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.
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.
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.
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!