Just keep swimming

October 8, 2017

So, quilting is interesting.  There's a perfection thing... My work doesn't look as good as it should be.  My points don't come together.  My FMQ isn't right at all.  


Cely of Cely's Quilts tries to convey both in her award-winning quilts and in her classes that it's not about perfect.  Angela Walters also keeps telling people, it's not about perfect.  


But it is hard.  Hard to show mistakes.  Hard to feel ok about mistakes.  I was in a quilter's home this week, and you could see her horror when she took out a quilt and the points were not perfect in the least.  She said she hated the quilt, and quickly put it away...  


I felt that way too.  Here's one I feel that way about:


 A lot went wrong with this quilt.  First, the two fish are not supposed to be touching.  Not sure what happened there.  Then, when we were at the fabric store, I got the wrong amount of one color.  When I finally figured that out, we were 40+ minutes away at a quilt retreat.  We were not going back.  So, I pieced together pieces to make them work.   And of course, the points are NOT perfect.  Some are really really horrid.


And then there is the quilting.  It's going...well... it's going.  But I'm going to "just keep swimming...."









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