Comfortable In My Own Skin ~






big block patchwork quilt top - and may the critics be damned ~


It took a lot of critical, but I think the critics have finally toughened me to feel comfortable in my own skin.  That's where I was this morning when I got up close and personal with Anna Maria Horner's Mod Corsage fat quarter bundle, with asymmetrical big and bold borders using  a Valori Wells designed fabric.  Adding a little bit of Kaffe and Downton Abby....what's not to love? 

Yes, I was comfortable in my skin this morning as I sewed to completion this big block patchwork.  You see, I've just been itching to do more big stitch hand-quilting and decided these fabrics set the perfect stage.   



big block patchwork quilt top - and may the critics be damned ~


Thank you critics for being patient with me until I could say out loud to you - I'm comfortable in my own skin and am very much enjoying the freedom of making my quilts my own.  You shamed me for years, you snickered behind hands over mouth.....then went public with your comments.  Thank you again for helping me realize that I don't care what you think or say because I am comfortable in my own skin and enjoy my style. 

I wish for all the happiest of days and hope you are enjoying the freedom of doing it your way. 




 

7 comments :

  1. You rock! Thank you for saying exactly how I feel! Don't stop feelin' comfortable...love your style.

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    1. Thank you Sharon....it is so easy for me to question my value as a quilt artist when quilter friends come at me from all directions with their snickers, raised eyebrows and caustic remarks. I once hid my quilts, but now am enduring their remarks because I love what I do and hope others outside my immediate quilting group might be inspired by my style.

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  2. Amen quilting sister... I'm feeling it!! And, by the way...love your quilt top....and big stitch quilting... I've been wanting to try that too!!😃

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  3. Amen quilting sister... I'm feeling it!! And, by the way...love your quilt top....and big stitch quilting... I've been wanting to try that too!!😃

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    1. I do hope time allows me to do more hand quilting. I think the big open blocks in this quilt will be the perfect place to showcase hand quilting.

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  4. Marty, Thank you for braving your critics and sharing your beautiful quilts. Your talent, creativity, and freedom inspire me! I'm so glad you came down to Lafayette for the guild meeting and workshop. Both inspired me more than you know!

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    1. Marisa, you are the best. I had such fun with everyone in the 'pattern free quiltmaking' workshop last month and hope others were inspired to take the pattern-free leap.

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