Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Quilting Confessions- #1

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For a while now, I've been wanting to start a confessional post. There are a few things in my life that are probably shameful for a quilter to admit. I'm willing to bet we all do.  If you have a confession, see the bottom of this post for details on how to share.

EXHIBIT A- I have made quilts for all of my children...multiple quilts, actually.  There are many nights that they ask to sleep in the above...a Lightning McQueen sleeping bag from Le Target.  My sister tells me that when my kids wake up at night to play musical beds (which is only when she visits), they are dragging their mama made quilts with them, but when they ask me for their sleeping bags...somebody just pull that knife outta my heart!
EXHIBIT B:  As if the sleeping bags aren't bad enough, my best friend and I went to Joann's and I was going to find character fabric.  My oldest has several homemade pillowcases, so I was shopping for the twins.  One found scooby fabric.  The other found that fleece fabric above.  I tried to convince him to get another fabric...a fabric suitable for PILLOWCASES.  He just begged and begged for that "Thomas Quilt."  It had Percy and Mavis and all his faves on it.  Well, I caved.  I bought 1.5 yards of it and I was going to bind it but then I thought WHY BOTHER.  My baby sleeps with the quilt I made and a 1.5 yard piece of unbound fleece.  For realz. 

So now I want to hear YOUR quilting confessions.  I'd love to have them featured here for all of us to laugh at with you ;) Do you have something to admit?  Have you ever done something you considered really boneheaded when making a quilt?  Do your kids prefer a nasty chewed up lovie blanket to a quilt you lovingly made?  Did you ever learn (way too late into your quilting life) about something others consider really basic?  Have you ever made a quilt that was a total, unabashed DISASTER.   Is there something that would make the ladies at the guild clutch their pearls and GASP????

If you have a quilting confession email me at marylane_brown@yahoo.com with the subject : QUILTING CONFESSIONS and I'd like to feature your stories.  A lot of times in blogging we only see the best someone has to offer and we get discouraged.  I want to hear stories that make us laugh or commiserate and realize that perfection is not the norm.


  1. Oh, do I love this topic...I'm a quilting newbie and feel like everyone knows everything and I'm tripping all over myself figuring things out. I would truly appreciate learning from others' "accidents". :)

  2. As soon as I saw the heading to your post I couldn't wait to read it!
    I can't think of any to add just yet but I'm gonna try!

  3. my son also sleeps with a piece of cut fleece!! At least he loves the pillow cases his grandma made for him (my MIL, who got me into quilting). He's 2 1/2 & will occasionally ask while I'm sewing if I'm making a quilt for him.. hehe ;) silly boy!

  4. I put a square in a baby quilt sideways and didn't bother to rip it out...feel free to look for the poodle pointing the wrong way on my blog: http://sewingnotions.blogspot.com

    On the other hand, (long) after a childhood spent loving my pink K-Mart blanket, I am spending the evening under a cherished quilt my great-grandmother made for my aunt when she was a child. I think it takes time to really appreciate handmade things!


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