Too many times I have heard my quilting friends say "oh, it's not good enough" or something close to that when referring to their quilt project, especially when it comes time to show/share it or put it in our guild quilt show. I really find this so sad....When did we become such perfection conscious beasts! Who determines what is good or not good enough!! It's time to stop being so self-critical, to stop comparing, to let ourselves be happy with our quilts and to share them no matter what they look like! I'm tired of ripping out one or two seams in a hundred because they didn't quite make the grade. I'm not sending them to a judged show, my life doesn't depend on the perfection for pity's sake. I need to relax, we all do, and just be happy and thankful for the supplies and abilities we do have. I want to REALLY ENJOY the whole quilting process and not fret while I'm pressing....is this seam going to lay flat, is this border sewn on exactly straight??? I know alot of us feel this way; and yet, it seems every new magazine on the market has all these articles....perfect seams in an instant, easy peasy tips on straight borders, 50 nifty ways to get that quilt perfect! Good grief, enough already!
I'm feeling a little rebellious so I think I'll stage a "No more quilting perfection Rebellion". This doesn't mean that I won't continue to put forth my best effort because I will. I do think I need a few wonky seams and a couple of mismatched blocks in my life. :) Want to join me? LOL!
On a less serious note.... and Happy Stitching!