Ugly Quilt, Ugly Quilt…
…why is she sewing you? (Sung to the tune of “Smelly Cat.”)
Ok, so it’s late, and I’m getting punchy. What can I say, it happens sometimes. And I’ve been feeling a bit off all day. The kind of “off” that’s subtle and hard to put your finger on. Headache? Not really… Stomach ache? Kinda… Congested? No… Hopefully a good night’s sleep will cure me.
I was hoping to have the next tutorial for the QAL posted today, but it took me a while to figure out the most efficient way to cut and sew the block so that it would work for everyone. Lots of head-scratching and self-doubt. And so I ended up spending the day working on my ugly quilt.
Let me explain. I’m a bit paranoid about cutting into fabrics I love until I’m sure that I know what I’m doing. So I have a pile of fabric that I don’t care about that I use for test-runs. They are mostly polyester or polyester-blends, or things that have stains and marks like an old pair of curtains that lived with my brother for a while in university and returned a slightly different colour… Actually, none of them are all that bad on their own, but nor did I intentionally pull them from my stash to make a lovely quilt. The prints land where they land as I’m trying things out, and then I throw all the sewn parts into a box. I rarely complete a block (although I did today), since I’m usually just working out the dimensions for a particular component.
One day I’ll sew them all together for a really scrappy, kinda ugly but probably kinda cool, throw quilt or something. And I’ll probably test out some free motion quilting patterns on it. ;)
So…would you like a sneak peak at the next block? Here it is, in all it’s Ugly Quilt glory:
I’ll be back tomorrow to show you how to put it together. In different fabrics!