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!