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Thread: Ugly FQ Challenge

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    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
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    I am in an ugly fat quarter challenge. Believe me-, it is ugly! It is a baseball theme with all kinds of baseball stuff printed on it in wild colors. bright yellows, black, browns etc. I would like to make something for the girl although it is a man's theme. Any ideas?

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    Can you post a picture or scan?

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    Here it is.
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    I think I would fussy cut it -- especially the old group photographs, then log cabin around them with blues and yellows and blacks and tans. You could also use the remaining pieces of the fat quarter to make thin log cabin strips. If they are cut up you won't be able to see all the guy stuff that's on them.

    The "picture" blocks could be combined with some REAL old photos from your family to make a "history" quilt.

    Maybe it's enough of an idea to get you (or someone else on the board) thinking...? or started...? :-)

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    I'm really not a big fan of baseball, or those colors either...but I kind of like that fabric in a weird sort of way.. >_>

    No idea what you should do with it, especially if you're trying to make it for a girl. But I'm sure there will be plenty of people with genius ideas!

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    wow...i actually love this fabric and could use it in a quilt I am making...Where did you get it? If you have scraps left over and want to get rid of them, let me know...

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    I like it, too. My DDIL is a baseball nut and would love a quilt made with this. Can you tell us who the manufacturer is? (I noticed the selvage is still on the piece.)

    Quote Originally Posted by katmom54
    wow...i actually love this fabric and could use it in a quilt I am making...Where did you get it? If you have scraps left over and want to get rid of them, let me know...

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    I would try to cut it into pieces as small as possible - so you can't even tell what it started out as. (Can you tell I'm not a fan of the theme?) You could use it with other fabrics with script and writing on them for a sort of writing or story theme.

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    Do a pictoral... Birdcage with PP'ed bird, and line the bottom of the cage with the ugly FQ as newspaper liner

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    how many of the fq do you have? if you have a large amount of them you could cut them into squares and use a pale aqua and browns and golds in diagonal strip blocks around them, or cut them all into squares and then, if you have lots of the fqs you could alternate a solid colors and the fq's. and you can do them on a diagonal. that would be fairly easy and quick to do.

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    Tilladare you are to funny!

    The fabric is from Robert Kaufman "Sports Club" Screen print #6398

    I only have one FQ.

    Thank you for all your ideas.

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    I have the football version of that fabric and will be using it for a quilt for my stepson who loves football. I have yet to figure out exactly how I will use it. I liked it because of its antique look. Oh, well. To each his/her own I guess. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilladare
    Do a pictoral... Birdcage with PP'ed bird, and line the bottom of the cage with the ugly FQ as newspaper liner
    hahah...that's funny! And it would be pretty cool....

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    Ladies, thank you for all your ideas. I think I have made a decision. I am going to make a fabric bowl. I thought this might not be acceptable but after asking around the members thought it to be a great idea. I will post when I get it done.

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    That is a fantastic idea! I want to learn how to make one of those. Another project for my queue.
    Sorcha

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    I actually like that! I have no EARTHLY idea what I'd DO with it, but I like it in a weird and funky sort of way. :lol:

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    This is the final result of mu Ugly FQ Challenge. It is a dinner roll basket. I hope my quilting friend will like it. Next to it is a piece of the UFQ leftover.
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    I love it! I think it looks great. Good job!

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