Saturday, April 16, 2011

Triple Rail Fence AKA Ugly Quilt

Another project finished! Feels good to have accomplished something in this busy time. I've been working on this quilt for awhile now and it seems to have become something of an ugly duckling that I have fallen in love with.

I bought all the fabrics on the clearance rack at my local quilt store. They couldn't believe I was choosing what they thought was the most hideous piece of fabric at the store. A totally crazy color Buddha panel. I bought the entire top and backing fabric for a mere $22! It sat for a long time before I actually had the time to make it into my quilt.
Triple Rail Quilt
This was supposed to be my first quilt, but I jumped in head first and did a much harder one. It was so much fun to do this one knowing it was just for me. It is the triple rail fence quilt pattern. Four oddly matching fabrics just sort of fell together.
Quilting Close Up
I had it quilted by my favorite long arm quilter. She helped me decide on a pointy swirl with some golden hued thread so it didn't make the quilt any busier than it already is.
I used the same Buddha fabric for some rails in the front and to finish off the back. It makes the back just as much of a quilt as the front.
Triple Rail Backing
I'm so happy with my "Ugly Quilt"! The Hubby finds it hideous, but the dog and I both approve so that is all that really matters!


Digital Misfit said...

I love the ugly quilt! The fabric makes me smile, and you did a beautiful job making it. Cuddle up in it with pride at another amazing quilt completed!

Audrey said...

It's totally wonderful!! Love it!

Melissia said...

I was looking for posts on the ugly quilt project and came across yours. I just have to say I looked and looked and your quilt and I do not see the ugly at all. I see color and free spirit and a willingness to be bold and try new things. I think that it is beautiful.