Wednesday, July 29, 2009

(s)Crappy Christmas Quilt - Part Deux

I'd like to thank you all for your advice and words of encouragement about the (s)Crappy Christmas Quilt. As you can see, my team has been working to make it salvageable. But alas, I think it's a lost cause.

Butch and Sundance just aren't big enough to cover it up as much as it needs to be. They did manage to run away and play with some of the blocks, but Momcat retrieved them and put them in the wrong place. By that point she'd lost heart so much that she didn't even change them back.

Tried two borders. Yuck. Tried one black border at 4.5" which is what the pattern calls for. Yuck. Think we're sticking with the current 2.5" black border.

I'm doubtful that this quilt will find its way onto the shop's wall. Momcat was considering donating it to Project Linus but then thought, haven't those kids suffered enough? Perhaps a home for the blind???

This quilt can best be viewed from a hill in Missouri if you're standing in Finland.

Momcat and I have been mewling about what to call it. As in the previous post, Figgy Pudding Explosion is one thought. Here's a few more:

  • Yuletide Muckabout
  • Christmas Gone Awry
  • Was I Bad?
  • Santa's Angry
  • When Elves Go Wrong
  • Noel NOOOOOO!
  • Cruel Yule
  • You'll Poke Your Eye Out!
  • Clean Up in Aisle Four
Feel free to submit some of your own labels for it here. I think it would be some fun reading!

I took a close-up of Butch and Sundance using the Pi-cam. Butch's ears are laid back. He just can't rest on a quilt this ugly.



Mockenrue said...

-Welcome to the West Pole
-When Doves Cry
-Courtesy of Jackson Pollack
-Sorry, I Can't Hear You Over This Quilt
-The Stevie Wonder Special

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Pi tell Momcat she is way too hard on her-self.

Quiltluver said...

Pi, tell Momcat I like it. The borders did the trick for me. Send it may way and I'll enjoy sleeping on it. I promise--it's too pretty to barf on. Red

Quiltluver said...

Sorry, Red got a hold of the computer again. I like it!! I'm accepting donatations. Do you need my address? Karen

Jennifer said...

Ok, Pi, you have a great sense of humor! I love Cruel Yule. What about Ho-Ho-Uh-oh?

I do think the border helps - it at least stops the madness. Tell momcat to bring it when she comes for the Bonnie Hunter class !

Ariane said...

I don't know what you girls are looking at. But I think it's a beautiful scrappy christmas quilt. I think you should put a nice wide red border around it. It needs to be a deep enough red. Then you can use some of the same golden yellow that you have in the quilt and applique some bows in the corners and have the ribbon from the bows extending in the border. I just think you need to add a wide border of some kind and bring the colors of the quilt into the border. That will bring it all together. But honestly it's beautiful.

QuiltingB29 said...

It looked really cool from my blogger dashboard. But then again, it was only about 1 or 2 inches tall.

jillquilts said...

I agree - the border does make a world of difference! I think it looks so much better! And any name with a reference to the greatest Christmas movie of all time (A Christmas Story) is thumbs up for me!! Maybe something in reference to fra GI le... I'll have to think on it! :)

free indeed said...

Might I suggest a giveaway? I don't know what all you yuckers see, but I like it....maybe in person it's worse? Love the names you've come up with....some people are so totally talented in EVERYTHING!!!! Green eyes of jealousy here....

Regina said...

"On the 13th Day of Christmas"
"Cats in the Wrapping Paper Again"
"Not enough egg nog in the world"
"Jingle h...."