I am the ninth member of my family to attend Florida State. Our chief football rival? The University of Florida. Their colors? Orange and blue.
My husband is the third generation of his family to graduate from the University of Alabama. Their chief football rival? Auburn University. Their colors? Orange and blue.
It’s gotten so bad that I actually feel GUILTY anytime I sew orange fabric to blue fabric. And this block–well, let’s just say I made both of these when my husband was out of the house and very promptly put them in an envelope to ship off to this month’s quilter.
Anybody else ever run into Football Guilt when sewing? It feels silly, and yet: I can’t seem to shake it. Fortunately, these blocks are going to a good cause, and I was more than willing to set my prejudices aside for a child who will love this quilt. Like when you get a shot at the doctor: you know it’ll hurt, but you know it’s worth it in the end.