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    Super Member JenniePenny's Avatar
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    Haven't got mine in the mail yet- I'm sure it's there today and is waiting for me. I just have to get home first. Then will definitely share the pic of my new ugly fabric.
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    Tada! My new fabric arrived on Saturday, I definitely got the better end of this deal ... now to find the perfect pattern. I forgot who sent this piece in, but she is from PA - the fabric and bag are upstairs, I'm down in the girl cave, so forgive me for not remembering, but I really like this fabric, it has some of my colors in it, so I have LOTS of things to go with it. Yay!!! And for whoever got my ugly piece of fabric, I'm REALLY sorry
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    I got my fabric too! And I am thrilled with it! No joke --- I love it! I have an affinity for striped fabrics--- I see possibilities with them that involve mitered corners. I've based three full size quilts around striped fabrics - my avatar pic is one of them. I actually have a small sign in my sewing room that says 'Give me more stripes"
    So I squealed with delight when I opened my package.

    I've been planning and plotting my quilt already with as much excitement as a school girl planning her prom.
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    Neither of those look too "ugly" to me! (I'll keep my yellow calico, though! LOL!)

    Funny how we've all gotten something we actually liked ... so far anyway.

    Edit: Let's do this again!
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    JennyPenny---
    that looks like the ugly fabric I sent in--i really didnt think it was all that ugly--just design challenged. I was thinking it looked like logs---will be looking forward to see what you do with it. Enjoy!

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    Thank you everyone for taking pictures of your ugly's and posting them. I am hoping that my son gets to come home this week. It's a very long story but he will be better in the end. It might take me a short bit to get to mine but please be patient. That quilt with the yellow is absolutely beautiful and showcased wonderfully.
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    Ugly Pie... So very sad..

    So I tried to decide what to make with my ugly fabric. The print looks like a whole bunch of really tiny cherrys in my humble opinion. So the lil light bulb in my head remembered some paper pieced pie patterns I had tucked away. I was very pleased with the way my Pies turned out.. my problems started as I tried to find fabrics to go with my ugly fabric. After auditioning fabrics from my stash I found a yellow that didnt look too bad. I used all of the ugly fabric in the framing and as the backing for my project. I then machine quilted it I was happy with the way the machine quilting went. Then I was trying to figure out what color to use for the binding. I have most FQ's in my stash so hubby and I went to JoAnn's with the "Ugly Pie Wall Hanging" to find a suitable binding. I was thinking a light brown maybe.. My husband liked the yellow you see. I have it tacked on only at the moment.. Im not convinced. Hubby has fallen in love with this Pie project and wants to hang them in the kitchen. At this point Im just saying UGH!! So if anyone has suggestions on colors for the binding I would be greatful. I had also tried a white binding and it was UGH! As well. Help Help... Im losing the battle with this ugly fabric project
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    Just my opinion, but I think the yellow is a bit too bright. ( Sorry to your husband. ) I was wondering what it would look like with the binding made out of the pie crust fabric?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug View Post
    Just my opinion, but I think the yellow is a bit too bright. ( Sorry to your husband. ) I was wondering what it would look like with the binding made out of the pie crust fabric?
    I only had those few small pieces of the pie crust fabric. I think it would of been a good match if I could of found more or a close match to it. The pieces were left over from a kit I bought. So do you think maybe a lighter brown for the binding...or the tonal lite brown I used for the background of the PP Pie??? I think I could get more of that fabric.
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Size:  65.8 KBthe print fabric is my " ugly fabric" that I received. The blue and yellow pieces are the fabric I'm adding to it to make my quilt. My daughter said the print reminded her of Tornadoes. I looked through a lot of my quilt magazines to find a pattern I liked that I thought would go with this material. In one very old issue I found a WIZARD OF OZ quilt with patterns for embroidered blocks of Dorothy,Toto,The Witch, Tinman,Scarecrow,Lion,Munchkin,Wizard, and Emerald City. I will be embroidering them on 8" blocks of the blue fabric, add sashings of the yellow brick road and frame with my "tornado" fabric. Finished size to be roughly 40 x 40 "--perfect size for baby quilt to welcome Olivia Elizabeth, my first great granddaughter due in August

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    I only had those few small pieces of the pie crust fabric. I think it would of been a good match if I could of found more or a close match to it. The pieces were left over from a kit I bought. So do you think maybe a lighter brown for the binding...or the tonal lite brown I used for the background of the PP Pie??? I think I could get more of that fabric.
    Yes, I would try the background fabric if you can find it. That is one of the ones I was thinking about, I just thought the other would be a bit better, but the background might be just the one. I never know until I lay a piece of it next to the quilt.

    By the way, I forgot to tell you that I really like the quilt you made. It's cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roseirish48 View Post
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Size:  65.8 KBthe print fabric is my " ugly fabric" that I received. The blue and yellow pieces are the fabric I'm adding to it to make my quilt. My daughter said the print reminded her of Tornadoes. I looked through a lot of my quilt magazines to find a pattern I liked that I thought would go with this material. In one very old issue I found a WIZARD OF OZ quilt with patterns for embroidered blocks of Dorothy,Toto,The Witch, Tinman,Scarecrow,Lion,Munchkin,Wizard, and Emerald City. I will be embroidering them on 8" blocks of the blue fabric, add sashings of the yellow brick road and frame with my "tornado" fabric. Finished size to be roughly 40 x 40 "--perfect size for baby quilt to welcome Olivia Elizabeth, my first great granddaughter due in August
    That sounds so beautiful. That was the ugly fabric I sent in. If you need more let me know. It was fabric that was given to me. I think I have another larger piece that is a lil less than a yard. Congrats on the future arrival of your first great granddaughter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maine ladybug View Post
    Yes, I would try the background fabric if you can find it. That is one of the ones I was thinking about, I just thought the other would be a bit better, but the background might be just the one. I never know until I lay a piece of it next to the quilt.

    By the way, I forgot to tell you that I really like the quilt you made. It's cute.
    Thanks LadyBug,

    I forgot that the project was suppose to be 40 x 40" oops Im sorry ladies I goofed on that one. Doh!!! well I will work on the binding problem today and hopefully the next picture I take for you will be of it hanging in my kitchen.
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    Jenniky,
    Your pie wall-hanging is totally adorable! How creative and fun!
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    Moonrise - I love what you did with my yellow calico! It looks great. I really didn't think it was ugly so much as just nothing I had seemed to work well with it. You found its perfect spot to shine.
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    Got home last night after being gone nearly a week. Love my "ugly". In fact it was one of three I could see fitting right in with something in my stash. Sorry no pic today, but it was posted earlier - a sort of African print - bright colors in geometric designs creating stripes. Will have to wait awhile to get started on it though as other priorities beckon just now.
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    Had a great visit with my Son and his family for Easter. Enjoyed the train ride, but always glad to be back home to my hubby and cats and sewing room! I am posting a picture of my "Ugly" fabric, I have a great project for it! And I think it will turn into a swan, like all fabric should end up!
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    The Fabric I received. I really like it!
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    Pretty wonderful.....i love ugly!

    I love my ugly fabric....i am so lucky!

    Since i crazy quilt...trust me, i can easily use this ugly fabric and make a wonderful quilt

    for myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Look at the red and the purple.....and that black!!!!!!! So cool!

    I got the best ugly!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I took a picture, but can not figure out how to post it.....
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    This is so much fun! I really am amazed that most of us have said we love our new fabric.
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    I'm working on mine...I am using the same pattern moonrise did, but without the help of a cutie-patootie! Unless she wants to loan me hers, its going to take me a little longer. And my fabric IS ugly and I don't love it! When I am done...its still going to be ugly! But its going to be in a quilt!

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    Found the perfect fabrics in my stash to go with my "ugly"
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    Mom-6 Nice Southwestern colors...
    Have an awesome day!

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    Haven't seen an ugly fabric yet - in fact, I wish I had at least a yard or two of each one of them! Makes me feel REALLY bad about the ugly I sent it, it is truly UGLY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MdmSew'n'Sew View Post
    Haven't seen an ugly fabric yet - in fact, I wish I had at least a yard or two of each one of them! Makes me feel REALLY bad about the ugly I sent it, it is truly UGLY!
    Bet its not as ugly as the one I sent!

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