* ugly quilt near miss

Posted on April 11th, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

My friend Becket is having another baby soon, so I’ve been working on a baby quilt (previous baby quilt+instructions).  The other day she posted this picture of carpet samples for the kids’ room redecoration:


Here’s what my crazy brain did: carpet blocks…they look like quilt blocks…a carpet-themed baby quilt!  It would be greens and browns and the squares would all have different textures.  Babies like feeling different textures, right?  And it turns out I have quite a few fabrics that fit this theme.  Some time while I was cutting them into tiny squares, I realized that I was making the Ugliest Baby Quilt Ever.


I’m happy to say that the next version is much nicer (and I’ll post it once I mail it off).

But the question remains: what to do with these guys?

7 Responses to “ugly quilt near miss”

  1. Janna Says:

    I’m thinking the top of a floor pillow that could go in the same room as the inspiration carpet, or a really cool pieced hobo-style bag.

  2. Shirin Says:

    oooh this looks so pretty and earthy.

  3. Shirin Says:

    oooh this looks so pretty and earthy. Can’t wait to see the photos!

  4. Becket Says:

    Definitely a pillow front…with a chocolate brown back. I think it could look amazing!

  5. Susana Says:

    (Oooh, I actually have an answer!Hi! I love your blog, but haven’t commented before.)
    The fabrics are actually pretty great. Make the quilt anyway, then embroider all over it in yellow, green and brick wool. Or maybe cream, or any combination of those. Strategically place big chain-stitch daisies and dandelions where the dull bits are, and it will be great.

  6. futuregirl Says:

    What about doing something like a window pane and have the frame of the window be a bright color like orange and your cute-little-ugly squares as the panes? I also like the embroidery idea above. Maybe a running stitch around the edges of each pane?

  7. alison Says:

    I’d suggest making cube shaped baby blocks. Cut foam rubber into cubes and stitch the squares to form the blocks. That way they are something soft for the baby to play with, and enjoy the different textures, and washable too…


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