Monday, December 9, 2013

Giveaway Day - The De-Tealing Details

Is it just me, or does everyone else also seem to watch their stashes evolve from heavy on the purple to pink to green to blue to yellow and back again? I'm guessing no. It's the nature of the fabric industry telling us what is hot hot hot, our own personal tastes, and in my case, how much storage space I have in any particular bin at a given time. Because if I am going to rearrange and refold, it better be for a darn good reason.

I do love a good teal fabric. I will likely always love a good teal fabric. But my stash is currently a bit teal heavy, so what better way to purge a few than to take part in Giveaway Day over at Sew Mama Sew!

 Up for giveaway are five 1/3 cuts of some pretty teal-reading fabrics. Meaning that in my stash organization, they would be filed under teal. Your interpretation may differ. I will not be in your studio watching you put them away and harumphing behind your back should you decide they go in the greens, so file them wherever you please. (Note: You may find the word "organization" in relation to "my stash" can be interpreted quite loosely.)

Teal, lime, whatever. It's all good.
I just find them pretty. Hopefully you do as well. And no worries - I'll still have some of each of these for myself, so the idea of this giveaway helping me to purge my teals is really just all talk.

Also included in the giveaway - a copy of my best selling "Kickin' Stash" pattern.


HA! You thought you knew what photo would be here! Fooled you! A version that didn't make the cut due to white lines all over it. But still pretty.

 You'll want to use more fabrics than just these in your quilt when you make it up, and you'll want to make it up because it is a fantastic block and pattern, but these will give you a nice start. See, I even mocked a block up, using the "planned scrappy" version, so you could see.

I'm nothing if not helpful.
The winner will be chosen Sunday December 15 at noon. Ish. So entries are open all week long!

Giveaway "Day" is not aptly named. But it is all to our benefit.

But Wait! There is more! For the length of Giveaway Day, ie until Sunday noonish, I have lowered the price of Kickin' Stash on Craftsy to $6.00! 33% off! Why? I have no idea. I guess because I felt like it. You just never know what I might do next, do you?

Well, let me tell you what I might do next. I also lowered the price of "Taking Names" on Craftsy because what is Kickin' Stash without Taking Names? Not much of a schoolyard brawl, that's for sure.

Should you be my winner and should you have bought KS this week, your $6.00 will be refunded in it's entirety.

 How to enter:

  • Leave a comment below telling me a little bit about the worst quilt you ever made. I'm currently working on one that might qualify for me, so make me feel better.
  • For an extra entry, become a follower or let me know that you follow QHH some way or another. 
  • For a third entry, head on over to my EPQD facebook page and see if it is a community you would like to join to snark it up and share fun quilt stories. If so, become a member there too! Then let me know you did.
When you are done entering my giveaway, be sure to head on back to Sew Mama Sew and enter some more - so many great things being just given away, because we bloggers are just awesome.

Good luck!



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Living with the Lioness said...

My worst quilt might be my first ... the batting is more appropriate for a sleeping bag - I tried sewing the edges like a pillowcase inside out then planned to turn it right side out and finish half the top by hand. But the fluff kept clogging up the feed dogs. So I brilliantly laid pieces of clear packing tape along the edges ... the thing did flow smoothly then over the feed dogs ... but the tape never would come off. To this day you can still hear the "crunching" of dried tape as you handle the edges.

I have been following you for a little over a year and have enjoyed getting to help you test run some patterns.




Angie said...

I've had plenty of finished quilts that I totally hated as well as unfinished ones- (including some Christmas blocks, ha ha) but the worst has to be an awful dark yellowy blue number. I gave it away for a raffle and was glad to see it go!

Heather said...

worst quilt would have to be the one that I made with blocks that I won at my guild. they ranged from the requested 12 1/2 inches down to 11 1/4 inches. It was real hard to put them together. The end result did look good though.

Have been a follower for a while now.

Lisa Marie said...

I always make a test block or two so that I can avoid those "worst quilts". Sadly, it doesn't always work. But I seldom finish them if they're really bad. I know I've worked on at least one project where I made a row or two and then threw it in the garbage it was so bad! Most of them though, just lurk around waiting to be turned from toads into princes -- probably not going to happen!

Shannon said...

Oh, well hmm....I have one that I don't like. I tried a new quilting pattern one it. It was call dwirling. Let's just say I don't dwirl well. I can meander, I can loop, I can almost straight line, but I can not dwirl. On top of that it was one of my worst fabric picks of all times! I didn't realize how drab my fabrics choices looked until I took a picture and posted to my blog. Agh! I plan on giving it away at some point, surely there is someone who won't be a picky as me!

budgeteer said...

The worst quilt I ever made is also the best. I am just binding my very first quilt! It was very scary, but I did it! I learnt that there is a LOT to learn about quilts :)

Philippa Gelinas said...

not sure i really have a worst quilt yet.....I have loved them all!

zedda said...

My worst is a friendship quilt that a friend tried to organize for me. While the thot was great, only 14 of the 24 patches came back, and how does one make a decent quilt out of 14 patches that are made to set on point and most of which aren't square??! And then she sent the patches, "hoping I wouldn't mind putting the top together cause I like to sew anyway". Grrr. What a waste of time and fabric. THERE! thanks for the chance to finally rant! zedda-cmc@hotmail.com

Mike Pearson said...

The first quilt I did FMQ on... looking back at it I find it to be ugly, but a good reminder of how far I have come :) amateurquilter at gmail

SueFors said...

My worst quilt (in my opinion), was one that I worked on at the last quilt retreat that I went to. I worked on it all weekend, then gave it to the quilt cupboard. It was the 10 minute block made out of oriental fabrics.
I not only follow your blog, I look forward to it! I love your humorous style of writing!

Lynda said...

I have a quilt top that I made, and when it was done, just hated it and set it aside. Now, I need to find me some periwinkle solid fabric because I aim to cut up the quilt top into large squares, then slice and dice inserting strips of the solid and try to do something really artistic - here's hoping.

Sharon Nez said...

Im not even sure what to call the first quilt (and worst quilt) but I guess it's a patchwork.
A really really UGLY patchwork

Kathie said...

My worst quilt is one I'm still trying to finish. I'm using fabric I don't like so it is taking me FOREVER to finish! Great blocks but I've learned . . . sew with fabric I love :-)!

GranChris said...

Stars that puffed up in the center and didn't lay flat. Horrible, horrible.

A Quilter's Mission said...

The worst was made with donated polished cotton. I do NOT like polished cotton. It was very 80's.

Alison said...

My first quilt still isn't finished. I used a rainbow of thread to sew it together and in some places you can really tell! Oops!

audrey said...

My first quilt was too matchy matchy and I sewed it with 1/2" seams and thick batting! I follow you on Google!

Nancy M. said...

My first pieced quilt. Not very many lines matched up if any and the binging was terrible. I have kept it to remind me that I have gotten better even if just a little. thanks for the chancw.
nancymcmahan16@gmail.com

Pam said...

i had a nine patch that was a nightmare quilt. i had a sewing machine that always went to 1/2 and if you forgot to change it everyrthing was off. i called it The quilt that almost ended it all becasue i was a new quilters and i just quit quilting for about 6 months becasue of this quilt.

Barbara Forslind said...

Sometimes, a quilt has a moment during its creation when it is the worst quilt I ever made. Then something happens. The light changes, another square or part is added, someone likes it and worst turns awesome!

Sowing Stitches said...

The worst quilt I ever made was a commissioned quilt...the person pre-cut all the fabrics into rough cut squares without washing them and then described a totally different quilt. Still to this day do not know why they cut the fabrics. I did what I could but so glad I don't have to look at it every day!!! After I sent it to them already quilted...they then embellished it!!!!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

My worst quilt didn't make it to the 'quilting stage'..it's still a flimsy because I just don't like it and I'm not sure what it will ever become.

Tiffany said...

I once made a rag quilt using polar fleece. Yep. It's true. I know better now.

grandmaFlor said...

I live in Florida, love those colors

grandmaFlor said...

this does not make it easy. I have typed and typed and comes up wrong

lesleyjean said...

I finished up a quilt my sister started when she was like 8 or so. It had pink flame fabric and yellow flower fabric. It was odd.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh the worse quilt ever...was a large pink and purple creature!! I thought it was going to be so pretty...and hated it so much...lol
Thanks for the chance.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I follow via GFC

trash said...

The quilt I made last Christmas for my bastardbrotherinlaw. It was fairly shabbily quilted and made with very little grace. It definitely tops my worst quilt ever.

Wild Irish said...

My first quilt was a paper piecing one and it nearly drove me mad

the mrs said...

One of my more recent quilts was a small baby quilt that was supposed to give me practice doing Free Motion Quilting, but the back got completely puckered. Apparently, I need more practice.

Jeana said...

My worst quilt is one I tried to handmake - it just did not come together well! and is still not finished... and probably never will be... ugh.

MsMidge said...

I have a quilt top folded up and sitting in my shelves that may never see the light again. And it's not really even because I hated it. It's because I had a comment from another quilter on IG who said it looked like "Mondrian Vomit"………sooooo, ummmmmm. Don't know what I will do with it!

MsMidge said...

Oh and I follow via Bloglovin!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

My friend and I came across a horrible acid green fabric once and challenged each other to put it in a quilt. Neither one of us could successfully make that fabric work.

Kim M said...

I'm working on my first quilt now and (thankfully) it hasn't been a horror story (at least not yet - knock on wood!).

Garilyn S said...

Probably one of the first. It was wide strips of fabric and not much to it. Kinda bland Americana colors.

Sarah J. said...

My worst project was adding pink stripes to a group round-robin quilt where it totally clashed. I'm still making up for it. The looks on their faces... :(

Angela Bullard said...

My worst quilt was one I made as a wedding present. It turned out to be beautiful but it wasn't my typical color palette and I had trouble forcing myself to work on it and therefor had to alter the pattern so that it would be done in time. She recipient claims they love it so alls well that ends well :)

Sarah J. said...

I happily already follow you on Bloglovin.

Sarah J. said...

Also already like you on FB.

Angela Bullard said...

I'm now a follower through bloglovin.

barbara woods said...

my step daughters , i used a crawling fabric for the backing

barbara woods said...

follower

barb said...

i am a self taught quilter and my first quilt i made for my daughter was a mess. i tried the quilt as you go method and me being a dumb 16 year old and not not knowing anything about quilting, did not use batting. i used the poly fil that you put in stuffed toys, and i crammed them full. needless to say, i wound up throwing it in the trash. thank you for a great giveaway love the fabric and the pattern is to die for. babscorbitt@gmail.com

barb said...

i follow you via bloglovin babscorbitt@gmail.com

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

My first kwilt was sew ugly but at the time. I thought it was beautiful. A sampler in god awful southwest prints. I keep it as a reminder of how far I have come in 20+ years. Thanks for the giveaway!

Nupur said...

I'm very new to quilting and I've been working on easy patterns so I haven't had a chance to make any nightmare mistakes. But I am sure I have some in my future ;)

mean sarah jean said...

my worst quilt would probably be one that i decided never to finish :)

Angela Miller said...

My first quilt is a little rough. But I loved it when I first made it!
angelamiller387@hotmail.com

JoyceLM said...

The worst quilt I ever made was a Christmas quilt. The fabrics were a little ugly. And my attempts at FMQ were also ugly. I used some wide backing fabric in red that attracted every piece of lint, every cat hair in the house. I gave it to my sister & I hope she made it into a dog bed (I've never asked). Thanks for the giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

Susan said...

following you on Facebook

Susan said...

following you on pinterest

Susan said...

when I first started quilting, my daughter was spending her junior year in Germany. For Christmas she sent me a German quilting magazine. I loved a quilted named tomaten salat. it was in red orange and lime green. I was new to quilting, and my daughter who knew German very well was not familiar with quilting terms. Looking back I think it was some kind of slice and dice...but I diced when I should have sliced or something like that. I named the quilt "lost in translation" and donated it to an animal shelter

MEG said...

I once had a teacher who told us that the fabric would go together. It didn't. I don't remember the pattern but I do remember the browns, oranges and yellows.

Marti M said...

Worst quilt a friendship heart quilt. UGLY! Wrong fabric.

Marti M said...

New email follower

Stephanie Alvarez said...

Well, My favorite quilt is my worst quilt experience. It was a kit I purchased and had sitting around for 2 years. When I finally got around to making it, the instructions were so off...I was afraid of not being able to find the fabrics in the kit. I ended piecing some extra backgrounds pieces and it turned out fine.

Gotcha Covered Quilting said...

You must have known I'd pop over here :). I just kind of follow you around. I've actually liked all my quilts but the one I liked making the least is a tie...first was my step-daughter's friendship star quilt. Holy cow that was a lot of HSTs...way too many. The second was some abbreviated churn dash I made for my great aunt. I didn't like the fabrics (because they were chosen for her) and the blocks went together weird, so it was hard for me to visualize. But, as I sewed that thing together, I grew to love it. And now, years after my great aunt passed away, I sleep with it :).

And I follow you on all avenues :) Thanks for the giveaway.

sophie said...

The "worst" quilt I ever made was a mystery quilt with badly chosen-by-me fabrics. The quilt made by the author was a high-contrast amish-style quilt ... at best, mine could be called a low-contrast water-color-style quilt.

sophie said...

I follow you with Feedly.

Allison said...

I am working on my first quilt...so it probably will be my worst.

Emma's Daughter said...

My worst quilt ever I made for my husband, a retired Navy guy. It had an appliqu├ęd anchor and was navy and white. For some unknown reason, the sides were so wavy I could not work with them (wavy? Navy ?) Anyway, it's in my UFO pile ... Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

Emma's Daughter said...

I follow you on Bloglovin. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

Elizabeth said...

The worst quilt I ever made was on my first. It was made with 2.5" squares in the shape of the snowman. There were triangles too. Anyway, most of the squares are off, so the snoman is crooked. I also made another quilt that was going great, until I got to the quilting part. I quilted it on my machine, and everything bunched up, so I had to take it all out. It was awful. I redid it and it ended up looking great!

Elizabeth said...

I follow you via GFC.

Elizabeth said...

I follow you on facebook.

jmniffer said...

My worst quilt was the second one I made. A flexible 1/4" seam, poor pressing and ignorant 'squaring' up led to pieces that never did play well together. Much was learned from that experience.

Tammy said...

I am following your Facebook page.

jmniffer said...

I am a follower via RSS Feeds.

Vivian said...

Hi there!

My worst quilt is still a top, I just haven't been able to quilt it. It was before I ever took a class and I used scissors. Not very well. I ended up with a near triangle quilt top. Pretty snazzy.

Tammy said...

My worst quilt was a minky baby quilt and I didn't pin baste it.. Big mistake I had to rip the entire thing out and redo it...What a flipping, ripping, picking mess that was.

Vivian said...

I am a google follower. I know we lost google reader (which I didn't really understand and I don't think I ever made it work) but my google list still shows updates from the blogs I follow.

Kayla Yapuncich said...

Thanks for the chance!! My worst quilt is one that others don't hate, but I can't stand. My favorite line ever (Stockholm) was hoarded until I decided on a pattern for a bedroom quilt. And yup. I hate it. So much. Apparently it's nice and all, but I can't believe I used up all of my favorite fabric on it! Oh well. I just need a new fave ever line!

Darlington Gal said...

I don't kdnow that i have had a "worse quilt".....I love them all. kmcassie@gmail.com

Darlington Gal said...

I'm an ongoing follower by email. kmcassie@gmail.com

Darlington Gal said...

I follow the fb page. kmcassie@gmail.com

Ramona said...

I had no clue what I was doing with a quilt I made for my daughter's crib when she was a baby and I really didn't like it when it was done.
ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

Bethany Martini said...

Mine is the first one I made, I gave it to my mom and she put it on the kitchen table (under the glass). Whenever I sit at that table, I just end up critiquing it the whole time.

Mom C said...

I can't believe you're making me relive those horrible moments. It's not so much the quilt tops but the quilting. I made a full size round the world pattern and FMQed on my Bernina. I did a sun burst pattern from the middle and when I finished the whole quilt I saw how I had pulled the middle so much that it wouldn't lie flat. It was just a mess. I made it for my nephew, on a deadline so it had to be given to him but I hated to. Luckily, he's single and a guy so maybe no one else notices how crappy it is. Thanks.

Michell said...

mine was just a mini one and should have quilted it better

Seamstress Erin said...

My last quilt was a hot mess. I used leftover triangles from an old project but forgot that they were different sizes. My mom is a saint and quilted it flat so it can still be the baby blanket I intended!

Seamstress Erin said...

I like you on FB.

Colleen said...

It never made it into a quilt, but I made a mariner's compass block (drafted, not paper-pieced) that ended up football shaped instead of round!

Colleen said...

I follow you on Bloglovin

Marianne Bos said...

The worst quilt I ever made was a wedding quilt for my nephew which was designed by his fiance. She was a tad on the gothic side and I hated the design. The quilt turned out ok which is more than I can say for their marriage!

Linda Nelson said...

I made a baby quilt with the baby's wrong name!

Ariel Berman said...

I have been working on one quilt since 2007. I began quilting it in 2008 and last week as I was just finishing the hand quilting realized that I did a terrible job on the back and the corners... 5 years ago. Hmmph. But thank you for the entry! I follow when I am not over my head with grad school work ::)

Diane said...

My worst would have to be my first. It's a chevron pattern and many of the points got cut off plus my stitching in the ditch left a lot to be desired.

Carla Keahey said...

I'm sure I'll have one someday, but for now I've only made two. I love them very much!

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

Well, I've only made one quilt and I like it very much! :)

Quilting Nanny said...

Worst quilt I ever made ...a few. Well they weren't the "worst" in style, but making them made me want to start drinking! One was just last week when I made a christmas quilt. I HATED making it! I dont' know why, I just did! It turned out nice, but I gues I am not in the christmas spirit so that stumbled me. I did another one last year of chevrons made out of HST's..turned out nice but then i started FMQ'ing it and chose a really stupid way to do it which took ton of time and effort... and it is still sitting in the closet barely half done!

Quilting Nanny said...

I follow you via google/blogger!

Tabitha said...

I tried a quilt-as-you-go strip quilt and I didn't stop to make sure everything was square. DISASTER in diagonals-none of them matching, of course.

Tabitha said...

I follow you with gfc.

Tabitha said...

I like you on fb as Tabith aSwain Klucking

Alice said...

I'm not sure it even counts as "making," but I've got a quilt sitting in bits on my sewing table that I've been working on since sophomore year of college. That's my biggest failure, but I also had some fun making quilted potholders for a friend--which I finished on the car ride to her bridal shower!

KT said...

I made an absolutely HORRID baby quilt. I hated it from the moment I pieced the top but for some reason still finished it. I still have it. I ended up buying a panel and making a quick quilt because I wasted so much time on the ugly one. I am not sure why I haven't donated it..maybe because I think it is to ugly!

KT said...

I follow by email

Coser Tejer Crear said...

I am a newbie so there are not many bad quilts on my shelf. I tried to do FMQ on my first and that was a mistare! I unpicked all the stitches and went to straight stitching!

Angelia Lanouette said...

I am a new quilter and haven't actually made a quilt yet. I have made a small Fall wall hanging that I wasn't really happy with. I still put it out this year and it grew on me. It isn't perfect but I made it and I like it. Gorgeous teal fabrics! Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I don't really have any bad quilts I can recall. I think your quilt will turn out wonderfully.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

My one and only attempt, I made a simple 5 inch square pattern and most of the seams were not matched - ugh.

Sharon Eshlaman said...

I already follow you :-)

Sharon Eshlaman said...

My worst quilt was my first quilt. It was many years ago when it was cool to have orange shag carpeting in your home - bet some of your readers don't remember that - too young. Anyway, the quilt was grass green and orange, orange!

leanne said...

lol - I've only made one quilt - the rest are in the cupboard waiting for me to quilt them !

Emily C said...

wow. just wow. I read some of people's worst stories and I feel blessed. *crosses fingers* So far so good. I am on my 3rd quilt. The first is finished. I got the points to match, the fabric to look good and it hand quilted in a month. Arrived JUST before the mother to be went to the hospital to have my new niece.
the second is an applique quilt and the 3rd is bed size. Both are WIP's and part UFO due to college classes. (but then it takes me a long time pick fabrics and cut anything due to a high level of perfectionism and pickyness)(oh, and I spent a year doing research on quilting to avoid making as many mistakes as possible)

Emily C said...

I follow on bloglovin.

Vicki H said...

My worst quilt is in a landfill somewhere. The colors didn't play well together like I thought they would and I couldn't get it to square up, I got really frustrated, wadded it up and in the trash.

Vicki H said...

I follow with email. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vicki H said...

I liked your FB page.

happygoluckyquilter said...

It might be the one I'm working on now. I'll know when I've washed it. I bought some of the fabric on holiday because the colours just matched so beautifully. Then when I ironed a block it scorched. I'm thinking the fabric isn't cotton like they said in the shop. I'd made all my blocks by the time I realised. Fingers crossed it washes ok and next time I'll stick to buying fabric from shops I know and trust.
emma.house@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Sandra said...

My worst quilt would be the flannel one that is buried under my stash. Decided while quilting it that I don't like it. Hence it is about a third quilted and has been that way for over 3 years.

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Kelli said...

Worst quilt I ever made? Possibly the postage stamp quilt top I pieced like 3 years ago and have yet to quilt. I used all scrap stash and thought it would be great because it'd be like the quilts my Grandmas made but in the end it just looks like a hot mess of unmatched fabrics and my seams don't all match up so it's ugly too. boo. I'm hoping one day to get back to it and quilt the mess out of it and hope that helps and then just put it in my car as a throw-around quilt to use for picnics, game blankets, etc...

Celia said...

I think my scrappy trip along has been my worst. It just looks like a hot mess!

Celia said...

I am a follower via The Old Reader!

Gill said...

Probably my first one - I used thick polyester wadding !!

Gill said...

I'm a GFC follower!

Judy H said...

It would be a flannel log-cabin quilt which I made with a sewing machine which wasn't working correctly and my seams were terrible and it was falling apart as I sewed it.

Adele said...

Well, I've made some doozies over the years, but the one I disliked the most was one I sent out to be quilted when machine quilting was just coming into vogue. It was a terrible job and it took me a long time to embrace quilting by machine after that. Now its all I do!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

My 1st in my teens... a log cabin cut from pattern tissue. Of course everything went together wonkily after endless tedious cutting and I gave up. My mom finished it later and I swore off quilting until the rotary cutter came along!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm a follower via Feedly

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

And I like you on FB too.

Michele T said...

Just recently I was making a quilt for my cousin who turned 50 and the pattern I started was a scrappy herringbone, well it was crappy and I ditched that plan... nothing could save it or make it better! Luckily I found a much better pattern and made it in record time!!

Michele T said...

Just recently I was making a quilt for my cousin who turned 50 and the pattern I started was a scrappy herringbone, well it was crappy and I ditched that plan... nothing could save it or make it better! Luckily I found a much better pattern and made it in record time!!

Michele T said...

I am following you via Bloglovin' - thanks!!

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

Worst Quilt Ever = I prewashed a cotton batting because I hate shrinkage. The batting bunched, spread out out into horrible gaps and was 'off kilter.' I tried to salvage it by smushing it bakc into shape and hand basting the mess together. I should have tossed it but I was too frugle. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

I just signed up on Bloglovin to follow you! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Nykie P said...

My worst quilt was one I worked forever to complete, and it bled like a homicide victim. Completely ruined!! This is such a lovely offer - thank you, and Merry Christmas

joske whiteside said...

I haven't done many quilts, so i guess the worst is my first that i did by myself - not enough attention to detail & being precise, but at some point i just gave up & finished it, even if it wasn't very pretty.

Wendi Dickherber said...

My first quilt I had no clue what I was doing so none of my seams were 1/4 or even an even amount so you can imagine what a disaster it turned out to be

Taryn said...

The worst quilt I made is probably my first one. I love it and use it all the time, but the binding is pretty atrocious! The corners are bad and I tucked one end of the binding into the other to finish...and didn't even do a good job of it LOL!

Taryn said...

I follow via FB

Sallie said...

A floral BOM - I don't like the fabrics in it.

rainjerette said...

I think the worst one I made was a Jack in the Beanstalk blanket for my cousin's son. I sewed the back to the top and left an edge to turn it right side out, and then sewed all the edges closed. Then I tried to "quilt" it. After unpicking all my stitching, I tied it. Fortunately, they use it as a wall hanging. Someday I might redo it just for my satisfaction.

pennydog said...

Umm I made my OH a quilt using a sort of railroad pattern. Then I discovered (after it was all made) it looked like I'd made swastikas!!! It's on my blog in the finished quilt section, it's also known as the ugly quilt.

pennydog said...

New follower alert! Via bloglovin. I couldn't resist because I like your writing style :)

Tami C said...

The worst quilt I ever made really wasn't a bad quilt. It was just that my husband changed his mind about it. He said he liked it before I quilted it, but when I finished he said he really didn't.

Tami C said...

I have liked your EPQD facebook page.

Tami C said...

I am one of your followers vian Bloglovin.

Courtneysews said...

I haven't actually made my first "quilt" yet, mostly just quilted small projects. The time I first tried FMQ was my worst. Holy Eyelashes! Thanks!

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Needled Mom said...

My worst quilt was never finished. It was full of bias edges and stretch unmercifully.

Needled Mom said...

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Muttmomkay said...

I was at Joann's and picked up their block of the month years ago. The fabric was cheap and the pattern had a lot of circle appliques that I did not have any experience with. I still have the quilt but I am sure it will fall apart soon because the fabric was awful. Learned a lot making it tho.

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Karen said...

I have only made 2 so far. A simple large block quilt and a t-shirt quit. They are not fancy but I am happy with both of them. I hope to get more adventurous in 2014. :)

Katie.Herzog said...

I am a good quilt momma, I love all my babies. Some of them are ugly, but I love them all! Thanks for the give away!

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Little Ella Lu said...

I'm still working on my first quilt. It is a cathedral quilt that is taking forever and a half.

Beth said...

I made a quilt top that I really really liked, and then totally messed it up quilting it. The threads are too tight to pick out, so it is going to be an under the top quilt hiding on my bed type of thing. Or maybe in the closet . . .

Beth said...

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Karrie S said...

Awesome, I love teal! And it goes well with lime. I would probably put it on the end of teals and the beginning of greens, with lime being the first hue. :) Thanks for the chance to win! I haven't made a horrible quilt yet, also I don't love my binding skills at all yet. -karrie ksmith8@emich.edu

Karrie S said...

i follow on BL-karrie smith

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i liked your FB page-karrie smith

MissPat said...

My worst quilts (yes there are more than one) have never been finished. Most came from quilt classes that I just didn't like and one is the result of a block exchange. As someone else commenyed, none of the blocks were the same size and I just put them in a plastic tub with all the other UFOs.

MissPat said...

I subscribed by email during the last Quiltmaker bloghop. After Christmas I'm going back to read your previous posts. Enjoy your humor and attitude.

Anonymous said...

The worst quilt I ever made was a cover for my sewing table. I used tapestry fabric samples. It was lumpy and after a couple of washes began to fall apart.

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CraftyHourMom said...

Worst quilt? Have only made a few so far... I think least favourite is probably my Scrappy Trip Along. I should have stuck with a colour scheme instead of choosing so many scraps.

CraftyHourMom said...

I follow using BlogLovin'! :)Thanks for the chance! That's a lovely selection of "teal". I don't judge based on colour because I can't do colour myself!

Crickets Corner said...

My worst was a disappearing four patch that I thought was going to turn out horrid because of the fabrics but once it was together everyone loved it.

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Barb said...

My problem isn't an actual worst quilt, it's the little critic in my head that tells me it's the worst quilt. I've tried to tame that monster. Back in the 70's I almost finished a quilt for my first child. It was cute with clowns and bright colors. Most of the fabric was a poly cotton blend because that was all I could find. I put a lot on hand embroidery in it too. The critical voice in my head told me it wasn't good enough or perfect enough so I stopped and eventually THREW IT OUT! I've never done that again. In hindsight the quilt was fine, a first attempt at quilting for my beloved baby. With every quilt I grow and now I accept little errors as part of the charm.

Julia C said...

Hmm, I'm only just working on my first quilt. I like it, but it's a bit wonky...I'm hoping I can fix it before I'm done.

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Jennifer Tryon said...

I hate when i love fabrics when i buy them and hate them when i pair them up. I don't think that will happen here!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've only had a couple of quilts that I did not like. Most of the time it was from donated fabric. So they have gone to charity.

sofen said...

I have actually never made a quilt! I love to sew, and I love fabrics.

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Ana e os Viraventos said...

I am actually quite new to quilting and I loved both the baby quilts I made! Thanks for the giveaway. Ana

Kelsey said...

My worst is my very first-- a brick path pattern with so little color variation between prints.. it's just BORING.

mtnquiltr said...

My least favourite quilt is a Hunter Star that I made from batiks (I don't like batiks). I was in a class and the layout was a nightmare. Eventually I chose a barnraising setting that only gives you ONE star. I was amazed when my DD asked for it!

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Helenjean said...

the worst quilt I ever made is the one still on my bed, my first quilt and I didn't understand about matching seams or keeping points, but it still keeps us warm every night

Drae said...

worst quilt is still in the closet - my second one ever pieced and I had no idea how to work with triangles. Everything is eased everywhere on that thing.

Jayne said...

Once I got hooked...after my first quilt. I decided I could do this. I picked a pattern and it turned out hideous! from the fabric, deign and execution! It hit the garbage...really!

Kirsten said...

I've been working on a quilt for my Gran for 6 years now. I should give-up and start over...I don't like the fabric anymore. It is a sampler that I started in my first quilting class.

Kathy said...

You know, I don't have any regrets about any of the quilts I've made, even though none of them are perfect. I figure they keep people warm, look reasonably pretty most of the time, and if all else fails, they can get donated to a homeless shelter and have a second lease on life.

greeblygreebly said...

The worst quilt I ever finished was my first full sized quilt (as opposed to baby quilt). Not that I don't love it but I look at the uneven stitches and totally wonky quilting lines now and just shake my head. :)

Jessica said...

I have only made one quilt so far. It has its problems. I have learned a ton from making this quilt. Hopefully my next one will be a ton better.

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akainik said...

I made a baby quilt that is totally wonky!!! HATE!!! :(
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Stephanie said...

The 1st quilt I ever made was the worst. When I washed it all the colors faded! I could have took the cutter to it. I was so discouraged! I found that all fabrics are not equal and thank goodness I didn't just quit right then!

Julie said...

I made a bay quilt that wasn't square and I kept trimming and trimming. By the time I stopped it was a large pot holder!!!

Heather said...

The first was the worse, not so much in the construction, but in the colors, it really didn't occur to me that I could make it with whatever colors I wanted. Pink and purple, not my fave.

Charlene McCullough said...

I'm just starting to learn quilting. Haven't made one yet. I'm positive I'll have more than most ugly quilts. I love teal and pale yellow. I follow you on FB, Pinterest and GFC. Thanks for the chance to win. katztoo1 at frontier dot com

Lori said...

I made a hexi quilt, all hand stitched. Not only was it too much work, I hate the way it turned out. No more hexis!

atabanana29 said...

I've not made alot of quilts yet, but I'm sure my first will be not good! :)

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Life in the Dog House said...

My worst quilt is usually the one I am currently working on. I tend to get sick of a quick half way through piecing it and then I start something new. Eventually I find the original quilt again and decide that it is not that bad after all and then I finish it.

Sherry said...

I guess my worst would be the "Turning Twenty" but I just turned 12 and cut some of the fabric wrong and pieced it back together. It was one of my first projects.

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Michelle said...

Worst quilt ever: first. Points didn't make, quilting was deplorable. But my son still sleeps with it every night. :)

Betsy Naragon said...

Well, I'm currently finishing my first real quilt, and so far I love it. The binding is a little scary though. I made some potholders first to "practice with and I ended up putting half my hangers on the bottom so some of the prints are upside down! Duh!!! Really hoping I don't do something stupid like that with my quilt.

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