10 Quilty Secrets

I have had a lot of fun reading through the posts that are cropping up in the quilty blog world titled 10 Quilty Secrets.  It is so funny to read everyone’s true confessions.  Here are my deepest, darkest quilty secrets. secrets badge 1. I have absolutely no interest in hand quilting any of my projects. Or hand piecing for that matter.

2. I am not a fan of hexagons and don’t see myself using them in any quilts.

3. I am afraid of paper piecing.  My brain just doesn’t really get it.  I read the directions and think, “what??” (I need to force myself to work on this because I like so many of the paper pieced projects that I see out there.)

4. Quilt math scares me. Like I wouldn’t want to rely on my math to actually buy yardage for a project.  Isn’t that why there are computer programs to do that though??

5. I have pinned more than a lifetime’s worth of quilting projects on Pinterest and I cannot stop.  CANNOT.

6. What is the deal with Liberty Fabrics?  Am I missing something because I just don’t love them like the rest of the world does.

7. My stash is predominantly shades of green. Lots and lots of green.

8. I always thought I would only work on one project at a time. (I secretly scoffed those who have 29 million WIPS in their sewing room.) I no longer scoff.

9. A year ago I had no idea what low volume and high volume fabrics were.

10. I try to like wonky piecing but honest and truly, I just don’t like it.  I think I am supposed to but it isn’t working for me.

11.  Bonus confession:  I am my own worst critic (that isn’t unusual though.) I always find fault with my work so I never enter it in any sort of competition.  Cannot stand the idea of some judge picking it apart.  It is bad enough that I pick it apart!!

And now you know it all! I feel so relieved to have gotten this out into the open. Linking to 13 Spools as she is the start of all of this!

24 thoughts on “10 Quilty Secrets

    1. Bernie Post author

      Yep. Sometimes I wonder about the amount of time given over to Pinterest but then I will find some cool idea or inspiration and I just keep pinning. How funny.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you. I really do want to work on this, if for no other reason than to prove to myself I do have more than 1/2 a brain. I pinned it. (See #5) Thanks Sarah. Have a good day!!

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  1. Judy Vaughn

    You are too funny and I don’t believe the part about not understanding the math for one minute. You are too smart. Also, there are tricks to paper piecing and then you will love it.n

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    1. Bernie Post author

      I don’t think it is a lack of understanding for the math. More a laziness on my part that leads to inaccuracy. I have to check it and re-check it and then I still don’t buy the right amount of fabric. Oh well…. I am absolutely going to figure out the paper piecing though.

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  2. Mari

    Oh, yes, #5. I better live to be 200 or so or I’ll never get to everything. And I’m my own worst critic too. Aren’t we all? Thanks for sharing your list!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      I remember thinking Pinterest was such a silly concept when it first came out. But really, it’s addicting. It can also quickly suck an hour of my day away tho……

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  3. Anne Beier

    I agree with on number 11, that’s for sure. People keep encouraging me, but I’m just too skittish about the judging process too. Great list, and thanks for the tips about the linky parties!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      You’re welcome and thanks for stopping over. These “Quilty Secrets” posts have been a fun avenue to meet other bloggers! ☺️

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi Sharon,
      Thanks for stopping by. Isn’t it great reading all of these Quilty Secrets posts? It has been a lot of fun to read everyone’s thoughts. Take care!
      Bernie

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    1. Bernie Post author

      But so many people seem to like it. I have yet to try it. I like the way some of the finished projects look tho. Someday……

      Take care!
      Bernie

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  4. Leanne Parsons

    Great list! I found paper piecing made no sense whatsoever until I just tried it. Once I had paper and fabric in hand, and good instructions nearby, it was amazing how much more sense it made. I love green too, though blue seems to be most common in my stash. Which drives my husband crazy because I make lots of blue quilts that don’t seem to fit in our predominantly green rooms!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi Leanne,
      It sounds like paper piecing is something it need to try. Our quilt guild has a class on it this month so that might be a good opportunity for me to give it a try. Thanks so much for your supportive comment! Best of luck with your blue quilts and green rooms!!

      Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
      Bernie

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  5. LeeAnna Paylor

    Well, I do enter my quilts in competition. I take care to make sure they are show ready, and the judges always find something to criticize… you just take it for what it’s worth, learn from it if it’s true, and it’s so nice to see something you made hanging in a show.
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color lapaylor.blogspot.com

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi Leanna,
      I know I shouldn’t be so nervous about having my quilts judged but I am. I guess I need to learn more about what it takes to make a quilt ‘show ready’ and then try to let it go. Thank you for coming by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

      Take good care,
      Bernie

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  6. Lee Ann L.

    Number 8 made me smile.

    In reference to number 10: You don’t have to like everything. Just do what you love and like doing. At least, I learned this lesson the hard way. Now, I just do a little here and there just to learn.

    And oh, I so identify with number 11!

    I enjoyed reading this post! 🙂

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    1. Bernie Post author

      I agree with you about number 10. Time is precious so why make things that you don’t truly like and enjoy?
      Thanks for coming by! Have a great weekend.
      Bernie

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