Sunday, 28 August 2011
Ugly? - Part 1
A while back the lovely Susan of Canadian Abroad was looking for a new home for some fabric that was 'ugly' She was happy to send it to a new home knowing that someone else might use it. I honestly didn't think the fabric was ugly. A bit muted, floral and old-fashioned perhaps, the sort of thing my Granny might favour, but definitely not ugly. I told her I would use it to make a charity quilt.When the fabric arrived I couldn't believe how much she had sent me, and I actually really liked one of the prints. I'd had an idea brewing in my head for a sweet baby quilt and thought these fabrics might be perfect.
Last night I sketched out a quick idea and this morning persuaded my daughter Hannah that she might like to help me make something for charity. She was all for it and got straight to work.
I showed her my sketch and explained my idea and she totally went for it, and laid all the bits out, just the way I'd pictured.
I've already fused the uglies to the white (whilst ironing the school uniforms) and while I was doing that Hannah was worrying that there might be a little boy that needed a quilt too. With only the tiniest bit of help she has designed a quilt, and chosen the fabric she thinks would be best. I've promised her I'll make a quilt for a little boy using her design and fabric choices.
Isn't it great what can come from ugly fabric :)
Thankyou Susan x
Posted by Fiona @ Poppy Makes at 11:51