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Monday, November 19, 2012

Debut

Of the ugliest quilt in my collection. This quilt is so ugly, I'm going to have to hope the dogs will use it. Hahaha
But first lets admire the pretty boy posing for his photo.
You wouldn't know it from looking at that photo above, how bad this quilt really is. The seams are all funny. There are puckers where they don't belong. It's a mess!
I tried to take pictures to show you how awful this quilt is but the camera keeps making it look better!
I bet your asking why I continued if it was sew bad.
Well, here's the story. This quilt is on my Guild's UFO list. As you can probably guess there is a goal to finish all your UFOs listed during the year. I started with 15 and this is my 8th completion.
I unpicked, rearranged and almost gave up and threw this quilt away, BUT then I thought, I won't get the credit if I throw this quilt away. And they never said the quilt had to be pretty or even well made.
So I continue all weekend and finished this homely quilt.
This is it laying flat?
IT started out as a 7 by 3ish double wedding ring. After looking at my pieces and looking at the quilt, I decided that I didn't love it as I once did. The colors are no longer my colors and I really just wanted it out of that UFO basket and DONE.
So I unpicked a couple of rows and made new rings till I had a 5 by 4 DWR.
As you can see, the corners are terrible! Somebody please remind me that curves are my nemesis. We do not get along! Even 10 years after I started this quilt, I haven't gotten any better at them.
Even the feathered border doesn't help this quilt.
I appliqued the finished rings onto a plain blue border. I then quilting it all backwards, as in from the outside to the middle. Why? Because I hoped that by having a square border all around would help pull it all together.
It may have helped a bit, but it didn't elevate all it's issues. But again, The camera is making it look good!
I had sore arms from all the pulling and stretching I did while quilting this!
I'm going to keep this quilt as a reminder of what not to do and what pattern to avoid for the rest of my lifetime!
But I finished it and I do feel good about that. Even if it is an eyesore!

So I hope you are all feeling really good about your abilities right now. None of us are perfect and some of us can't do curves, in a quilt that is! I've got too many curves personally!
True confession from Paradise

Take care, Brandie

6 comments:

Jean(ie) said...

There are no ugly quilts. Each one just have different personalities. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! :-)

LynCC said...

hehe :) I think it's AWESOME that you finished this up, flaws and all! Maybe it's not a show quilt, but what a gorgeous picnic quilt!

Donna T said...

I'm glad you finished it. You should use it and be glad it is done! At least you didn't throw it away and waste all that time and money. Dorian is a handsome kitty!

Barb said...

Good for you for finishing. You are right about the camera making it look good!

Lori said...

Woo-Hoo! I would have thrown it away!

Heather said...

Well the camera is making it look wonderful, but I will take your word for it. :-)