The nice thing about the Write 31 Days challenge, and quilty fears, is that sometimes it only takes a few words to let you in on a little secret.
You might be familiar with this little term and it just might spark fear in your heart.
Someone walking around with white gloves and a seam gauge, checking to make sure you have a scant 1/4-inch seam allowance.
Are your stitches uniform and consistent throughout the quilt top?
Perhaps they are ensuring you haven’t mixed batiks, civil war reproduction prints, and homespun fabrics in your quilt.
Or maybe the quilt police might be determining if you are staying in your identified quilting style.
Modern quilter, traditional quilter, art quilter.
Never shall one deviate from their identified quilty role.
However, if the quilt police do exist, I haven’t met one yet.
So far, in all my years of sewing, the only time anyone checked my seam allowance was in a junior high home economics course.
The only person that checks my seam allowances for accuracy now is me.
I’ve mixed patterns, colors, and styles.
I made a quilt from a modern quilt pattern using civil war reproduction prints and my friend appreciated the gift. No one questioned my methods.
Modern quilts, string quilts, hand-tied quilts, flannel quilts, rag quilts, quilt-as-you-go, art quilts, you name it, I’ve made it.
I’m not sure what that makes me.
In all the years, I’ve never received a quilt police citation.
No one has suspended my quilty license.
My Pfaff and Elna have never been impounded.
I’m sure there might be people who are quick to judge what you’re making, but don’t ever let that stop you from getting started.
Have you ever experienced the quilt police?