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The Ugly Quilt

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Now called the Wonder Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional, Classic, Romantic
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What materials did you use? A UFO that had traveled around the world and then hid in a closet for years and years.

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What are you most proud of? The family was so thrilled to have their quilt back, finished and looking entirely different than they'd ever envisioned. It was started in the 1930's and was made from old clothes as many quilts were back in those days. The original owner packed it in her suitcase as she left for a world tour, intending to work on it along the way, but never got around to it.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you are working on something old and have to add new fabric be sure to shop for something that represents patterns from that era. My friend and I spent an afternoon shopping for just the right fabric that would complement the colors and patterns that were used in the beginning. It was a fun project and very rewarding.

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Beautiful!! What a gift you've given that family! Now if only this quilt could talk.. the stories it could tell

01/21/2012 Flag

It sure created lots of excitement, a new lease on life and one daughter claimed it as her favorite.

01/21/2012 Flag

I love quilts like this - it's beautiful!

01/21/2012 Flag

The ugly duckling.....Now a swan. I love it.

06/14/2013 Flag

Thanks, It's become a family favorite, I'm happy to be part of the story.

06/21/2013 Flag