"Ugly" Fabric Contest quilt

posted by Barbara Lunde
Wed, Dec 29 2010

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Last year our quilt guild had an "ugly" fabric challenge. As we said no fabric is really ugly, but there are some that we have in our stashes that we don't like, can't use, are leftovers, etc. We were each to bring in a yard of fabric for which we had no more use, they were cut into fat quarters that night and then divided up into 4 different bags. Those who had brought in fabric could then go through the line taking a piece of fabric out of each bag, WITHOUT LOOKING, so that we should have four different fat quarters to work with. The challenge was to make something with those fabrics, adding from our stashes as much or as little as we wanted. We could do table runners, lap quilts, wall hangings, whatever we wanted. I got so carried away that mine is large enough for a twin bed. I used up a LOT of my stash, only having to buy some of the white on white fabrics so I could keep going. The pattern came from a magazine, I don't recall which one, but had only four or five of the zigzag rows and they all faced the same way. I made more and turned them in toward each other to get the design I wanted.


Debbie H. wrote re: "Ugly" Fabric quilt
on Wed, Dec 29 2010 8:17 PM

I really like this quilt.  Very stashy.  Love the pattern also.  

Leslie wrote re: "Ugly" Fabric quilt
on Wed, Dec 29 2010 10:22 PM

Barbara, nothing ugly about this quilt. Beautiful

gini wrote re: "Ugly" Fabric quilt
on Thu, Dec 30 2010 12:13 AM

great scrappy quilt

CJ Hines wrote re: "Ugly" Fabric quilt
on Thu, Dec 30 2010 9:37 AM

This is a great scrap quilt--I think using the white just unified the whole thing and there's nothing ugly about it!

mars92 wrote re: "Ugly" Fabric quilt
on Thu, Dec 30 2010 2:55 PM


This is a beautiful quilt-omg-you must change that title, it hurts my feelings--this quilt will have to come to me if you call it the U word. VBG!  : ) See we all agree-It is Beautiful! Marlene

Barbara Lunde wrote re: "Ugly" Fabric Contest quilt
on Thu, Dec 30 2010 5:07 PM

Now, I did not say that my quilt is "Ugly." I did say that our guild had an "Ugly" fabric contest, the object of which was to take someone else's unwanteds and turn them into something wonderful. Hence, the name "Ugly" Fabric quilt, with quotation marks around the word "Ugly." Actually, I'm rather proud of how well my work turned someone else's unwanteds into something terrific! Except for the fact that as a staunch Democrat, I ended up with a fat quarter of fabric that has Republican printed all over it, but I can live with it. Compromise is the name of the game!

sandra wrote re: "Ugly" Fabric Contest quilt
on Thu, Dec 30 2010 10:35 PM

So pretty!

Jerry wrote re: "Ugly" Fabric Contest quilt
on Thu, Dec 30 2010 10:53 PM

I think the fabrics work really well for this pattern! As a matter of fact I've seen this pattern several times with "organized" fabrics and I prefer the scrappy, wild fabrics.

AZ10GRAM@cox.net wrote re: "Ugly" Fabric Contest quilt
on Sat, Jan 8 2011 10:04 PM


I love the pattern and if you could tell the name of the pattern, I would love to get it for my stash.  It's different than any quilt I've tried.  Please try to find the pattern.




gini wrote re: "Ugly" Fabric Contest quilt
on Sun, Jan 16 2011 10:07 PM

deb this looks like a snowball block with the blocks staggered each row    gini

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: "Ugly" Fabric Contest quilt
on Sat, Jun 4 2011 4:54 PM

Nice job Barbara.  You are certainly a talented quilter

Marlene wrote re: "Ugly" Fabric Contest quilt
on Sat, Nov 5 2011 3:24 PM

I love your "ugly" quilt.  The quilting, pattern and fabric is so very pretty.  Thank you for sharing.

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