Ugly Fat Quarter Fabric Quilt 2

One was not enough….

2-DSCN8077Well, that is not true. One was enough. But I had lots of 1/2 square triangles cut and pieced and I didn’t want them to go to waste. So here is a second quilt. Ugly Quilt 2 Finish

I’m amazed at how when you take a step back you can see the variations in fabrics.

It is 39 1/2 x 51. Here are close-ups.

I did a wave stitch in the black diamond frames:Ugly Quilt 2 Diamond closupAnd a curling ribbon in the center squares, this is on the back as it is easier to see. Ugly Quilt 2 back closeupI’ve been asked why I would work with ugly fabrics. One, not everyone thinks they are ugly. Two, I could use up fabric I have had for years. Three, I could play with design and not fret about using “good” (again that is defined individually) fabric. Finally, four, I could practice long arm designs. It’s all a win win for me.

I learned I didn’t like using black as the background/neutral fabric. In this case I thought it would help show off the fabrics more. I suppose in that regard I was successful, but it’s too dark for me.

I learned that I really like the combination of blocks that I used for the top quilt and I think I may want to try it again with different fabrics.

I learned that I don’t like stitching in the ditch on my long arm machine anymore than I do on my domestic machine.

I learned that while meandering is quick and easy it is boring. The wave stitch takes some practice and the curling ribbon is very forgiving.

Finally, I learned that I don’t have to like every quilt I make, and that is okay.

Sewing, testing, and learning on the Journey, Jackie

  • Stephanie Boon

    I love the top one Jackie, so much movement! And whilst you may not have enjoyed the quilting, it looks wonderful 🙂

    • Jackie

      Thanks Stephanie for stopping by. I was going for movement so I’m glad that comes across. I’m considering doing it in different colors.

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  • Tami D

    I have really been enjoying your blog! I think I found you on one of the Linky parties. Now, my phone tells me (because of Google) when you have updated, and I really look forward to reading when I have a few minutes. I like to see your grandchildren s projects, and I livedykhr bts of wisdom about ugly quilts in this post! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jackie

      Hi Tami,

      I’m glad you stopped by and stayed!

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