With our new ugly fabric, the task was to create a table runner using the fabric as a main focal point in the runner.
At this juncture, many people liked the fabric they drew. But not me! Mine was not even quilt fabric. It was a very thin fabric with the print woven in and the threads sticking out all over the back. I hung my head. "How in the world am I going to incorporate this truly ugly fabric into a nice table runner?"
Well, that was the entire point of this exercise. To see how we can use our stash to allow the colors, prints and textures shine through.
This is my result:
I was so 'mad' at that red fabric, that I didn't want to waste a lot of time on this project. So I simply cut out 3 large squares and then cut the gold and blue fabrics in 5-inch squares to sideline the focal blocks. I chose gold and blue to match the secondary print in the red fabric.
I quilted some fun paisleys in a gold thread. Then I finished it off with a blue binding.
What a surprise this was to me. We don't have our Show And Tell until our September meeting, but I'm anxious to see what the other quilters have created by stitching up their ugly fabrics. After this was all finished, I kept thinking, "Ugly is as ugly does." After all, it's all in the eye of the beholder!
This would be a great mini event for your guild to hold. If you have any questions, just let me know. But it's a very simple concept, and lots of fun!
Quilting with a smile,
Linking up with:
What I Made Monday
Main Crush Monday
Needle and Thread Thursday