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Thread: There really are ugly quilts

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    I've always told the ladies in my quilting group there is no such thing as an ugly quilt cause we all have different taste. Today I realized I was wrong. I usually start a quilt with a pattern in mind but I'm trying to make a quilt for one of the firemen quilts requested on the board. I changed it 3 times and again had to stop and realized this really is ugly. Ugly quilts do exist. Oh well thought I'd share. Back to the drawing board before all my masculine fabric is wasted.
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    love the koi, needs some quilting and it'll be great

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    Personally, I don't think it is ugly. If it is quilted right, it could be amazing!

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    You call that UGLY??? Not me! Maybe the border could be a little more matchy, but there is nothing the matter with it!

    By the time someone gets it, who cares! They will just be happy to have something personal.....

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    Firemen like fish right???? nothing ugly about this.

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    I too have given quilts to my LA quilter & said, This is an ugly quilt. I'm hoping you can help it.'. She came thru. Quilting will help. Personally I like this beginning.

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    Love the top. With the right quilting this will be beautiful.

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    It's the outer border-color mostly. You could tie it in to the quilt a bit more by appliqueing another fish in the blank area outside the box--like it escaped!

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    That is really neat quilt and once it is quilted it will look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhillslady
    I've always told the ladies in my quilting group there is no such thing as an ugly quilt cause we all have different taste. Today I realized I was wrong. I usually start a quilt with a pattern in mind but I'm trying to make a quilt for one of the firemen quilts requested on the board. I changed it 3 times and again had to stop and realized this really is ugly. Ugly quilts do exist. Oh well thought I'd share. Back to the drawing board before all my masculine fabric is wasted.
    Now, I honestly don't see one ugly thing about that quilt! I think you were right to tell the ladies there is no such thing as an ugly quilt. It is all in the eyes of the beholder, and this beholder thinks your quilt is pretty and obviously well made. When it is quilted, you may even change your mind......be proud! :)

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    I think it looks great!

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    You're right ... ugly is in the eye of the beholder ... I think the quilt is great. I have family quilts made by my great grandmother, grandmother, and my mother-in-law. My great grandmother's quilts are absolute works of art. But my grandmother's and mother-in-law's quilts were obviously made from whatever fabric was available. My great grandmother had more resources available to her. My grandmother and mother-in-law made quilts to keep their families warm in cold weather. To me they are all BEAUTIFUL.

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    Turn it 90 to the right so the fish are swimming in a more normal direction and see what you think. I'd change the outer border to a color that is included within the center - probably one of the colors within the golden koi since that would blend best with the creamy background. But it's not ugly at all.

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    I don/t see anything ugly about it.

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    Not at all ugly! If you must change something, I would change the outer border to a batik or marble (like the purple) that compliments the koi. More of the same purple would be fine if you have any. Fabulous quilting in the neutral areas will make this stunning.

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    It's only problem is there's nothing in those large triangular areas. You need a little embroidery, applique or quilting there so they wouldn't be so barren.

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    Where is the picture of the ugly quilt? It surely can't be this beautiful koi quilt. I really like it.

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    This is a very nice looking quilt. Keep going and quilt it and I think you may surprise yourself (smile). Thank you for sharing.

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    Sorry, i don't think it is ugly at all, would be good for a man that likes to fish...... :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I love it, and I bet the fireman who gets it will too!

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    I don't think it's ugly. Personally, I would use the plain off setting triangles as opportunities to have more fun with FMQ, but that's just me, I guess.

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    This quilt is not ugly. It sure would look good with some appliqued long leaf water looking plants. Kind of like this in the bottom corners on the light fabric. The leaves could overlap onto the edge of the focal center square.
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    Noooo not ugly! I'd love a quilt like that! Reminds me of my moms koi pond!

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    Quilt it in purple and the gold and it will be gorgeous!

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    Sorry - not ugly!!

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