Sunday, June 05, 2011

The UgliQuilt

So, it's Sunday night and I spent the better part all of this past weekend marking. And there's more coming like an avalanche tomorrow because it's the last day for my grade 12 students to hand in work and write tests. Gee, I can't wait. And then next week brings the deadline for my grade 11 students which means more hastily-done work being handed in at the last minute and yet another weekend spent getting cozy with the red pen.

I hate this time of year!

Needless to say, Bernice is still lonely and she's been gathering a fairly thick coating of dust these days. I hope hope hope to spend some time with her next weekend, but there are no guarantees.

And since I have nothing new to show you, I thought I'd give you (and me) a good laugh and bring out The UgliQuilt.

This is something I put together a few years ago, probably when I was in between projects and just messing around. Sadly enough, I had a plan when I "designed" this (I use that term very loosely), and you may be able to see what I was attempting to do if you look closely. But don't look too closely; I will not be responsible for any temporary blindness that results from the viewing of this quilt top.

Are you ready?


Okay...all together now... EWWWWWW!

This one doesn't even have potential. It's hideous!

Should I slap a couple of borders on it and give it as a gift to my mother-in-law? Ha!

15 comments:

Lynne said...

Why not donate it to charity instead? Someone might like it more than you do.

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Some pretty colors in it. Make a wonderful pet bed.

Anita said...

Is it bad that I like it...a lot?

Pokey said...

I find the TRUE scrap quilts like this receive the most use, actually. It would be great for charity, or the "car quilt" that gets grabbed for a picnic or a quick cover up when you're stuck in the cold. Really, it's not that bad! I like it.
:-}pokey

Andrea said...

Haha - you know what ? Some of those fabrics are VERY like some of my older stuff - I have twins of a few of them -lol ! What were we thinking ? Is that a scarecrow lurking ? Xx

Pat said...

I LOVE scrappy stuff like that and don't find it ugly at all! If it needs a home, I'll be happy to give it one. :) I don't want to wish any of the summer weather away, but I'll hope for your sake that the end of June comes quickly....gotta hate those last-minute student submissions. *sigh*

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Charity quilt! But I really like your vision for it. You should try again but this time... not so scrappy!

Barb said...

YOu are tooo funny....and it is not ugly!

Thimbleanna said...

You're hysterical! Really though, it's not that bad. Ok, it's not the gorgeous quality of your last two quilts, but... We should have ugly quilt postings -- I have a good one!

Sara said...

Quilt that baby up - and put it in the trunk of your car - we all need a "emergency winter quilt" when we live in cold country...

It's cute enough...

goldenbird said...

The design is cute, but all those colors and patterns are a little much. Good luck getting through the final rush of marking.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

it does!!! potential galore!
Medallion quilt? scrap quilt, NO SUCH THING AS UGLIES!!

Dogwood said...

I like it. Sorry but I really do. I love the variety of colors and designs in the fabrics. I have been making fabric flowers. Lots of fun.
Have a nice evening "marking." I know you will be so happy when it is all done. Vacation is just around the corner.

Vesuviusmama said...

Busy? Yes. Ugly? No!

Sharon said...

That's not ugly! There is so much potential in it. You could even use it as a background for applique or make a tote of it.