I read a post that I just can’t stop thinking about. I read all 300+ comments, too, and I had so many things I wanted to say, but I wanted to pass the link to you guys, so I didn’t comment. I needed more time to think about my confession.
So, here you have it… The things I wish I could openly say on my blog.
1. What if I’m not really a modern quilter? I love feathers. Feathers are romantic and traditional. I guess I’m both, and I’m okay with it.
2. I’m a late-bloomer to the blog world, and when I arrived, I had to google Flea Market Fancy because I had no idea what it was, but everyone was talking about it. I never saw it in stores, and I don’t remember reading about it when it was a real life fabric line that wasn’t $20 a fat quarter. I hadn’t even heard of Denyse Schmidt. There, I said it. I wasn’t born knowing who Denyse Schmidt was.
3. I bought Denyse Schmidt’s new line last week (every piece) even though I wasn’t sure if I was going to love it… because I’m supposed to.
4. The quilts I make are for many reasons– to practice a skill, to showcase fabric that I adore, or to use up some of my stash. Sometimes I use a whole line of fabric, sometimes I use a few pieces, and sometimes I start from scratch. Sometimes I use a pattern, sometimes I use no pattern, and sometimes I modify a pattern. Please don’t put me in a box or label me (meanwhile I’m in a modern quilt guild labeling myself. sorry).
5. Please don’t ask me to make something for you that isn’t my taste and expect it to look like my work.
6. I’m a wanna-be artist. I wish I had that gene, but I don’t.
7. I’m sad when you don’t press well, even if I’m not the one quilting your quilts. I’m also sad when you sew your points off.
8. Mug rugs? Really? I just don’t get what they are and why people make them.
9. People who make you jump through hoops to enter giveaways lose a little bit of my respect. People who lose personality in their blogs when they go “commercial” lose even more of my respect.
10. I don’t like to give quilts to people who don’t sew.
11. I’m grateful for every single reader and comment I have. Thanks, peeps.