You may be right, I may be crazy

Just so you all know, I may have lost my mind.

I’m making a quilt.

Me, the queen of eschewing exactness, who possesses not only very little patience, but also no ability to cut in a straight line.

Making a quilt.

Just in case there was any question, by a quilt I mean one of those large cloth-y items that the creation of which requires you to not only precisely cut fabric into lots of small pieces, each containing straight lines, but to also sew said small, precisely cut pieces into straight lines which will then form a large, more-or-less exact square. And that’s what raises the concern, because I’m almost certain that mine will end up being far less exactly square than, you know, a square. But what the heck, no one said it had to be perfect, right? And it’s full of shiny stars in pink, purple, and blue, and Zoe won’t even notice if it’s not remotely square.

Wish me luck.

7 thoughts on “You may be right, I may be crazy

  1. My little sister Rachel feels the same about her abilities and made a quilt for her husband for his birthday…. we had to call my neighbor to show us where to put the thread…. it turned out fantastic!!!!
    Good luck!

  2. Don’t worry about it I can’t cut a straight line to save my life. Good luck.

  3. Okay, this is exactly why we get along so well!! I have no patience for measuring and being exact. Life’s not exact. So what if Zoe’s quilt isn’t either. 🙂

  4. Christy on

    It doesn’t matter if it is super exact, any deviations just give it personality. 🙂 And you need imperfections so people know its hand made and not store bought, right? Anycase, it’s sparkly and pink, so what’s not to love?

  5. Kim H. on

    Good luck. My first complete quilt I purposely made abstract and free-form. Then I didn’t have to worry.

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