You should know by now that I can’t sew. I want to learn but I have serious doubts as to my ability to do so. There are just certain things I can do and others I can’t. And I can’t sew in a straight line. It is actually kind of embarrassing. My rep as a crafty person is perilously endangered when people find this out and my self esteem suffers.
Unfortunately for me, I have friends who like to remind me of my inadequacies. Last night my buddy Ann came over to help me finally put the Zip on my Phildar Zip Cardigan. A kind friend would have helped me with the sewing and then never said another word about it but not Ann. Not only did we finish the cardigan (FYI: FO post coming up next) but she just HAD to bring a gift to taunt me with all her sewing skills.
Yeah, Ann made me a quilt. I know right? What a jerk. But a crazy talented one. I guess I should admit I knew the quilt was coming. She told me I was getting it on my last birthday–a gift to soften the blow of getting older. Consider the blow softened.
You want details?…
This is the back corner. The back is all brown except for one edge of stripes.
A close up of the squares. All the different fabrics are in beautiful greens and browns.
Here is a close up of the quilting on the back. I LOVE the blue thread and the flower pattern.
A close up of the front corner. I believe the edge is an Amy Butler fabric. I heart Amy Butler.
It is beautiful. Must. Learn. to. Sew. My insecurities aside, I do have one thing to console myself with–I get to keep it. Thank you, thank you, thank you Ann. Turning 31 was so worth it.
The following 15 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
i think we should learn together. (that is as soon as i buy a sewing machine!).
like you i have trouble with the whole sewing thing. and what is worse is that my mother used to be a seamstress and used to make all my clothes for me. i think part of my inability to sew comes from the fact that although she is a great technician…my mum is like the worst sewing teacher in the world….coupled with being a perfectionist who used to rip out all my less than perfect seams. hence everytime i sit down in front of a machine i start hyperventilating and wondering what i can do wrong this time.
Maybe we should form a club – crafters who can’t sew! I’m right up there with you. Gorgeous quilt!!! How did the zipper come out?
It is gorgeous! I’m not very good at sewing either and I have tried and tried! You have no reason to sew, or to learn to sew, with friends like Ann.
Wow! What a beautiful gift – I’m sure you will treasure it forever. 🙂
I can’t sew either – my Mom is a fabulous seamstress & I’ve never gotten the hang of it. In fact, in home ec in 8th grade my seersucker jumper was horrible – I got an A on it & my Mom said she would have failed me on it. 🙂
WOW! That quilt is phenomenol! What a gift! With friends like those, why even bother to learn? 😉
(By the way, I can’t sew for nothing.)
That is so beautiful it takes the breath away!
That is a fabulous quilt, very modern. Love the quilting!
I can’t sew either.
stunning quilt! i think it’s time i get my sew on. all this fabulous sewing around me makes me want to learn. so purdy!
absolutely fantastic quilt! The quilting is stunning, what a wonderful gift!
Um, WOW. It’s a real beaut.
I hate sewing and practically view being a terrible sewer as a virtue. Stupid, right? I’m just that defensive…;)
What a beautiful gift for your last birthday! Enjoy!
I’d love to learn to quilt, but it would take time away from my knitting! That’s gorgeous, BTW. 🙂
oh lord……… that great.
OMG, how beautiful!!! I’d say that softens the blow of aging all right!
WOW. The quilt is amazing. Thanks for sharing the details.
I love your cardi too, btw! Sucks about 12 pieces, but the final result is lovely! 🙂