BEGINNERS: Never stop trying something new!
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!