Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ugly Quilt Contest

Natalia Bonner at piecenquilt has announced that she is having an Ugly Quilt contest. If you get a chance go over and put a picture of yours up. What a great chance to win a prize.

Well here it is:

I think it wouldn't be bad if it was made with different fabrics. The pattern is called Bamboo & Pinwheels and you can make two quilts with the fabric. Which is always a great thing to use up every bit of fabric. I however tossed the left overs in a box that may or may not see the light of day. Maybe one day down the road I will pull it out and make the other half. This was a kit that I bought at Houston's Quilt Festival. There is a funny story behind the madness. My friend and I had just got to the show after catching a plane from Chicago at the butt crack of dawn. I'm by far not an early riser, but when I want to go some where I will get up. My friend is worse than me as far as getting up early. We walked it the doors at 10:51 AM, that should give you some clue of how early we were up. This time also includes the shuttle to the convention center and checking our bags up stairs at the show. If you ever want to check a bag at this show go upstairs to do that, other wise your taking a chance of getting a package lost in the ones on the show floor. Back to the ugly quilt. We went to our first booth and found a sale on 3000 yard spools of thread. For $6.00 bucks how can you pass up that and variegated ones too. We each bought a few maybe like 10. After that we both looked at each other and wondered what we had that would go with these threads we had just bought. Just then we both looked up and saw this quilt and instantly we picked the kits up and bought them.

Well we went on our merry way the rest of the weekend. When I got home unpacked the bags and placed all my new purchase in the quilt room. I few months went by and I got the kit out and started to put it together(I'm sure I'm not the only one that buys things and doesn't get back to them for sometime). I called my friend and asked what the H@#! were we thinking when we bought this kit. I was told to look at the threads we bought, it all came back to me. After that we both promised each other that we will try to stay away from buying things when we are sleep deprived or had a few drinks to many the night before. Sorry to go on so long, I guess you had to be there. So her it is in all it's glory, enjoy. Tata for know


Natalia said...

I'm totally laughing! Thanks for entering your quilt! I'm glad you have a sense of humor :)

Madame Samm said...

Ok, I have to admit your story is by far funnier than your is rather might I say....muddy like,
But in my mind you win for wit...
blessings madame samm

SheilaC said...

Great story, thank you for sharing it!!!

I posted mine over on Natalia's blog.


Edna said...

I actually LIKE you quilt! I have bought things like this on impulse too but, generally speaking, if its a kit, the colors have been carefully chosen. I'd be happy to display this quilt.