Getting there

Know what I love about quilting: experimenting, just sketching things out (or not) and giving it a go. I spent so much of my career as an artist planning every minute detail of a piece, often planning for six months or more before even starting. While I loved that in its way, I must admit it grew a bit tedious. Now, I like to play with my quilts, to see something in my head and dive right in making it — I have learned over the years to trust my head, it often has some right good ideas.

The downside of this: bobbles and wobbles. My quilts are rife with them, but I think in a good way. If something disastrous happens I am not afraid to use Mr. Rippy to undo miles and miles of stitches, but everything else is part of that quilt’s story. I know I probably should freak out about those little hiccups, but I am rather fond of them, and they are fewer with each quilt I make. They feel kinda like the little marks on the kitchen doorframe that record Little One’s growth (once we start doing that).

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Long story short, my Modern Relief quilt is no different: my triangles aren’t quite perfect, there are a few awkward jags in my quilting, and I’m sure there a couple of things I haven’t noticed. Nevertheless, I love this quilt; I am starting to feel like the quilts I am making are really mine rather than versions of someone else’s. I can’t wait to bind it — hopefully tomorrow — and show it off. I think it’s worth the bobbles.

So here’s the question of the day: how many wobbles and bobbles do you let stay in a quilt? (Please tell me in isn’t zero…)

Hugs,
Thomas

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