Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I Have a Stupid Problem

Remember in school how the only thing worse than not having the right thing was getting the right thing and promptly being accused of copying? Apparently it is something that has stuck with me. And it's stupid. Really stupid. It has kept me from doing something I really really want to do. And that, for an adult woman, is stupid.

I'm talking about The Farmer's Wife quilt.


I bought the book several years ago. I was in the process of choosing fabrics when all of a sudden the internets exploded with all these different quilters making this pretty pretty quilt. And then I got stupid and didn't want to do it because they would think I "copied" them.

So my first quilt of 2014 will be my version of the Farmer's Wife quilt. I am pretty excited about it. I am fairly certain I am going to make it lap sized, so I will be omitting some of the 111 blocks. I have an unhealthy obsession with sampler quilts. I love everything about them. So I may even make two versions. We'll see. Lately I can't even finish a chair cushion. I'm anticipating my baby will magically sleep through the night in 2014. Ha.

So here is my vow to not be stupid anymore. I am in control of my own life and quilting destiny. And if I want to make the same thing everyone else is making, or wear a shirt that someone I know has, or even cut my hair like someone else, I will. So there.

10 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You can DO it!.....grin. Cute post.

thea said...

Way to get over it .. and way to go. I have the book too and haven't started working on my quilt yet either.

Lynne Tilley said...

Good for you!! Go for it!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

YEAH! GO for it, can't wait to see it!

Leslie said...

i can not wait to see what combo you use for fabrics!!

Leah said...

I use to be like that, till I saw a quilt I really loved and wanted one just for myself just like it. So I bought the exact same fabric and made my own. Since then I don't mind if I am making the same as everyone else. As long as I like it, I make it. So make what you like and what makes you happy, even if someone else is doing the same thing.

Thimbleanna said...

There are so many versions of FW out there that I think it would be impossible for someone to say you copied them. As if anyway -- this is quilting and aren't even all those FW blocks copied in some way from our grandmothers quilts??? Hmmmm????? Can't wait to see your version!

Jackie said...

we probably can't be friends anymore, cause I still am stupid=)

ruby said...

Go for it. As long as you love it what else matters?

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Great goal! I wonder what fabrics you will you. I love scrappy samplers myself.