Natalia over at Piece N Quilt is sponsoring an Ugly Quilt Contest. What a great idea! Although this quilt of mine isn't totally finished (I still need to quilt it), I thought I'd enter it anyway.
I present to you my ugly submission (the quilt, not the kids - they're pretty darn cute):
This was my very first finished quilt top. I had this idea in my head to do a strip quilt in red and blue for my son's room, but then I started adding other colors that just aren't cohesive in this quilt. I should have known after putting my design together. Yikes!
There's this awesome painting of the solar system hanging on the wall that served for inspiration. I also made some curtains, which I like much better. My idea was to use the same colors in both the curtains and the quilt, but obviously I had no clue what I was doing.
The sad thing is that I'm sure I'll end up using it on his bed anyway and try to come up with a way to salvage it. I'm too cheap to toss out the fabric. Plus, I spent WAY too much time on those rocket appliqués.
Word of advice: you know you have an ugly quilt on your hands when you tell your husband about entering this contest by submitting the aforementioned quilt and he doesn't object, but rather supports you in your decision. =)