I have a secret fondness for hideous quilts. Most quilters these days are too savvy to make an ugly quilt, so they're very rare. I've only found two or three over the years that I would consider really hideous, and yet they're perfectly functional and keep you as warm as a prize-winning masterpiece does.
It's only that a hideous quilt is like the sun: look at it too long and you'll go blind.
Similar horror stories:
"Because every girl needs a purse that looks like the lining of a stomach."
What to do with an ugly quilt and The Ugly Quilt Contest.
Hideous crochet at the Dishcloth Queen's Ooo la la post (I think I actually made that chicken once.)
Classic link: A "Titanic" Wedding Disaster.
Someone isn't taking care of their equipment: World's Worst Featherweight.
Uber-Classic link: Bridemaids Dresses from Hell.