Sew Many Projects, So Little Time

This is showcase of my projects in various stages.

Ugly Fabric Block Challenge Oregon 2013

Please vote for your favourite block by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page (indicate the number of the block.) It may take a while for your post to show up. Voters' names will be entered in a drawing for a quilting calendar.  VOTING IS CLOSED.


Here is the fabric we all started with:


Here are the blocks.

1: Kris


2: Marge P


3: Donna B


4: Jacy


5: Diana


6: Darlene (2 Many Horses)


7: Judy T


8: Karla


9: MNNancy


10: Robin


11: MNDeb


12: Jan


13: Patti


14: Debbie


15: Patty Mc


16: Nana


17: Gini


Bonita said:

Hi Kris, I was torn between two and finily chose #3.


# October 16, 2013 5:34 PM

Agnes said:

Hi Kris--#17 is my favorite.

# October 16, 2013 5:57 PM

chocake2 said:

DD said she likes #13

Ds1 Said he'd choose # 10

Jr likes #1 because he loves the hair/hat.

and me? I think I'll go with #2. The greens really make that pink pop.

# October 16, 2013 5:59 PM

Joan L. said:

I would have to vote for #1 for the humor. Looks like a chickens head on a girls body.

# October 16, 2013 6:08 PM

Diana said:

I really love #1.  

# October 16, 2013 6:33 PM

Angele said:

I like #13. Actually there were three that I liked and since I couldn't go inee menee minee mo, that is what is my final answer. I love your work ladies!

# October 16, 2013 6:43 PM

Bev said:

They are all beautiful blocks but I will vote for # 1 because it just made me smile.

# October 16, 2013 6:54 PM

Leslie said:

Hi Kris,  my favorite is #4

# October 16, 2013 7:22 PM

Susan said:

Good Job Everyone but #3 is my favorite, it is so original and cute.

# October 16, 2013 7:37 PM

Heather said:

They are all so nice but #1 is my favorite.

# October 16, 2013 7:43 PM

Heather said:

They are all so nice but #1 is my favorite.

# October 16, 2013 7:44 PM

Wendy said:

I'm torn between 3 and 17.

I am going to pick #3

# October 16, 2013 7:44 PM

Elaine Phillips said:

Kris, I have to vote for #1. It brought a smile to my face.

# October 16, 2013 8:00 PM

Melissa Halpain said:

I hope my vote is in time. I vote for 15. The brown seems to tone down the bright pink a little. You all are so talented.

# October 16, 2013 8:08 PM

Pat Lancaster said:

Everyone did a great job of using the ugly fabric. I had a hard time narrowing it down as I liked several. I finally decided that I had to vote for #17, the cute sailboat.

# October 16, 2013 8:20 PM

Cindy said:

#2 is my favorite

# October 16, 2013 9:08 PM

Cheryl Pace said:

I personally liked both 13 and 17, as I feel they used the ugly fabric to great advantage, but all the ideas were probably better than I would have come up with!  This is one ugly fabric!  

# October 16, 2013 9:23 PM

Carol said:

My favorite is #3 - thanks, Kris. Carolml

# October 16, 2013 10:14 PM

Debbie-do said:

#1 is my favorite!  #12 is in second place.  

# October 16, 2013 10:36 PM

Christine said:

I have too many that I like each for there own reasons.  But okay if only one I vote for # 2.

# October 16, 2013 10:37 PM

Frances said:

Kris, I have no idea if im in time or not Eastern/western time means nothing to me, so if im in time i like No. 6. but they are all great.

lots of love


# October 16, 2013 11:15 PM

SoBuzy said:

1 or 3 or 13!!!!! I really like 13..... It was just as creative as the other 2 but I don't think it was ugly. I'd use that block. Now down to 1 and 3......that's a toss up but I'm going with 3!! Only because it is appropriate for the time of year! But, ladies lets NOT do this in Branson!! You guys are tooooooo creative!  And those quilts everyone is showing........WOW! Amazing! This looks like a grand retreat!!!

# October 17, 2013 1:17 AM

Carol from Pittsburgh said:

Number 17 for sure! For sentimental reasons too lengthy to explain here, sailboats always win for me! Anyway, I just love the simplicity of it and the pieces are so nicely done.

# October 17, 2013 5:32 AM

Mimi said:

Hi Kris, and all others.  Everyone did a great job on this activity but I really like #13 because of how well the colors are balanced and the use of the "ugly fabric."  It's cut small enough that it's no longer ugly.

# October 17, 2013 5:42 AM

MaxNTopeka said:

I like Number 2. They are ALL great and the creative juices must have really been flowing! I hope that fabric has been retired.

# October 17, 2013 9:03 AM

Marie said:

No fair, I liked all of them for different reasons but............  

This is soooo hard but.......#13

# October 17, 2013 10:08 AM

erindipity said:

WOW...this is hard!  #2 is my choice

# October 17, 2013 12:01 PM

Marlabartlett60 said:

Number 4 is my favorite! But really they are all lovely!  

# October 17, 2013 1:09 PM

Jenia said:

I live 7 and 11 and think these two could be used together in a quilt.  If you need it nailed down I'd have to say 7.

# October 17, 2013 1:32 PM

Quiltless said:

This proves there is no such thing as an ugly fabric -- in the hands of creative quilters.  

Very tough choice amongst all of them.

I voted for 14.

# October 17, 2013 2:01 PM

Maggie aka Grandma Sunshine said:

I vote 17 Kris

# October 17, 2013 7:59 PM

Kris said:

Thank you everyone for your votes. VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. The winner is number one with 12 votes.

# October 17, 2013 8:08 PM

Laura Marx said:

I think this is a great example of how many talents and creative ideas can come from the same starting point! All the blocks are great! I'm glad I missed the voting because it would have been very difficult to pick any out that I didn't love!

# November 25, 2013 11:15 PM