I have been thinking about a line that Sophie wrote on her blog Sophie Junction this week. She said: "I embraced the attitude that every quilt is practice for those follow."
Life and quilting is all about learning, and relearning. And then remembering what you learned before that you had already forgotten!I am thinking about that this week because my "Always Home" project is out again getting more quilting. It was unearthed and I had to really think about why it didn't get finished. The reason was that I couldn't decided on the quilting design. I have learned that it is one of the decision points that causes UFOs for me. I have too many ideas, and can't pick the "right" one.
I have also learned there is not "one right way". I have to just start and if I like it, great. If I don't, figure out what I don't like, unstitch and either modify or start over. That's the great thing about working with fabric and thread - there are always "do-overs".
I wasn't liking the swirls but didn't know what else I would like better. Now I know that I would like a finished quilt better!
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