Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday - fugly edition

In honor of the Fugly Fabric Giveaway hosted by Charm About You (click here to find MY offerings!) I decided to whip out my fugly WIPs.

No, I don't ever intend to finish them. Don't worry.

Up first is, literally, a mishmash of all the ugliest fabrics that came in a fat quarter lot (which I got ridiculously cheap, I can't imagine why!?!?) on eBay. Note my terrible attempts at HSTs, back when I didn't realize that using an iron that was too hot would screw up fabric and before I knew what squaring up a HST was.

Keep in mind, also, that this was started about a year ago! What a long way I've come (I hope, anyway). Overall it's roughly, um...lap sized. If you have a lap that needs to be covered by something fugly.

Don't those fruits look delicious? Not. Also note my failure to follow my own made up pattern.

Then there's this. I'm not sure what it is. It's maybe a bit bigger than mini sized, and this was fabric from a lot of 3" charm squares, also from eBay. Not sure what I was thinking here, either, but I do like some of the combinations...

Like the one on the left here. The one on the right? Chunks of dalmations and cat bodies. No idea.

Just to reassure you, no,  I have no intention of finishing either of them...though I'm not sure what I will do. They're sort of quilt tops, and they definitely demonstrate my learning process! Any ideas what i should do??


  1. rofl! thank you for sharing these!!

  2. You could practice free motion quilting on them....they'd make great blankets for the local animal shelter.

  3. Cindy's comment is a good idea - I have half a quilt top from years ago when I had no idea what I was doing, and the fabrics are no longer appealing to me (i.e. fugly)

  4. Haha! Our local quilt guild is making a fugly quilt using fabrics from a fugly swap.
    I agree using it for free motion practice. It's always nice to see where you've come from!

  5. oh my gosh, too funny! A lap covered by something fugly... hahahaha!!
    And I think you've come a long way baby!!