When I told her so, she laughed and laughed...it sounded a lot like, "hahahaMUUUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!"
We put the worst fabrics imaginable into brown paper bags, piled them together and stirred. Then it was luck of the draw.
The one I drew was not the ugliest fabric in the batch, but it was darn close!
First, I'll give you a peek at my work in progress, and then I'll show you the "before" of the ugly fabric so you can feel sorry for me.
Did you pick it out?
(ha! Maybe not!!! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!)
Well, here it is, in all it's glory.
The damn thing looks different in every light, but it is consistently ugly. I considered the background colour with the hope of finding it some friends.
I thought an inspiration photo might help, too.
There was nothing to do but pull fabrics and start chopping!
A free-form quilt was the only solution I could see.
Rayna Gillman says, "No matter how ugly the fabric, it will work when cut into small enough pieces." Perfect!
Jean Wells says that dull colours always make the rest sing. Also, perfect!
I've relied heavily on my inspiration photo, reminding myself to stay the course. It would have been so easy to veer off and make a muddled mess!
As of this evening, the top is complete. You can see the corner of it, below - you'll get to see the whole thing when it's quilted and done!
My January goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes 2015 is to complete this challenge.
Lots of people are reviewing their 2014 finishes, but I'd simply like to show
My final project of 2014:
Inspired by a little painting I'd made earlier in the year, I stitched a barbed wire fence onto a leftover, wintery looking strip set.
I changed the top fabric of the strip set (because - yuck), and added a bow to transform the wire coil into a wreath. A cheeky bird added a bit of cheer.
A seasonal hashtag (the bird is tweeting - ha!) and zigzagged edges completed the picture.
Yep, that's my big ole finger in the photo. I had great light, though!
Linking up with:
A Lovely Year of Finishes (2015), at Fiber of All Sorts & Sew BitterSweet Designs
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