These photos are from a year ago, and this post has been sitting as a draft in background of my blog for THAT long. How crazy is that?? I can’t for the life of me figure out why it’s taken me so long to post about this quilt I made for Bunny last year… perhaps it’s because I knew I would immediately (once again) show what a hypocrite i am! hehe! I actually only realised I hadn’t shown it to all of you when I finished making a quilt for Buddy yesterday. yikes. (i’ll show it to you when i get photos).
Friends and family will know that in the past I have been an enemy of the quilt (I’m pretty sure my sisters in law are probably laughing right now as they’re well versed in my quilt related rants) – swearing I would never ever make one. Why? I think its probably got a lot to do with horrific past experiences… Ok I’m being a bit dramatic here… when I was in the 6th grade I was getting into sewing, my mom gave me a sewing machine and I started sewing everything I could. So when my school started a sewing club I was excited to join (yes I know I’m lame, whatever, you guys know I’m a dork!). I was then shocked, appalled and devastated when I found out we were going to be making quilted cushions sewn by hand. That’s right by hand. As in every teeny tiny piece sewn together by hand. Apparently they didn’t trust 11 year olds with sewing machines. It was frustrating, painful and left me swearing I’d never touch a quilt again…This negative feeling was solidified when we moved to Iowa and every sewing store I went to catered almost exclusively to quilters, leaving me a little more then frustrated!
But here I am, having made a quilt for Bunny (Though i’m sure serious quilters would shudder at the thought of my haphazard quilting technique and lack of perfectly straight lines). But you know what? It’s her very favourite blanket – so i guess the shame and hypocrisy was totally worth it.