Monday, March 30, 2009

Ugly Fabric Challenge

Ugly Fabric

Our local quilt store hosted an "Ugly Fabric Contest". They had 6 different bags of "ugly" fabric sets (1 yard of the "ugly" fabric and 4 coordinating fat quarters). My ugly fabric was the brown and teal paisley. I didn't think it was ugly at all, but the some of the matching fat quarters I didn't like. I didn't know what to make and asked several people for their opinions. Kira referred me to Freda's Hive, where I found this umbrella pattern. I thought it was perfect for my fabrics I had, so this is the finished project! Finished size is 31 x 33

"Welcome Spring"

It's hard to tell from the picture, but in the teal it says "Welcome Spring". Here's a closeup of the word spring.

Here's a closeup of the quilting. I didn't quilt it myself, but I'm taking a class to learn how. I love the pattern she quilted!

Here's a closeup of the umbrella part and the quilting.

And finally, the back of the quilt. I think it turned out pretty nice for my first "real" quilt :)

The finished projects will be on display at Quiltique from April 1st to April 29th. The project that gets the most votes from customers during this time will be the winner. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping I win!! Make sure you go to Quiltique and vote for me!!!