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Thread: Show me you ugly/utility quilts!

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    Super Member Butterflyblue's Avatar
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    I'll go first! I just finished this little quilt (measures about 40" by 40") from the "ugly blocks" left over from a queen size sampler that I'm doing.

    I thought it would be hideous and that I would hate it, but I decided to make the sashing blue instead of black, and that made such a difference. It's still...unusual....but I like it. It's made, front and back, entirely from scraps (even the pieced binding), except for the center panel of the backing, which is home dec yardage someone gave me that I wasn't crazy about.

    As I said, I like this quilt. I have a soft spot in my heart for utility quilts because that is the kind of quilt I grew up with (yes, even the polyester doubleknit ones). I am thinking of giving it to charity, but be honest - is it too ugly to give to charity? It would probably go to the local CASA to be given to a child in foster care.

    Also - I want to see your ugly quilts, or your scrap and utility quilts! The ones you make to be used and abused!
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    I really like the one on top!

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    Your quilt will make somebody happy

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    I think it is cute. is the 2nd pic the back???????

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    I think it would be a rather cheery picnic quilt!

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    It has a nice old-fashioned look to it.

    It certainly looks "good enough to use"

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    Oh, yeah, 2nd pic is the back. Quilted in sections, and the backing for the top and bottom sections are made from my old jeans.

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    Looks ok to me!

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    [/quote]Also - I want to see your ugly quilts, or your scrap and utility quilts! The ones you make to be used and abused![/quote]

    Here's my ugly utility quilt for my own use. The back is from an old bed sheet and old sun faded curtains. The blocks are an accumulation of left over scraps from over 40 years of making clothes for my kids and myself. Sorry, I'm not a photographer!
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    Newby - that's exactly the kind I like. So many fabrics, and each one has a story.

    Is it a log cabin pattern?

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    Also - I want to see your ugly quilts, or your scrap and utility quilts! The ones you make to be used and abused![/quote]

    Here's my ugly utility quilt for my own use. The back is from an old bed sheet and old sun faded curtains. The blocks are an accumulation of left over scraps from over 40 years of making clothes for my kids and myself. Sorry, I'm not a photographer![/quote]

    The picture and the quilt both are great. Love it.

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    Love both of your quilts. They look really cuddly.

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    I hate, hate, HATE this quilt I made. So much so that I gave it away as a Christmas gift. :twisted:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyblue
    Newby - that's exactly the kind I like. So many fabrics, and each one has a story.

    Is it a log cabin pattern?
    Here's the link to the pattern, Crayon Box.
    http://quiltville.com/crayonbox.shtml

    I did it in a quilt as you go method.

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    Eddie, Your quilt is beautiful! Is it that this isn't your style of quilt? I know how you feel, I just made one that is just so ugly to me but the customer liked it.

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    I really hate this quilt that I made waaaaaaaaay back in the late '70s when I was 'into' quilting AND astrology! Probably my first applique and I made my own pattern...
    It's one of those quilts that you love to hate - I don't want it but I can't bring myself to get rid of it or destroy it :hunf: :?
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    I like your quilt, and the other "uglies" on here. I guess it's because I think every quilt has it's purpose.

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    I really like some of these so called ugly quilts. Must be ugly + ugly = pretty darn nice!

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    I love the top one!!

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    Newby, love it!

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    looks ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismomquilts
    Newby, love it!
    thanks

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    Here is my Ugly Quilt. Made for my niece. I HATED the background fabric. Wish I'd chosen something else. It was a struggle just to complete it. Hated it so much I quilted it myself cuz I couldn't see spending money to have it quilted. Still gave it to my niece who loved it....that's all that counts. I promised myself to try again someday...when she's older, then I can use the excuse of updating it to her tastes.
    :)

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    If you need a place to sent your ugly quilts, I'll take them. I love them all. The scrappier the better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatherB Quilting
    Here is my Ugly Quilt. Made for my niece. I HATED the background fabric. Wish I'd chosen something else. It was a struggle just to complete it. Hated it so much I quilted it myself cuz I couldn't see spending money to have it quilted. Still gave it to my niece who loved it....that's all that counts. I promised myself to try again someday...when she's older, then I can use the excuse of updating it to her tastes.
    :)
    Ok...for some reason it didn't like my pic! Here's trying again!

    Ugh...don't even like to look at the pic!
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