I was reading Garden2days post this morning.. she writes about hand quilting and stitches per inch, Setting goals and consistency. She brought up the fact that as quilters or actually doing most things we strive to improve. We start out comparing ourselves to others, trying to acquire basic skills. Then as we improve we begin to set our goals to compete against ourselves.
The more I thought about this, the more it circled in my head.. I thought WHAT? You mean to tell me I’m not ever going to be satisfied with what I’ve done? I’m going to pick at every quilt and point out every error I’ve made? That wouldn’t be hard since I seem to keep making the same mistakes so they’re easier to find. No, that wasn’t what she said.. but that’s what I heard. My knee jerk reaction was OH MY WORD!
Garden2day states:”I dare not get frustrated with my biggest release in life.”
I am my worst critic.. but I don’t quilt for perfection.. I quilt for therapy. My quilts are not for show they are for love, the love of fabric, the love of color, the feel of a fresh washed quilt. Oh and sound of Vern humming my tune.. just for me.
Yes, I try to make a quilt with perky points and seams that match. I try new techniques and put colors and textures together just to see what will happen. But she’s right.. we do try to improve but that is not what we’re doing here.. it’s so much more!
- Springwood Quilt show 2011 (cherrypiedesigns.wordpress.com)
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- The Quilt Show (dominateyourdiagnosis.wordpress.com)