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Thread: introducing the world's most ugliest quilt

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    introducing the world's most ugliest quilt

    so i get this fabric in the mail from a good friend of mine, right? and she wants me to make a quilt from it. i'm thinking WOW this is going to be fun!
    then i open up the package and i think ~ are you serious??????
    not that these fabrics are horrid, mind you, im sure they have their place somewhere and someone would LOVE them. but just not together.
    there is christmas, contemporary, this leafy thing, a chevron, and a well, a green. here are the fabrics im given to work with.
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    well i keep sending my friend pictures and she keeps telling me "this looks really good!" with all kinds of enthusiasm. i start thinkin maybe she's got swamp fever or something but i dont want to tell her her cheese slid off the cracker because heck maybe she DOES think this is beautiful and that would be rude. and you know me, ive always got to be politically correct, right?
    so FINALLY when im almost done with it she tells me "that sure is some gosh-awful fabric all put together like that". now i think MY cheese is going to slide off the cracker. this quilt top is so obtrusive to work with i finally had to put it down for a couple of days just to rest my eyes!
    so my friend, bless her little pea pickin heart, decided to put me to the test. she figured if i could come up with something using all of these that i could "make a silk purse from a sow's ear". apparently i passed the test!!
    i have just finished it, took a picture of it, and folded it up where it will remain until it goes out in the mail! want to see the finished product? beauty IS truly in the eye, someone just might love the dickens out of it, and as my son's gf told me today a homeless person would love it! so here she is in all of her naked glory.
    hope you got a giggle! i've had several and i learned a lesson~~speak my mind!~
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    ive laughed myself silly a few times over this~laughter truly is the best medicine in the world! the end!
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    I love it!!! Great work. Was she really testing you? Or did she really think they matched?
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    we'll maybe my cheese fell off my cracker bc i like it a lot...i love mixing different prints up...i tend to like more modern style

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    no it really WAS a test! hurray tealfalcon! you made my day!
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    I have to agree: modern is modern and ugly is as ugy does! It is pretty bad!

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    I've seen worse, much worse.....you did a great job!!

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    not even close ;-)
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    Well...... What can I say but you did the best you could with what you had. Not sure I would have been able to get past the first step once I saw the fabrics.

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    It looks pretty good!
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    Thanks for the laugh....I think I would have had to do some swaps with other fabrics but you pulled it off! Good Job.

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    I liked all those fabric together except the one with the houses. I didn't see how you were going to work it in. By golly, you did it! I love the pattern you used and it totally works!!!! What is the pattern you used?

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    I don't hate it, but it makes my eyes go buggy looking at it. Those chevrons and the red/green octagons make me feel like I have my eyes crossed. Congrats on sewing those together without falling off your chair. I don't think I could've done it.

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    What a friend. LOL I don't know how your eyes survived.
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    I think you did an amazing job with what you had to work with...it turned out really nice!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terri bb View Post
    no it really WAS a test! hurray tealfalcon! you made my day!
    well i am looking at it on my cell phone so maybe it will look different on my laptop lol

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    With the fabrics you were sent, you really created a miracle!!! Nice work, I think it is a very interesting quilt!! Hooray for you!
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    I don't mind it at all!

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    I like it.

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    Tea stain all of it!
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    someone gonna love it

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    Well, I've got to say, I never, ever would have expected it to look that pretty! I was thinking OMG the whole time I'm reading, then scroll down, and WOW! Be proud! And rest your eyes a few days. Great job girl!

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    I like the pattern and you did a really nice job! PC enough? Seriously, it hurts my eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missus Fear View Post
    Tea stain all of it!
    Too funny!!! lol
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    You truly did make the best of what you had. The very BEST was your comment about "her cheese slipping off from her cracker". I'm still laughing! Have never heard that saying before and it is a doozy. Seriously though, you did a very nice job.

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    Not a favorite, but I certainly have seen worse! You really did a nice job!

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