You know you’ve made something fugly.
It was bound to happen sooner or later. I made something fugly, and didn’t even realise it. Ugh, the embarrassment! These cushions y’all, what was I thinking?! It’s like I threw in every possible pink and mint fabric I could find and then infiltrated it with Tilda florals to make it an even hotter of hot messes! You know what takes it up a notch? I gave them to my mother-in-law for her birthday over a year ago. Last weekend she politely gave them back to me saying, “I just don’t think they really match my decor.” Now that is shade! You know you’ve made something fugly when your seventy-four year old mother-in-law gives your homemade gift back to you.
Right. So now I’m of two minds. Just trash the whole lot, or try to salvage and repurpose into something a bit more … well, anything really! I think the first option is probably the best, and then I can forget this even happened. I must not have shared these on the blog, because surely one of you would have slapped me? Consider this permission to slap for future fugliness! Now, while I ponder this dilemma, I have to share with you a mistake that you should all learn from.
This is my Tidal Pools quilt that I just finished quilting with gold metallic Aurifl Brillo thread. If you look closely, you might be like, “Why did you quilt those blue lines on the seams though?” Yeah, I know. I wish I didn’t have to, but you see, little ole me didn’t stitch around the perimeter of the quilt top prior to quilting it. So by the time I was done smoothing, basting, and quilting it all some of the seam edges had started to loosen, and some had come apart all together. Ack! There was no way I could stitch the seams back right-sides together, so I just sewed them down as part of the quilting process. Now, most will be hidden by the binding, however, there are a few that extend an inch or two past it. Imperfect design element for sure. So moral of the story: stitch the perimeter of your quilt tops as soon as you finish them!
So those have been my challenges for the week. Any challenges you’d like to get off your chest?