Monday, September 19, 2011

Ugly Challenge

Several months ago our Material Girl's Quilt Guild had an ugly fat quarter exchange.  Anyone that wanted to participate put an ugly fat quarter from their stash into a brown paper bag with their name on it.  We then drew a bag and over the next several months sewed or planned what we would do with this fq to be revealed at our September meeting.
I had a really hard time with mine.  Trying to find a match with fabrics and changing my mind several (hundred) times as to what I would make.  Then I discovered Brady Bunch fabric and wahlah...I found a match.


You can see the ugly fat quarter in the foreground.  I love this Sprocket pillow pattern found here.  Then I found this darling little pincushion pattern over at Karen's Tool Time Tuesdays. Simple and fast!


Thank you, Mary, for taking these pictures for me after receiving your gifts!  I completely forgot and was really bummed about it.....another senior moment!
We also had our mystery quilt reveal....I will share those pictures next time.

10 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Great makes with the not so ugly fabric

Jayne said...

My most recent blog post is about ugly, also -- not a fabric, but a quilt I am not happy with...check it out at Jayne's Quilting Room!
I like how your ugly fat quarter looks in the projects - gives them a shot of sunshine!
Jayne

Terry said...

Great pillow and pincushion! It's not ugly anymore! :0)

Barb said...

Oh, it is amazing how one ugly piece can turn into beauty with the right fabrics...love it!!

Tudy said...

Surpising how and ugly fabric is not ugly when matched with the right ones. Very nice.

Jennifer said...

What a fun idea! Although I must say I don't think that fabric is too ugly.....beauty (and ugliness) are definitely in the eye of the beholder, aren't they?

Linda said...

A friend of mine once told me you really need some ugly fabric in a project to make the other fabrics pop! You did it! Love the pattern too.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

It came out so pretty! Great job!

Maria said...

Beautiful gifts you made out of the NOT so ugly fabric.

Stephanie said...

Amazing how what you think is an ugly duckling really turns out to be a beautiful swan. Such a fun and fabulous pillow and sweet little pincushion.