To remind everyone, this quilt top had no home and since the colors ran in the wash and stained fabrics before I even pieced it, I decided it would be blocked and I'd use each block as a practice block for quilting. I loaded it with that intention. I even started in the border practicing feathers, leaves in the inner border, squiggles around the corner, etc. They looked like crud b/c I had no plan, I was just quilting. I always need a plan or I am not happy with the results.
The other thing was, I was so bored and impatient with the practice! This quilt was going downstairs in the teen lounge area (aka, unfinished basement with a couch & tv for the teens who are too good to be with us adults) and I just didn't feel like spending a lot of time on it. Even though I know that the practice would be better for me in the long run.
Suffice it to say, I just started a medium meander to finish the dang thing out and while not a bad looking quilt, definitely one I'm happy to have crossed off the WiP/UFO list. I saved my batting and put some scrap fleece on the back.
Not an ugly quilt...but not a loved one either, poor thing. I think the only thing that kept me going was the phrases, "make life beautiful" for example. Turn the ugly into something... that's what I did with this quilt. I turned it's disappointments into a useful and cuddly quilt for the kids by adding the fleece.
How are your projects going?