Recently, I finished this little fungly, another of the old works in progress that had been in the drawer for years. Fun + Ugly = Fungly. This quilt series was started in 2008 when Tonya Ricucci and Bonnie Hunter put out a challenge to their blog readers to use their weird and "ugly" fabrics in a scrap quilt. We could use any liberated block and combine these fabrics in whatever way we wanted. The fabrics I used aren't necessarily ugly, but the combinations would probably be considered by some to be quite ugly. If you love scrap quilts and the pleasure of a little impromptu "I Spy", you'll love these quilts.This last one got stalled because I decided to hand quilt it and since it didn't have a deadline it got stored away at some point. When I got it out again I actually had a lot of fun finishing the hand quilting. I wish I knew which batting I had used because it's really hand quilting friendly. Also, I did a wider binding than I usually do and I like how it came out. I think I cut my strips for the folded binding to 4". Shoofly is one of my favorite blocks so I used that on this one, but the first one I did was the quilt below with the Jacks on Six block that Tonya used. That's a really fun block if you do it liberated and don't worry about your points!
I also did the small fungly below as a gift for Tonya. I even hand quilted it! It's been a while since I looked at it. I do remember that I used a wool batting which was nice for quilting, but made it puffier than I generally like. Since I am making effort in getting rid of my old fabric, I don't plan to do another fungly any time soon, but I'm glad I did these. Since the newest one is hand quilted, I decided to keep it for myself. It would be a great baby quilt because it's so soft and cuddly. The Jacks on Six quilt is now in my Etsy shop. I have set some quilts aside to sell because some days I feel like my house is overflowing with them. This quilt would be perfect for someone with a quirky sense of humor.