Saturday, May 15, 2010
Why quilting is not like childbirth..
Unfortunately quilting is not like having a baby.
When you have a baby, you look at this funny little squished, red, swollen faced little human being - and even if you have a hubby like mine, who's saying such delightful things like, "where is his chin?", "look at the shape of his feet" etc etc - you are just filled with this amazing feeling that this child is the most beautiful child in the world. You forget the pain, the morning sickness, the kicks into an already susceptible bladder and the joys of delivering an 11 pound child, and you are just filled with this sense of wonder. Yay, for those post-natal hormones! (and don't ask me how you can have "the most beautiful child in the world' four times!)
Quilting is not like this. I have finally finished my charm quilt and it has been such a long, frustrating process - filled with a huge amount of unpicking - ridiculous amounts of unpicking - that even though I think it's turned out OK, I still don't love it.
There just aint no post-quilt-finish hormones..which is probably lucky as there is enough hormones in this little black duck as it is!
It is to be used for an auction item for our school ball...and I'm wondering how long it will be before someone notices those "interesting" squares.
So it is a quilt I will happily say "adios' to...
Do you have a quilt/project like this too?