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Thread: Ugliest quilt top!!

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    I don't know what came over me when I made this quilt top but it's the ugliest thing I've ever made!!! I must have had my eyes closed while I was putting it together!! It's so ugly I never finished it and I don't think I ever will!!

    Who else has an ugly quilt they would like to share?!!
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    Is there a picture of it??

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    It's not that bad. Finish it up and donate it. I'm sure that someone along the way will love it!!!

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    When I looked at the quilt I immediately thought of pioneer women and how they may have put together a quilt for their log cabin homes. They used what they had. I do not think of it as ugly, but a historical copy of days gone by. I would finish it and make it into a blanket rather than a quilt to use over a blanket (if you still think it is ugly.) I would use the solid green you have used in the quilt already and then add a wide dark brown border to frame it. I hope you do not give up on this quilt. I like it.

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    I like it. :thumbup:

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    You could always make a cat or dog bed from them. I plan on making a few with my scraps and donating them to the local Animal center.

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    or...how about that twister ruler...I bet that would make it look awesome. I have not tried it but many here have.

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    It's not that bad!! If you don't like it then finish it and donate it to a homeless shelter.

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    I'll share, lol. This is for my boys, and instead of planning, I just picked out lots of 'boy' fabrics and this is how it turned out.

    It's fitting, though, b/c it's loud and scrappy, just like them!
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    Nope that's not ugly either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    It's not that bad. Finish it up and donate it. I'm sure that someone along the way will love it!!!
    That is just what I said when I saw it! On cold winter night many would be thankful to have it. :thumbup:

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    Neither one is ugly. The first one reminds me of my Grandmother's quilts. Lots of good memories cuddling under those.

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    once its quilted it will take on a whole new life. Someone is just gonna love it.

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    Grammynan, I like your "ugly" quilt. If it needs a place to live, I know a really nice person who would love it :) and give it a nice home with loads of cuddles. :)

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    I have a tote I made and an Advent Calendar that are both ugly! The first person that complements me on them will own them!

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    Oh, Jeannejo, they are not ugly at all. I like them.

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    I agree that neither is ugly! The first one reminds me of my great grandmother's quilts that we still have. Functional and practical always won out over pretty anyday at her house! My love of quilts came from one that looks a lot like the first one here. I still love my memories of crawling in that cold bed with all those quilts on me to stay warm. My grandmother who was the greatest person in the world and a little large in my mind would crawl in the old iron bed and we would sink to the middle and she would tell me stories until I fell asleep. They had a wood stove in the main room of the house but not the bedrooms. Ah the good old days. Times were simpler and just easier all around.

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    I had one but can't the the photo from my phone for some reason. Think I'll use it for practice machine quilting. I really need practice and since it is ugly already....Well its perfect to practice on.

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    I'll trade you your ugly one for my ugly one :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    I immediately thought of those pioneer womens quilts when I say yours, a utility quilt which has a charm all of its own. I would definately finish it.I have made similar kinds of quilts which I use as a picnic rug and I keep it in the car.

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    I think quilts are like flowers--it's impossible to make them clash! You did it this way on purpose--that's your story, and you're sticking to it! If you don't like it, go ahead and give it away--somebody will be happy to have it!

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    I'm guessing we all have at least one. I know I do. But not all of us are brave enough to post them. Actually, I don't even know where mine is.

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    So far all the quilts posted on this page are very useful if finished! Homeless people would be so happy to have them! Or on a cold winter night when the electricity goes out you would be happy to pile it on you!! Camping they would be perfect!

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    I will take all your uglies!! They have gotten prettier and prettier.

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    Nope mine is uglier, this is the first quilt I ever made. It was made in three days from scraps of all the projects I had done when I was married to my boys dad. My kids loved it so much they wore it out. I had to store it away and told them they could fight over it when I'm dead.

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