Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....

Our Friday craft group had a challenge - an 'uglies' challenge. The rules were simple and started with all the participating people bringing a piece of 'ugly' fabric. There were no size requirements - just a piece. Then each piece was cut into the number of people joining in. I think we had 18 to start with so there were 18 pieces. The sizes were varied but everyone got one piece of each fabric. These scraps were to be made into something by last Friday. We didn't have to use all the fabric and we could add extra if we liked. ( I told you the rules were simple.) Here's the scraps before I decided to do anything with them. This really is a challenge...

and here are the results...



A flying geese table runner, a pincushion and a hot pad.

A bunny towel and an iris folding card.


This one isn't quite finished but is shaping up to be a collage picture - I think there are still some buttons to be added.



Some little ditty bags.




A pig and a purse. ( This reminds me of that saying about making a silk purse out of a sow's ear - seems like that's what happened here. Isn't that pig cute?)





Here's a bag - both sides shown.





















Another purse.






And this was my contribution.




I used every fabric except one - it just wasn't long enough for my strips. It was a little pink and white check - I think it is what the pig's nose is made from and there is a yoyo flower on one of the ditty bags as well.


It certainly was a simple challenge and lots of fun to do, even if I did leave it to the last minute as usual. And now I have new bag - it even went on a picnic with me yesterday. It's not the prettiest bag but somehow I think it might be the one to end up in the car for quick grocery shopping trips. I think everyone rose to the challenge really well. Congratulations, girls!







6 comments:

Joyce said...

This just proves my contention that there is really no such thing as an ugly fabric, if you just put enough of them together.

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG you did so well...........

Connie W said...

How fun and also clever. I love all the results.

Bec said...

What a fabulous challenge! All the projects look so good. I believe the Pie and Tart BOM quilt by Sue Daley is fabulous to use ugly fabrics as it all ends up looking really good together.....

Shasta said...

This is a great challenge, and what a wonderful job everyone did to beautify the ugly fabrics. I hope the dust storm stops.

teresa said...

What a great idea.. I can't believe the wonderful things you all ended up creating. Well done! It's amazing what you can do when under some pressure..