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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

By January 19, 2011March 31st, 2020Blog

Do your fabric tastes change? What you once thought was quite lovely you now find ugly. Well I have quite a bit of this fabric. A bunch of it was very generously given to me when my hubby was in school and money was tight. Well I needed some mindless sewing, a charity quilt, and more room for fabric I love. So I took the old fabric made a bunch of nine patches that I cut in half both ways to make this disappearing 9 patch quilt. You know that old, ugly fabric is going to make a pretty nice quilt.Look what arrived in my mailbox. Sharon from Vrooman’s Quilts sent these beauties. The newest addition to the Happy Chemo Quilts. Thank you Sharon for your generosity.Yesterday I borrowed 13 Woodhouse Road’sblog as a guest blogger. Sharing how I organize my WIPs. Check it out if you want to know the method of my madness. Finally my blue scrap bin was full to overflowing so I needed to make something. No real plan here. Just some scrappy play.


  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Oh boy have my tastes changed! It's amazing how our "uglies" turn into lovely swans. I love your play time.

  • Vroomans' Quilts says:

    Oh – how exciting to see my quilts hanging there. So happy they arrived safely. I happen to have an overflowing bins of blues, too. Not sure what to do with them yet, but they are calling – 'come play with me'.

  • Needled Mom says:

    Those D9P quilts are always so wonderful when finished.

    I think all of our tastes change over time. It is interesting to see what we once thought was pretty.

  • Karen en Marc says:

    I love the first quilt, but do understand the fabric/love changes. Have here the same problem, luckely my DH does also quilts and uses them.
    I went to the link and saw a great idea for me, thanks for sharing it.

  • Sarah Craig says:

    With our quilt ministry donations, we never know what we're going to have on hand to sew with – but we use everything, and somehow it all turns out lovely! I like your D9P, and the two chemo quilts are lovely also!

  • Suzanne says:

    Boy do I know about fabric tastes changing! I have a 'few' old and ugly fabrics that I am making into scrappy blocks and funnily enough they are turning out really nicely. I guess is it all about how you use it. The disappearing 9 patch looks interesting. I just might
    have to give it a go too. Love the quilts. I think the Happy Chemo is a fantastic idea – chemo is definitely not fun at all! I need to check out if we have something like that in Australia!

  • Eat Sleep Quilt says:

    Your D9P is so pretty… if the fabrics started out ugly, you can't prove it by me! Love your blue dream village – I'm a house nut!

  • Miki Willa says:

    I love the D9P. This is always a fun quilt to work on, I think. I am relatively new to quilting, after 35 years away, so I am having a great time building my scrappy stash with fabrics my quilting friends have grown to dislike. They are great for scrappy quilts, which I really like.

  • Paula says:

    Sure my taste changes all the time. but I'm quite afraid, as nowadays changes almost every week =S. No doubts I'm a fabric hoarder.
    Great "ugly*-fabric" quilt. Truly love yr quilts. xoxo

  • jovaliquilts says:

    It always amazes me how ugly fabric can turn beautiful in a quilt. Just needs the right environment!

  • Myra says:

    Love your D9-P Em!! Ugly turns lovely! Great donated quilts you've received there too…! Wonderful Dream ply you are doing there too! 😎
    Happy stitchings!

  • Aunt Spicy says:

    Am totally loving the blue houses! Am adding them to my pintrest board for fabric houses!

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