Perfection Belongs to God Alone

BEGINNERS: Never stop trying something new!

February 2017
I’ve been quilting since 1988. Still I consider myself a novice. EVERY quilt I make feels like the first. I’m stilling learning. Every day.

This quilt was made for my grand-daughter, Lizzie. I’ve never done one like it before. It turned out great and I think she’s going to love it. (She’s getting it for Christmas 2017.) However, I can be honest and say I made some mistakes. (I usually hate it when others point out the flaws in their quilts…but I have a reason for doing it here…hang on and I’ll explain.)

I did not follow the pattern as closely as I should have–I thought I knew what I was doing… I didn’t. So, some of the blocks are facing the wrong way. Oh well! It’s still a pretty quilt and for all I know, you wouldn’t have noticed that if I hadn’t told you.

The other issue is with the binding. I have never before, in 28 years of quilting, ever made “points” on a quilt. This was my first attempt. I always strive to try something new with every quilt. This time…I didn’t do such a bad job. Didn’t do a good job either. BUT, Lizzie doesn’t know that. She’s 11! So, she’ll get it and she’ll be thrilled.

I know this because when I was making it, she begged for it. I told her I was donating it. (She doesn’t know it was hers from the beginning.)

I tell you about the mistakes because hey, we’re all human. We all make mistakes. So what! If I wanted to give a PERFECT quilt, I’d buy one pre-made. I don’t. I want to give quilts I’ve made with love–mistakes and all. So what if they’re not perfect? Keep trying new things. Keep making mistakes and keep loving what you do anyway!

About angieabk

"I'd like to think of myself as a blended mix of Southern charm and humor. What I really am is a hot mess of sin and sass. Jesus loves me either way."

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