I have a confession…… I am a bit of a quilting snob 😦
Now, not of the Quiltzilla variety mind you. Just of the quilt pattern/layout variety. 😉
Imagine, if you will, a local Quilt Club-type gathering……
“Hi! My name is Shady and I’m a quilty snob.”
“Hi Shady!” the people reply.
“I’ve never liked scrap quilts…” I say.
“Gasp“, “NO!!” they reply in shock and awe.
“Yup – it’s true. The overall
chaos randomness of them with their color choices and pattern design is just not for me.” I state.
“Well!” replys Quiltzilla in a huff, “We are sorry, but you just can’t be a member of our club then!! You don’t fit in here. Maybe you should try the club down the street. We revere our foremothers accomplishments with such beauties, and strive to emulate them in our quilting today! You are just not welcome here!”
I don’t fit in. I like continuity, color compatibility, ratio and flow in my quilts. I don’t want to feel exhausted from trying to “focus” on a non-existent pattern in a random scrap quilt, where there is no resting spot available for your eye. To be brutally honest – they remind me of those color-card samples that companies produce, showing you a “chip” of every fabric/color available. Kinda like your stash throwing-up on your quilt top!
They are just not for me. Now, don’t get me wong – I very much appreciate both the workmanship and skill involved in piecing one of these creations (while not going blind in the process)! I especially admire (no – really, I do) the ornate antique Crazy Quilts that are made up of silks and velvets, containing thousands of gorgeous hand stitches joining the scraps of fabric!! I am just not “drawn” to the random designs, and color schemes, of scrap quilts. Nor do I have any desire to ever make one. 😉
While the previous “conversation” listed above may seem pretty far-fetched, a form of it did actually take place a few years back! That was the first time I ever met a real Quiltzilla! Needless to say, I didn’t join that quilting group/club/cult. 🙂
The reason that this whole thing came to mind is because this morning I was selecting fabrics to “alter” a scrappy quilt pattern into something with more “Flow”. I love the pattern – just don’t care much for the fabric choices that they made. 😉
So, the moral of this story is this:
Be Yourself! Trite as this may sound, if you have to change who you are to fit into someone elses “box”; then their “box” is too small for you anyways – and you will break it sooner or later! Why be/do something you hate, just to be “accepted” by someone else? You will just be miserable, and you will not end up liking them very much in the end!
Be You! 🙂
You are the only you God ever made – and He did it for a reason!!
Have a great day!