Quilting is simply a matter of sewing together
a gazillion small pieces of fabric
cut out in a variety of shapes.
Invariably, not every piece every time is going
to cooperate and fit together perfectly.
When I'm working on a project,
I try and work as carefully as I can.
It sure helps to eliminate stress and frustration.
I've been happily working on quilts for
almost 40 years, so I'd like to think
I've acquired a high level of skill sets.
We all know there are "sewing days" and
"non sewing days".
And I've learned when things aren't going as
smoothly as I want it, might be time to stop, step back, and
try again another day.
But I also have learned I have a certain
personal degree of perfection.
It's the standard I have picked for myself.
It's what works for me.
My standards may be higher or lower than another quilter.
I love what I do.
I always strive and challenge myself to do my best work.
Sometimes I even solicit "Jack the Ripper" when something
isn't working out right.
Jack gets to help out just a couple times in a tricky situation
and then that's it.
I move on.
Pick your degree of perfection.
But most of all,
enjoy the process.
Until Next Time-