Baby Guilt

Mal | Finished Projects,Media,Quilting,Sewing | Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Cartwheel Quilt Blocks

I’ve about finished the baby quilt I’ve been working on. It’s the one patterned off of the mini rough draft quilt.


A friend of mine from grad school will be having a baby girl next month. I’m happy for her, and a little bit jealous of the baby! My friend is sweet, and smart, and creative, and good-hearted. That lucky baby will have such a good mother.


I grew up in a culture where children and family were valued above all else. Many of my peers married and began having children when they were very young. Some of them have told me how they envy my life.

Cartwheel quilt close-up

I have two dogs, a career that I love, and an interesting, challenging life. I have the luxury of focusing on myself and my own development. I get a good night’s sleep and ponder the meaning and purpose in life.

Cartwheel Quilt Close-up

But I have no husband and no babies and no white picket fence.

Cartwheel Quilt Almost Done

In some ways, making this quilt stirred up some of my feelings about all of that.


  1. Your baby quilt is beautiful. Babies are wonderful beings but they are a lot of work and there are many nights when every mother(and I do mean every mother) wonders if she took the right road. Those nights are few and far between and of course we have and of course you have and we never know what life leads to down the road. Best of luck and I hope to read about the baby quilt for your own little baby. Blessings.

    Comment by debraann — 23 March 2009 @ 4:43 pm

  2. @debraann: I wish I had (or was expecting) a baby of my own. So far, no go!

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