Ugly Fabric Challenge

My guild is in the midst of an ugly fabric challenge. Each person brought in 1/2 yard of an ugly or hard-to-work-with fabric. We traded uglies with each other and our challenge is to make something with the fabric that we were given and give that item to the original ugly owner (fabric that is, nothing personal!) So here is the ugly that I received…

I can’t really say that it’s “ugly”, probably falls more into the difficult to work with category. At times it seems to have a red-white-blue feel but then in other light it really has a purple and teal thing going on. It’s a very confused fabric. I must admit that paisley is really not my thing either. So, what to do with it?

After staring at it for quite awhile I finally decided what to do. The eventual owner has her home decorated with a patriotic flair but her clothing style has a definite tilt to purple. Which should I play up? Well, you’ll just have to wait. I don’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet.

What does your guild do for fun and games?

3 thoughts on “Ugly Fabric Challenge”

  1. I really don\’t think this is so ugly, I have some fabric, that would put this to shame. Paisley seem so be in now, if all else fails I would use it for lining a tote bag or purse. Good luck, know you will make it beautiful !

  2. Even more challenging… how about neither? (in answer to your question \”which should I play up?\”) Just my opinion, but I think if you try to go purple, the fabric will look NOT purple, and if you try to go RW&B, the fabric WILL look purple. That\’s what makes it \”Difficult to work with.\” I think you might want to go outside the box….

  3. Gotta say I personally find that fabric pretty ugly, but I\’ve never been a paisley girl. I will look forward to seeing what you do with it, and my bets are all on purple.

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