Open Line Friday–Why Do YOU Quilt?

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IS QUILTING AN ADDICTION?

Have you ever considered WHY you quilt?  The first response that comes to my head is “Because I can’t stop”.  So is it some kind of addiction?  If you Google “quilts” and “addiction” pages and pages of information can be found-most are fabric stores, blogs, etc, but the notion of quilting as an addiction is not unique to me.  I was unable to find any serious discussion about it, but I am left to wonder…

QUILTING IS BOTH A CREATIVE AND INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGE

What drives this quilt-obsession?  For me, it’s the need to create and answer the question:  What if?  What if I tried this fabric combination instead of that?  What if I used this thread instead?  What if I changed that block to this one?  What if I did “this” instead of “that”–would it improve the process?  I enjoy both the creative and intellectual challenge of quilting.

DRIVEN BY COLOR

I think I am also driven by color.  I love color.  I love the array of colors found in both fabrics and threads.  I love sorting and re-sorting fabrics into different color combinations for my quilt blocks  and trying all sorts of thread/fabric combinations.

A LEGACY

Finally, I want to create quilts so generations down the line will know me in some small way.   I love the quilts and afghans that my husband and I have inherited from previous generations.

WHY DO YOU QUILT?

Today on Open Line Friday, I’d love to hear why YOU quilt…

Thank you in advance for sharing…

Lori

Free Motion Quilting, Scissors

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