Sep 18

“Ugly” fabric, Awesome Quilt

During my remnant buying spree, I stumbled across a series of fabrics where I thought, “Oh, these are 100% cotton!  I’ll get them.  I’ll find a use for them eventually.”

Fabrics like:

Bird Fabric



cottage fabric



flower fabric



paisley rose fabric

Paisley Roses.

No, I did not inherit these from some great aunt of mine.

I bought these.

In the 21st century.

I’m still trying to figure out why.

But, after lots of cutting, and sewing, and ironing,

And cutting, and sewing, and ironing,

scrappy nine patch blocks

and cutting, and sewing, and ironing,

Scrappy Nine patch on pointIt is starting to become a quilt that I am falling in love with.

(Yes, they are actually on point to make them into diamonds instead of squares.)

Lesson learned:

Sometimes if you combine ugly things, you get something really pretty.

Like quilts, and in my case, children 🙂

Speaking of children, my mom is traveling overseas to visit family and is bringing gifts for my cousin who is having twins.  These two quilts are for the twins.  Look familiar?

And their older sister gets a quilt, too, for her own “baby.”

I love making quilts, but I love giving them away a lot more!



  1. sewkatiedid says:

    I love so much about this post. It made me laugh and smile.

  2. Ugly fabric… hahahha!
    Someone told me that if I didn’t like a fabric, it wasn’t cut it into a small enough piece…

  3. gurrbonzo says:

    Amazing! From ugly to awesome…in only 10,000 hours.

    And I’ve seen your kids and they are even cuter than this quilt, which is really saying something.

  4. Becky says:

    I don’t see the wolves and bears in this quilt? Not ugly enough huh? You are amazing, been reading the blog for about an hour now…totally going to face the machine and just start! Love it all!