Apr 15, 2017
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I love to sew, when I have time.  I love to shop for cool and modern fabric, when I have a project in mind.  But I really love to see the finished product ASAP.

I have just figured out that I am too impatient to be a really good quilter.

 

My quilts are good enough, but from a distance.  To quote Cher from the movie “Clueless” “She’s a full-on Monet. It’s like a painting, see? From far away, it’s okay. But up close, it’s a big old mess.”

Within the past couple of years, I have really gotten into making modern and bright quilts.  I don’t know why I didn’t start sooner, but then the impatient Stephany shows up and then I remember…it’s because I didn’t want to put in that much time and effort in unless the quilt was on track to be perfect.  HA.  What a dummy.  Now that I have a few quilts under my belt, I feel confident enough to tell you that I make imperfect quilts, and I don’t care.  Let’s just say I try really hard to do a good job, but, in the end, as long as I enjoyed spending that rare free time making something that I know will get plenty of use, I will do a “good enough” job to make the cuts as straight as possible and as square as I can.

 

If you are someone who is interested in attempting a quilt, I think you should do it!  Don’t hold off because you’re not good enough.  Do it because you want to learn, improve and come away with a quilt you made.

 

Who cares if it’s a little wonky?  Make weird quilts.  Weird is good.