Oh the plans I had…

This week has been a lost week for me.  I got smacked hard by the Flu and have not sewn or been near fabric since Monday..yep I have been that sick!  I had so many plans for this week… so many things that needed to get finished.  Oh well.

I was going to just write this blogging week off as well, but for some reason, in my Flu state, I thought it would be a good idea to share the quilt top I finished a little while ago.   It is a quilt top that I was not originally going to post pictures of, as my husband had declared it the “ugliest” quilt he had ever seen.  Now emboldened by an assortment of cold and flu medication here goes…

PMQG Sampler quilt

Now in defense of this top, it was made using a bunch of unloved orphan blocks from the PMQG charity drive.  There are some lovely blocks in the top, but overall the colour scheme is not me.

PMQG Sampler close upPutting the top together I took apart some blocks, cut up others and generally took liberties.  I just loved the challenge of seeing if I could make this work somehow.

PMQG Sampler cuIn hindsight I think I would approach the task differently and use more negative space… putting in solid fabrics instead of some of the cut down blocks.  Next time… and there will be a next time because there are more of these orphan blocks.

So on this Friday I say it is time for the ugly quilts to come out of the closet.  Share your fuglies.  Photography them.  Facebook them.  Instagram them.  Let them have their moment in the sun.

Okay I am now going back to bed with my tissues and my Dayquil.