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.

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

 

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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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