Sewing With Certainty – Perfection (is over rated)
When it comes to the topic of piecing and quilting, you hear a lot about perfectly alined seams, crisp points on blocks, precise 1/4″ seams, even stitches on your free motion quilting,blah, blah, blah….. These kinds of things can be intimidating.We are all afraid of judgement.If we can’t do it perfectly… then some of us won’t even try. And that… is. a. shame. If we are so afraid of failure that we don’t try,we miss out on all the wonderful opportunities failure delivers.Failure offers us the chance to learn. To be inspired. To develop skills AND IDEAS.
But I was happy that I finished it. It was admired and appreciated.And I learned so much from the experience. I still don’t make perfect quilts.I am a human being and I can accept that I am not perfect.Anything I do will never be perfect (including being a mom). Imperfect quilts can still be beautiful. And keep you warm.And be loved, appreciated and admired by the people who you cover with them.
|My mistake – a hexagon that ended up being an oblongagon|
I have also learned that when my nose is 6″ away from my mistake,it is very obvious to me that it is a mistake.
But when you stand back and look……it is not quite so obvious.
And when you come back a month later, you find yourself searching it out.Where was that mistake now? Hmmmm…. I can’t even tell. Funny! Not only do you learn from your mistakes. Others learn too.When we, as quilters are not afraid to make mistakes, and not ashamed to share them,we help others to learn and develop and to be inspired by what we make.Mistakes and ALL!
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