Ugly Quilt

Is it possible to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear?  So what makes an ugly quilt?  Ugly fabric?  Poor piecing?  Doesn’t lie flat and is crooked?  Yes, this one had it all.  I saw no reason to go to the trouble of making it into a quilt.  Not worth it.IMG_0881

I’m guessing the fabrics are from the 70’s.  At least there’s no double knit!IMG_0880I wasn’t going to do anything with it.  But then I had  to consider that it was hand pieced by my sister-in-law’s grandmother.  It has sentimental value.  So I decided to finish it, add some wide borders (fabric I found in my stash) and make it into a bed quilt for my brother and his wife.  It’s not so bad.  Tops always look better with quilting.


IMG_0917Hope they like it.  But I’m afraid it’s still crooked!



10 thoughts on “Ugly Quilt

  1. you are amazing! That quilt looks so different with quilting. Who wouldn’t like it now.
    Someone put in a lot of hard work in the past with far less tools than any of us today quilters.
    You did the quilt justice.


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