Thursday, June 9, 2011

I Dream of Quilts

I like to consider myself a crafty person. I can sew a mean dog hoodie.

And and hooded towel for babies. So basically, if it involves a hood, I'm in.

Quilts don't generally have hoods... but I'd really like to make one regardless.

I actually attempted to make one for my mom when I was in college. I thought it'd be quick and easy so I cut up approximately 10,932 pieces of fabric and had this great mental image in my mind of her opening a huge package on Christmas morning and jumping up and down saying things like "You're the best daughter in the universe" and stuff like that.

I had this image pop in my head around finals week. So I started furiously sewing in my cave of a room (literally. It's in the basement with no windows) and my little ADD self just couldn't take it. I would do a row of a square and get bored and move on to something else. So by the time Christmas Eve rolls around I had completed a total of one square. That's it. I gave that one square to her and said she'd have the whole thing within the next month.

Guess where the quilt is now?

Right where it was 3 years ago in just as many pieces.


I lost my mojo after that and hadn't touched a sewing machine in years until this year. My parents asked me what I wanted for Christmas and all I could think of was a sewing machine of my own. I was getting married in January, so I guess some part of me figured having a sewing machine would automatically make me more domestic, which I'm not. At all. So my parents pulled through and got me a great sewing machine and I've been dominating it ever since. My mojo is slowly coming back.

I'm not sure if I'm quite to quilting yet, but check out this quilt from Stitched in Color. It's magical. I look at it and start giggling because it just screams fun.

To top it off, its backing is an old tapestry from Urban Outfitters.

I'm. In. Love.

So I don't know if I'll ever get the guts up to really attempt to make a quilt... but I can dream about them, right?


  1. So long as you keep dreaming, it WILL happen. You'll see. Quilts will find you.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm thinking I may just pick up the scraps and start over on my mom's quilt coming up. We'll see... I'll make sure to put it on here if I do :)


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