Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Ugly Duckling Challenge
From your fabric stash choose an ugly fat quarter, put it in a brown paper bag and hand it in on quilting night.
The co-ordinator numbers the bags and then hands them out to someone else in the swap.
You take the bag home and make something 'beautiful' out of the ugly fabric.
You have to use at least 50% of the ugly fabric in your project.
I dislike plaids, so guess what I got - a piece of plaid fabric featured in the centre of the image above.
From my stash I found a piece of rust red fabric and with a bit more searching found some broderie anglaise.
It has been a while since I embarked on a project like this but I did enjoy the process.
I added a pocket so that I could use more of the ugly fabric. I did have some left but have definitely used more than 50%.
I hope the recipient will consider her ugly duckling to have been transformed into swan.
As a footnote - I really, really did not like the piece of fabric I handed in so I wonder if I will consider it had been appropriately transformed when it come homes to me.