Thursday, September 04, 2008

A fungly flimsey before its time....

As I've been making my fungly blocks, using the Jacks on Six block pattern, I keep being told my choices are fun, but not ugly. So I keep looking for uglier fabric to use. I haven't been very successful in that search. And then I realized why!! Many of them have already become a fungly quilt using a different block. It all began about a year plus ago....
 I decided to make a snuggle quilt using the "unloved" and "oh my gosh that's ugly" fabrics that lingered at my house. Betsy hates to be left out and happily supplied a bunch of 6" squares of her 'uglies'.
 And you know, of course, that I can never play exactly by the rules, even when they are MY rules...LOL. So I cut a few 'focus' or 'interst' type fabrics in 5" squares and tucked them into the mix also. And they are all directional, so the quilt has a definite top and bottom, unless you want polka dancing pics standing on their heads *VBS*
 Coming soon a peek at the backing I made on Tuesday. Lets just say I had some fairly(?)bright oranges and blues I wanted to move along.
I have just one side of Haileys quilt to finish, and in true Finn fashion, I just HAD to start quiting the hourglasses. I have all the vertical lines quilted, and will be moving on to the horizontal lines a bit later *VBS* We have 6 more quilters joining us in the UFO challenge, and I'll get those names added yet today. How's everyone doing? Are you off and running?? I am *VBS*, and I know for sure that Clare has finished on of hers! You'll be seeing quite a few new names and blogs to check out as the list continues to grow.
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9 comments:

LizA. said...

Oh my, this is scary looking at these pics. I can't tell you how many of your fabrics are also in my stash!

MYRA said...

Well, well, well... It is very good to see your determination Finn. 8-) I seem to have lost my Mo-jo now, again...
I have 10 days to get that baby girl quilt top sandwiched, quilted, and done before the baby shower, but I can't seem to get the umph to get going... 8-(
I think I need a fire lit under me! LOL! Naw, I just need to stay away from the comp and TV...and find my Mo-jo!!!!
Happy stitchings to you and all the quilters in the Challenge!!! 8-)

Patti said...

OK, count me has having "officially" joined your challenge. Now the hard part - how many will I try to finish. I'd really love to say 10 but I'd better not. How about six for absolutely sure.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi, thank you for your visit to my blog and thank you for the challenge, I like to have deadlines, it helps me work! Now for the really dumb question, which when I hear the answer, I will feel silly but here it goes, what does "VBS" stand for? :0)

PS You are entered in the giveaway.

em's scrapbag said...

My you are quilting up a storm and a ugly one at that. LOL.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I have decided to finish a few projects. Only have to bind two of them.... before I post. Thanks for the cahllenge Finn.

Quirky said...

I love your fungly flimsey. Count me in on the challenge. At the moment I have three projects I would like to finish...but can see that growing...usually does! lol

meggie said...

I will have to see what hideousness I can find in the stash... & goodness knows, there is sure to be a ton!

Elaine Adair said...

Let's face it, no matter what the fabric, a completed quilt wrapped around a person is just wonderful! Fungly or not! Great use of your scraps. 8-)