I'm just popping in to quickly post about the Fugly Fabric Party that's going on over at Lucy's blog Charm About You. This time I've had quite a time coaxing my remaining fuglies out of the drawer (I thought I'd
Now, are you all prepared? Get your hankies ready...
|Yup, they sure are fugly!!|
Now, in my defence the orange one (which is a FQ) was a bran tub 'prize' and the floral (which is a half metre of fugliness) was bought on-line and looked much better in the thumbnail! I bought it when I was collecting fabrics for my hexies and I'd hoped it would be suitable for fussy cutting, either for whole hexies or for the centres of pieced hexies. And it was ridiculously cheap - £3 a metre...and now I know why!!
Both fabrics would be great on the inside of cushions and I think the orange in particular would benefit from some cutting - I think small pieces of it would be great in a scrap quilt. Just not my scrap quilt!
Now, although they're shy, I'm confident that if they know they're going to a good home and are guaranteed a nice welcome they can be persuaded into separate envelopes but they will also be happy to be placed together. If you're interested please leave me a comment - I'll post anywhere in the world (oh, 'Fuglies Take Flight', what a great idea for a cartoon strip! No? Just me then!) so no need to be worried that you live outside of the UK and are going to miss out, these fuglies can (and will!) travel.
Edited to add: The orange fugly has been lovingly claimed by Liz! And the floral fugly has been adopted by Joyce! The ATWD Fugly Fabric Party has ended - short but sweet!!
I'm still busy with my Stained quilt and cleaning. Actually, that's a lie. I've almost finished the cleaning and just have to spend about another half hour on it and it will be done. (Until the next time!) In fact, I'm sitting in my wonderfully clean conservatory at the moment, enjoying the peace and quiet (but not enjoying the way I can see my own reflection in the laptop screen - most off-putting!) and admiring my garden (and the goldfinches) through my newly polished windows. Pleased with myself? Well, maybe a tiny bit but I think it's deserved!
It's also a lie that I'm busy with the Stained quilt. I had a really good run and pieced all the blocks but now I've run out of steam (I blame the cleaning) - I'm flogged at the moment so I'm at a little bit of a standstill. I'm hoping to get the sashing strips cut this evening and attached tomorrow. I've already sorted the block arrangement so once the sashing is on I
In the meantime you'll have to make do with a photo of four blocks that I uploaded to Flickr to prove I was actually joining in the Stained QAL and not just looking at my fabric!!
|Find me on Flickr if you fancy a closer look...|
The observant amongst you will notice that the blocks aren't identical when it comes to how one section is orientated - it wasn't exactly deliberate but neither was it entirely accidental. That is, I didn't set out to rotate the section but neither did I particularly take care to ensure they were all the same - I quite like the way they're almost the same but not quite! (And if you haven't spotted the glitch just ignore the last couple of sentences!)
I'll leave you with a photo of Archie to keep you going whilst I go and chain myself to the cutting board/sewing machine...
Here he is attempting a dog version of 'The Thinker' by Rodin
|Should I go to the bother asking for a biscuit or stay here and enjoy the sun?|
Don't forget to consider giving the fuglies a lovely new home (please, someone, anyone, take them!!) and once you've left me a comment telling me how much you'd love one (or both) of the fuglies why don't you pop over to the party and see who else you can take home with you?
P.S. Thanks for all the lovely comments about the 101 hexies - you're all so nice!
Edited to add: I knew I'd forgotten something important! I'm going with a 'first dibs' basis for the fuglies...