Sunday, August 24, 2014

Well I'm not perfect


See the safety pin? Well I got carried away and stitched one to many lines of outline stitching. So have to rip out the line of stitching. Don't know when that happened. I have about 1.5 blocks to finish and then the bulk of the quilt is done.

No the seams are not all straight and the points are cut off in some places. So not perfect. I make mistakes on a regular basis. I guess that is what gives it character. At least I think so. It is going to get used and abused. Yes I have tried harder with my piecing since this top was pieced.

My seams are more true to size and I strive to improve. Never to old to learn a new trick or technique.  Need to learn to slow down and make the job more enjoyable. I find my posture tells me if I'm enjoying what I'm doing. If I'm tense my work shows it. Slow down and watch what 
I'm doing and take my time. I don't have deadlines only self imposed ones. Chris  

3 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Why would you take out that extra row of quilting? It's not going into a judged show and it can only make the quilt sturdier. It would be a great "Where's Waldo" search for kids to find the extra row.

Anna said...

"There is hope in honest error, none in the icy perfection of the mere stylist"

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Julierose said...

My Grand'mere used to say there has to be at least one error--we are not perfect, only god is...leave that extra line in--it makes it yours...hugs, Julierose