Thursday, March 06, 2008

Progress on The Ugly Quilt

There is progress on the Ugly Quilt.  I found my 24" ruler, yeah!!  Therefore I was able to cut the 12.5" squares into 4 triangles.  This shows how some of them *could* be put back together.

I didn't have time to do any sewing before I had to go to the church for quilting  with the CL's tonight.  They are making progress on the green string quilt.  We have over our 45 all green string blocks we needed for this project.  I decided I needed to work on TUQ (The Ugly Quilt) while I was at the church.  The ladies loved the pattern and some actually liked the fabric too.  I was able to use some of the ladies to help me.  They handed me pieces and did some pressing too.  I managed to get 6 big squares of 4 blocks put together.  It doesn't look so bad, right?
There are 70 blocks total and I sewed only 24 so I have a few more to do but I have decided I really like the pattern.

We were talking about our church group last night too and I think a few changes will be happening with the CL's.  I think we will charge a fee to be a part of the group.  I will ask that there be one donation quilt from each person per year.  They will have to participate in at least 1 group project per year.  Then we were talking about using up the stash at the church and I think I will issue a challenge to the CL's to use only the fabrics in the stash plus maybe one of their own choosing to make a quilt for donation.  Have any of you done anything like this before?  Did you stipulate a size?  Did you allow the back to not be from those fabrics.  I would like to hear what you might have done or if you think this would be a good idea for a group endeavor?  I want to try something that will challenge them.


Faith said...

Hi There, I like the pattern it doesnt look as severe now, looks more welcoming. Glad you found the ruler I am always losing things. Isis the cat let me fuss her last night wow I was honoured.
I think charging a fee is fair it will help with alot of things, and also fair one gives a quilt a year depends how busy they are. Will keep you informed about my projects.

Saska said...

I don't see a problem with paying a fee to belong to the group--and having them be required to donate. It's what the group is for.
The pattern looks good made up in your retro fabrics.

Mary Johnson said...

I like this string quilt too. Cutting the blocks and reassembling them have made it interesting.

Pat said...

TUG is looking good...all the fabrics are playing nicely together.

Jeanne said...

Glad you found your ruler! I think that pattern looks like it would be fun. The fabrics look much brighter in the new picture. The photo of Hallie is so cute. Now where is Jack?

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

I am so confused! That quilt is not ugly. My grandmother says she wishes she had a picture of an ugly quilt she made years ago... she assures me it was much uglier than

Cher said...

I have a charity group and we often do challenge fabric quilts with great success. you can set it up many ways- also we have a cut it up party sometimes too- trying to use up our stash of donated fabric-I try and have a few patterns on hand to go with the strips we cut-we have a lot of quilters that seem stumped by trying to think up what to do with strips and need something visual to latch on to.

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