Yes, Virginia, there are such things as ugly quilts! Here’s proof.
We found this while digging through boxes this weekend. The blocks are beautiful. The borders . . horrible! I’m guessing I was in one of those “finish it and get it done” moods when I added the light blue border that blends into the background and the dark green border that stands out like a sore thumb.
My choices at this point are:
- Fold it up and stick it back on a shelf, with a possible plan to take those two borders off and do something more attractive . . some day . . which day may never come.
- Go ahead and quilt it and donate it and hope someone loves it.
I’m thinking I had made a bunch of test blocks and decided to sew them together for a donation quilt and for the border, added whatever strips I found that were already cut.
It’s difficult to finish an ugly quilt but I could add the numbers to my stash report if I finish it and maybe get it to someone who might need a little warmth this winter.
What would you do? If you say take off the border and re-do it, there’s a chance it will never get finished. Knowing that, I say put it on the longarm, quilt it, bind it, donate it and forever wonder . . what was I thinking! 🙂