I’m hiding in my quilt room today. I may even get done with the 9 patches!
When I designed Batik Bubbles I thought the 4.5 inch blocks might be too big. Then after counting how many it was going to take I thought too small. But now that the majority are made I’m back to thinking they’re too big. I should have gone with 3 inches, oh well can’t change it now.
So many decisions go into the design of a quilt. Too many for someone of my limited brain cell count. However that doesn’t stop me from trying. I can’t help it! I play the “what if” game with almost every quilt I make. Most changes I make I’m happy with so I’m sticking with my process.
Now I think I’m ready to enter a juried show. (you didn’t see that one coming did you?) I’ve spent a lot of time hiding from the quilt police. Ducking when I feared they were near. Our guild is having a show next spring so I am going to enter! Now that I’ve told someone I have to do it. (that’s how I roll) Of course I now have a case of “what was I thinking” panic taking hold. But how else am I going to document my progress? I need a group of my peers, I can not improve in a vacuum.
I’ve made at least a hundred quilts. With each of them I can to this day show you every mistake I made on them. Every point that was not perky or seam that did not match. It has taken me time to realize that perfection is not a goal that will be attained easily or maybe even in my lifetime. But sometimes I get really close.
I’ve noticed blogs of some out there that made into Paducah this year. Their quilts are amazing. I am years from that level … I have to get my feet wet first. Baby steps. I’ve heard of quilters first entry in the quilt world going to National level, that’s soo not me. At my guilds’ last show I can honestly say they were light years from my quilting. But maybe I’ll get some pointers. Which of the areas I haven’t thought of improving.
I think it’s time to stop hiding and just listen to what they have to say. I can always go back into hiding….