Wednesday, January 24, 2007

UGLY DUCKLING.......


















Judyth on CQForNewbies found 12 of these blocks, made a long time ago. She didn't know what to do with them until several ladies on the list voluntered to embellish a block.
Yesterday my "Ugly" block arrived and well, I wouldn't have picked that fabrics and colors together, but do find the block touching.... Think the fabrics are about 50 years old and just imagine that your mother or grandmother could have been sewing them to comfort you! I'll do my best and will find a way to make it a bit prettier, I am sure, this is really a challenge. I'll keep you updated, the block must be sent back before March 15th.

3 comments:

Ati. said...

It is ugley but not too bad. I like the round seams, they are more "friendly" then the straight seams from todays blocks.Good luck with embellishing.

NormaH said...

Oh, my, wonder what the other "ugly" blocks look like. A pretty gold colored thread in different weights just might do the trick. Have fun!

Susan said...

Mine hasn't come yet. I'm waiting to see what I receive. =) I think of a mother sewing together what she had, or a grandmother, planning something special. I wish I knew the story, and why they were never finished.