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Thread: do you think cooking is like quilting?

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    I've noticed if I cook something, it doesn't taste as good as it does when somebody else cooks it..... I just wonder if quilting is the same way? If somebody makes the same quilt that you do, do you like it better than your own?

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    Some I like better, and some not as well...
    but I almost always like someone else's cooking better than my own :D:D:D

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    Cooking IS like quilting, you start out with a basic recipe and you might tweak it a little as you go on...

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    I think I like my quilts better than my meals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Cooking IS like quilting, you start out with a basic recipe and you might tweak it a little as you go on...
    I agree with this. I cook very much like I quilt. Sometimes trial and error, or improvisation, sometimes it works out just as I planned, sometime I don't like it at all, but at least I tried...and sometimes its just better to leave that to someone else to do! LOL

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    Is it really that the dish taste better BECAUSE some one else cooked it, or because some one else took the time and effort to make it for you? I always assume it's the latter.... as far as quilting goes, oh yes, there are an infinite number of quilts that would be considered 'better' than mine; but only because I can appreciate the time & effort it took to create it.

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    I can definately cook better than I can quilt, but I keep on trying! ;)

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    OMG I hope not!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueDor
    I think I like my quilts better than my meals.
    Me, too.

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    I'm still at the stage where I like my meals better than my quilts, lol. I cook a pretty mean traditional turkey dinner and usually prefer my own cooking to that of other people.

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    I put a LOT more effort into my quilts than my cooking. My DS is an extremely picky eater, so cooking around here is no fun. Plain potatoes or rice or pasta, maybe butter on it. Plain steamed veges, maybe with some butter on it. Plain roasted or grilled meat, maybe with some salt on it. That's about it. I live for the day I can make a casserole!!
    Sad, huh.

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    No I sometimes like it more and other time it is just not me. I think it has a lot to do with color but then I am the same way with cooking.

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    I just know that it doesn't take so long to cook a meal as it does make a quilt!

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    I live in a creative box when it comes to mixing fabric colors....but Im a pretty darn good cook. Oh and I love everyones quilts more then mine. The mistakes show up so much more on my own work.

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    Well I think its easier to fix a recipe then a mishap on a quilt

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    It depends on the colors for me!

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    Quilting, for me, is a pleasure. Cooking a chore. So, no, I don't think they are alike. ;)

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    Cook is a four letter word!

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    NO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca VLQ
    Cooking IS like quilting, you start out with a basic recipe and you might tweak it a little as you go on...
    To me quilting is not like cooking. I hate to cook and love to quilt. Something cooked soon disappears, but something quilted will last years and years. Eating what I cook makes me fat, but whatever I quilt doesn't add an inch to my girth. I eat to live, but I live to quilt.

    :lol:

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    I love to quilt but my passion is cooking/baking. On a crisp fall day there is nothing like a pot of stew simmering a loaf of bread raising and sitting in a comfy chair hand quilting. That is paradise, well for me it is.

    To me cooking is an act of love and the same thing goes for quilting. The meals I make are not only ingredents and the quilts I make are not just fabric. With each chop of a vegetable or cut of fabric ALL my love that goes into it.

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    I cook and quilt but always like other peoples better then mine. I do know when it's time to cook dinner and i'm quilting i have a hard time stopping to go cook dinner. :-)

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    i know i cook better than i quilt, but it doesn't stop me
    from trying. i do like my own cooking best---- most of the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by kim_s
    Quilting, for me, is a pleasure. Cooking a chore. So, no, I don't think they are alike. ;)
    I so agree with this. Cooking blahhhh whish my husband would take it over so that I would not have too.

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    I think we are to critical of ourselves. We are all flowers in a flower garden and each special, so are our quilts. After we have quilted for a while we get better but when you go back to your first quilt it will look more beautiful to you because of the things it taught you. Gail

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