to make it to be a queen size.

    She said to me- if I was sick I would want to curl up under this quilt and not come out. And if Greg was sick too, he'd have to get his own blanket. I'm not sharing.

    She has the flip flop quilt I made her out of scraps and she curls up under it every night.

    I think I will need to find an awesome pattern to make them a wedding quilt.

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    - if I was sick I would want to curl up under this quilt ///That is my basis for all my quilts I make!! It is so true!!Skeat

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    I like it! Scrappy quilts are my favorites. Love how you did the alternate block. I would get lost just looking at all the fun fabrics. "Memories" soundtrack running in the background. LOL!

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    I love it . I know what I can do with all my scraps

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    I like it! How about a black border? Or red?

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    That does grow on you....looks pretty good on this end... Good luck getting the job done.... :D

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    Found the fabrics for the wheel, will cut them out tonight if I have time. Need to do something to the dog- she got too close to a skunk. Not too bad, but I didn't have time this morning to bath her. Have to pick up some tomato juice to dunk her in. Just what I need- a stinky pug!

    Barb

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    Barbm you have a PM about the dog/skunk.

    I think your quilt is fun! It could be a good picnic quilt and one to take to ball games if you dont want to make it large enough for the bed.

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    I can't think what it is call but what about one of those borders where you have rectangles side by side on the long side in a long strip like piano keys without the dark keys though, only I would put rectangle of the dark color every now and then too. It would still have a scrapy look but be simple to piece together and if the rect.s have to be toooo long add another strip of just the black so the key section doesn't have to be so wide. Wish it were possible to draw here so I could make myself better understood. :lol:

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    i think maybe some nice panels ,you already have alot of colors in the qiult ,i like your quilt it looks like a scrap and crazy quilt in to one ,but the way that car on your picture is that your car that is a very cool car ,it,s a girly girl car , im looking for a covair myself you know that little car with the motor in back always what one when i was a teen like fourteen years old , and i alway told myself ,when i grow up im go to buy one ,well got married instead

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    :D we can always count on Moonpi :D :D

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    I think its AWESOME!!! It really is a lot of fun just looking at it!! Anything that can bring a smile to someone's face can never really be ugly!!!

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    I don't think it's ugly at all...very unique...definitely one of a kind!

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