Monday, October 15, 2012

Cafe Mocha

Oh how I love the way this The Bag Ugly Fabric Quilt Challenge quilt top turned out! It measures 55" x 89" for a California twin bed. I'm so glad Terrie didn't like these fabrics.  Don't the colors and fabrics that someone else didn't like go great with the fugly fabric (cream floral) that I won last year and the brown clearance Thimbleberries fabric that I added? LOVE LOVE LOVE! This pattern is called Cafe Mocha by Amanda Murphy.    

Here are the fabrics I started out with...

I added these and just a couple of mauves/maroons to it...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

What Uglies?

I have not been a very active participant in the Challenge due to a back injury that has side-lined me for many, many months.  I did get two projects done using my uglies and I love both of them. The first,
was this baskets quilt. I had hoped to use all the uglies in it but that's not the direction the top took! I love that I was able to use that border fabric (that I have been hoarding for years) and had just enough for the borders.
I then decided to make another top using the rest of the uglies. Those blocks range from sixteen-inch down to four-inch, and used up the rest of the fabric.
I don't think my kitchen floor shows the tops at their best but I am thrilled I was able to actually bend down to lay them out.
More pictures and info at my blog if you are interested.  It was great sewing and sharing projects with you all! Thanks for organizing this, Suzanne.

Monday, October 1, 2012

From Super ugly, to something that grew on me!! #4

I got it done!! I am sewing on a black binding on this right now. I had received these ugly fabrics. I used the white with black and red stripe on the back. I used the skulls and crossbones in the center of the log cabin blocks and the greens had some orange/burnt orange in them so I used orange from my stash to contrast/compliment the  green ollection including the bugs which were used in the blocks too! I didn't have to buy anything to make this quilt. I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the results! I finished sewing it last week, had company over the weekend to celebrate my birthday which is ironically today!!! I tied the quilt as it will be a baby quilt for someone who has a boy and again the binding is black. Not bad, hu?