See this? I call it the ugly quilt. I made it a little over a year ago with the intention of giving it to my daughter. I love how the embroidery came out, but I hate the border. What was I thinkin'? So it has laid in my craft room, waiting to be loved.
When I was thinking about what to get my mom for my Mother's Day, I remembered the ugly quilt. I had been working on a quilt for my nephew who is due to arrive June 26, when inspiration hit.
I did the most unthinkable thing any quilter can do. I cut it up!
I took my scissors, and simply cut the border off! Ahhh....so freeing! Better already!
I cut a piece of muslin the size of the embroidered piece, and sewed borders made from the denim from my dad's old jeans. I then layered it with batting, and the back of the quilt is the quilted inner lining of my dad's flannel shirts.
I quilted these 3 layers together. I attached the embroidered piece to the front of the quilt by using a blanket stitch all around. I added the binding, hanging sleeve, and label, and the ugly quilt was now beautiful!
I love this wall hanging! I love the quote about family. I love that I was able to use my dad's old jeans and flannel shirts in this wall hanging about family. I love that I gave it to my Mom for Mother's Day. Rather appropriate, don't you think?
Make it an awesome day!